Medication, regular exercise and healthy eating habits are the cornerstones of diabetes control. Nothing will take their place, but many have an interest in consuming vinegar to give them an edge in controlling their blood glucose. Research suggests that vinegar may reduce blood glucose in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

One study, conducted at the Nutrition Department of Arizona State University by Dr. Carol S. Johnston and Andrea M. White, PhD, surveyed 11 people afflicted with type 2 diabetes. The research found that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar right before bed lowered the blood sugar levels of these individuals by four to six percent by morning.

The way in which apple cider vinegar works in the body is complex. Although the mechanisms of vinegar are unclear, some experts think it slows down absorption of carbohydrates into the blood by delaying the breakdown of starches into sugars. Other studies, such as the one conducted by Dr. Johnston, believe that apple cider vinegar helps lower the post-meal blood sugar of people with a high level of insulin resistance. In the study, Dr. Johnston gave subjects – some with insulin resistance and some without – 20 milliliters of apple cider vinegar and 40 milliliters of water. The research found that the after-meal blood sugar levels of the subjects with insulin resistance lowered by 34 percent when they drank the apple cider vinegar.

Before changing your diet, supplements or any lifestyle factors, discuss your plans with your health care provider. A single change may require additional modifications to your medications or other areas of your treatment plan.

Before you get started, here are tips when consuming our fruit vinegar beverages:

• Make sure to choose a vinegar that is organic and unpasteurized.
• Use a tablespoon of raw, organic apple cider vinegar or fruit vinegar substitute in a small glass of water three times per day. Take your dose about half an hour before meals. Do this 30 minutes before your meal preferably.
• Drink it with a straw to protect your tooth enamel.
• If you experience any burning or nausea, either reduce the amount of fruit vinegar concentration or try drinking it after meals.

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Sources

http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2014/11-nov/vinegar-a-diabetes-do-or.html
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/862975
http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/30/11/2814.full
http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/27/1/281.full
https://bragg.com/products/PDFs/JournalOfFunctionalFoods.pdf

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