There's a $6 liquid that can curb cravings, and you probably already have it

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It's a common cooking ingredient.

If there's one liquid with a laundry list of benefits, it's apple cider vinegar. The amber-coloured type of vinegar has been proven to assist in clearing skin, lower bad cholesterol levels, boost energy, banish bad breath, clear a stuffy nose and kill many types of bacteria. 

But, in my humble opinion, ACV's best benefits are those relating to weight loss. The vinegar can help shed kilos by aiding with digestion because of it's malic acid ingredient – one that's shown to help your gut – and can also help to curb sugar cravings.

"Ingesting vinegar helps you feel more satiated in the short-term," says nutritionist Stacy Goldberg in a recent article on wellandgood.com.

She added that the common misconception that you should be drinking ACV in shot-form is wrong.

"Don’t drink it straight. It’s super acidic and could cause harm to your teeth, esophagus, and digestive system."

Instead, she says it's best to dilute 1 to 2 tablespoons of it with 8 ounces of water. 

If you're like me and think doing that every day may be a bit of a stretch considering I'm often too lazy to even wash my face at night, you'll be happy to know ACV comes in tablet-form. The standard ones are available from your local chemist or Tonik sell them in a cutely-packaged bottle you can order online.

Written By Sangeeta Kocharekar