Vinegar For Diabetes


Diabetics are always looking for foods that either work in favor of their condition. The more knowledge they have of these relationships, the better the chances of controlling their glucose levels. Research has determined that vinegar is one of these ways of helping the diabetes fight.

It may seem surprising to most that, of all possible sources, vinegar would have something to offer. But the fact is that vinegar does an excellent job of controlling glucose levels. Not only does it help to regulate blood sugar levels after a meal, but when taken before bedtime it carries over and helps lower sugar levels the following morning.

Studies show that when an individual partakes in as little as two teaspoons of vinegar before a meal, glucose and insulin spikes, which commonly take place after the meal, were dramatically reduced as a result.

The secret behind the effectiveness of vinegar on blood sugar levels is due to its composition. Made up mostly of acetic acid, this particular acid works to inhibit several enzymes that digest carbs. When the vinegar is consumed, it goes to work in the intestines to allow particular sugars and starches to go through without being processed. Since these items are not adequately processed, it means that they have a very limited impact on blood sugar.

If the thought of downing straight vinegar isn't at all appetizing, then you can consider taking it in the form of a vinaigrette dressing on a salad, or simply mix it with water and an artificial sweetener. Another way to slip it past the taste buds is in cooking. Vinegar is an excellent meat tenderizer as marinating meat will absorb it. Pickles are also another way to ingest it without having to focus too much on the taste.

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