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    Is apple cider vinegar safe during pregnancy
    LLCTJC posted:
    I often use apple cider vinegar in salad dressings and have drank it diluted with water as a sort of cleanse. Is it safe to consume during pregnancy?
    imreddy responded:
    I do not know for sure, but I don't see why not. Your body would likely filter out anything harmful before it reaches the infant - unless it has a narcotic effect or acts like liquor, or caffeine. I can tell you that it is NOT really very good for you to drink straight or even mildly diluted. The reason for that is because of it's high acidity - it can burn your esophagus going down your throat and can eat away at the lining in your stomach. I can also tell you that if you are pregnant and get further along in pregnancy, you wil likely avoid it like the plague because you will likely have acid reflux. The baby pushing up on your stomach and other organs makes it so you have less room and the sphincter keeping the stomach acid in your stomach becomes inadequate to do that job. This causes really annoying acid reflux and makes you want to avoid the foods and drinks that cause it, such as tomato products or acidic foods.

    Since I cannot give you a sure answer, I would suggest you research apple cider vinegar and see if there are any warnings.
    Sn0wWhiteQu33n responded:
    yes its safe. i have used it many times in my foods. i even use lemon in my salads and drink if straight. i crave it lol.
    Apple cider vinegar is the natural product of fermenting crushed apples. Vinegar has been used as a health tonic for thousands of years for many different ailments.
    Risks. Women with osteoporosis should be wary of apple cider vinegar. Used regularly, apple cider vinegar could reduce bone density. Because it can alter insulin levels, people with diabetes should not use apple cider vinegar without telling their doctors first.
    But it doesn't say pregnant woman shouldn't drink or use it. just keep it diluted.
    byoung1979 responded:
    actually it is a common home remedy for acid reflux. Sounds weird I know but millions swear by it.

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