While we are all looking for the next best, and quickest way to lose weight. I am here to tell you that vinegar help with weight loss and has been shown to reduce glucose levels after meals . High glucose in the blood stream after meals Leads directly to weight gain and even insulin resistance over time, which is called diabetes.
Any time we intake Carbs for a meal or snack it is turned into glucose in our blood. Our pancreas then releases insulin to get the excess glucose(sugar) out of our blood, the leftover is then stored in our body as fat. Glycemic index is the measure of how much a carb actually spikes this, a snickers bar would spike it high triggering more insulin to be released while a sweet potato has a lower response causing less fat storage.
In 2004, a study cited in the American Diabetes Foundation’s publication Diabetes Care1 found that taking vinegar before meals significantly increased insulin sensitivity and dramatically reduced the insulin and glucose spikes that occur after meals. The study involved 29 people, divided into three groups:
One-third had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
One-third had pre-diabetic signs.
One-third was healthy.
The results were quite significant:
All three groups had better blood glucose readings with the vinegar than with the placebo.
People with pre-diabetic symptoms benefited the most from the vinegar, cutting their blood glucose concentrations by nearly half.
People with diabetes improved their blood glucose levels by 25 percent with vinegar.
People with pre-diabetic symptoms had lower blood glucose than the healthy participants after both drank vinegar.
According to another study by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, “the rating of satiety in test subjects was directly related to the acetic acid level (vinegar).” Meaning, vinegar also had an influence on the making the subjects of the study fuller, faster.
How much is recommended?
While I wouldn’t recommend chugging a whole bottle a day. A tablespoon before meals has been shown to make drastic improvements for blood glucose levels. I like to make a small spinach salad with table spoon or two of vinegar. I prefer apple cider vinegar and balsamic, clients like to ask if balsamic dressings count. I say no. It needs to be plain vinegar
Who do I recommend this too?
Anyone trying to lose weight
diabetic or pre-diabetic
someone trying to increase satiety
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European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2005) 59, 983–988. doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602197; published online 29 June 2005
Author: Monica Perry
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