Here is an article I found during a recent health search… I use to have a book here by Bragg that someone gave me about the wonders of vinegar!!! Well, this is trully wonderful news!!! But hopefully not to hard to stomach? The book I had mentioned a honey, vinegar, and water drink. I only tried it a couple times….but hmm…
Vinegar Sweet for Diabetics
A kitchen staple that’s probably sitting in your pantry—vinegar—may help control blood sugar fluctuations in people with insulin resistance. That’s important, because chronic blood sugar spikes can damage the pancreas and other organs. In the small study from Arizona State University in Mesa, three groups of participants—healthy people, people with insulin-resistance (prediabetic) and people with type 2 diabetes—drank either four teaspoons of vinegar in a watersaccharin solution or a similar-tasting placebo beverage before eating a highcarb meal of a bagel and orange juice. Then blood sugar was tested. One week later, the groups switched. After drinking the vinegar solution, the group with prediabetes reduced their blood sugar levels by 34%, while the group with diabetes saw their blood sugar levels drop 20% compared to the placebo group. In an extension of the study, participants drank the vinegar solution twice daily for four weeks and lost an average of about two pounds compared to controls. The researchers speculate that vinegar may interfere with enzymes that break down carbohydrtes for absorption.
More to read about it here (weightloss mentioned)!!
Vinegar as a Sweet Solution?
by Janet Raloff
bits from article:
“Her studies indicate that 2 tablespoons of vinegar before a meal—perhaps, as part of a vinaigrette salad dressing—will dramatically reduce the spike in blood concentrations of insulin and glucose that come after a meal. In people with type 2 diabetes, these spikes can be excessive and can foster complications, including heart disease.”
“In these tests, vinegar had an effect on volunteers’ blood comparable to what might be expected from antidiabetes drugs, such as metformin, the researchers reported last January in Diabetes Care. A follow-up study has now turned up an added—and totally unexpected—benefit from vinegar: moderate weight loss.”