Apple Cider Vinegar - Reduce blood Sugar

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Over the centuries, vinegar has been used for countless purposes:
making pickles, killing weeds, cleaning coffee makers, polishing armor, and dressing salads.

It's also an ancient folk remedy, touted to relieve just about any ailment you can think of.

In recent years, apple cider vinegar has been singled out as an especially helpful health tonic.

So it's now sold in both the condiment and the health supplement aisles of your grocery store.

While many of the folk medicine uses of vinegar are unproven (or were disproved), a few do have a medical research backing them up.

Some small studies have hinted that apple cider vinegar could help with several conditions, such as
diabetes and obesity.

 

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What Is Apple Cider Vinegar?

Vinegar is a product of fermentation.

This is a process in which sugars in a food are broken down by bacteria and yeast.

In the first stage of fermentation, the sugars are turned into alcohol. Then, if the alcohol ferments further, you get vinegar.

The word comes from the French, meaning "sour wine."
While vinegar can be made from all sorts of things -- like many fruits, vegetables, and grains -- apple cider vinegar comes from pulverized apples.

The main ingredient of apple cider vinegar, or any vinegar, is acetic acid.

However, vinegars also have other acids, vitamins, mineral salts, and amino acids.

 

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Dear Sintu Lingam, It is very nice to note that apple cider vinegar reduces blood sugar thereby it also helps us to control diabetes and obesity. thanks for this important information.
 

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Apple Cider Vinegar: Cure for Everything?

While long used as a folk remedy, apple cider vinegar became well known in the U.S. in the late 1950s, when it was promoted in the best-selling book Folk Medicine: A Vermont Doctor's Guide to Good Health by D. C. Jarvis.

During the alternative medicine boom of recent years, apple cider vinegar pills have become a popular dietary supplement.

Look on the back of a box of supplements -- or on the Internet or in the pages of any one of the many books on vinegar and health -- and you'll find some amazing claims.

Apple cider vinegar is purported to treat numerous diseases, health conditions, and annoyances.

To name a few, it's supposed to kill head lice, reverse aging, ease digestion, and wash
"toxins" from the body.

Most of these claims have no evidence backing them up. Some -- like vinegar's supposed ability to treat lice or warts -- have actually been studied, and researchers turned up nothing to support their use.

Other claims have been backed up by studies, but with a catch: vinegar may work, but not as well as other treatments.
For instance, while vinegar is a disinfectant, it doesn't kill as many germs as common cleaners.

And while vinegar does seem to help with jelly fish stings -- an old folk remedy -- hot water works better.

 

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Scientific Evidence of Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

* Diabetes.

The effect of vinegar on blood sugar levels is perhaps the best-researched and the most promising of apple cider vinegar's possible health benefits.

Several studies have found that vinegar may help lower glucose levels. For instance, one 2007 study of 11 people with type 2 diabetes found that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed lowered glucose levels in the morning by 4%-6%.

* High cholesterol.

A 2006 study showed evidence that vinegar could lower cholesterol.

However, the study was done in rats, so it's too early to know how it might work in people.

* Blood pressure and heart health.

Another study in rats found that vinegar could lower high blood pressure.

A large observational study also found that people who ate oil and vinegar dressing on salads five to six times a week had lower rates of heart disease than people who didn't.

* Cancer.

A few laboratory studies have found that vinegar may be able to kill cancer cells or slow their growth.

One found that eating vinegar was associated with a decreased risk of esophageal cancer. Another associated it with an increased risk of bladder cancer.

* Weight Loss.

For thousands of years, vinegar has been used for weight loss.

White vinegar (and perhaps other types) might help people feel full.

A 2005 study of 12 people found that those who ate a piece of bread along with small amounts of white vinegar felt fuller and more satisfied than those who just ate the bread.
 

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How Should Apple Cider Vinegar Be Used?

Since apple cider vinegar is an unproven treatment, there are no official recommendations on how to use it. Some people take two teaspoons a day (mixed in a cup of water or juice.) A tablet of 285 milligrams is another common dosage.

Apple cider vinegar is also sometimes applied to the skin or used in enemas. The safety of these treatments is unknown.

Apple cider vinegar could theoretically interact with diuretics, laxatives and medicines for diabetes and heart disease.

If you have diabetes, check with your doctor before using apple cider vinegar. Vinegar contains chromium, which can alter your insulin levels.

 

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Dear Sintu Lingam, It is very nice to note that apple cider vinegar reduces blood sugar thereby it also helps us to control diabetes and obesity. thanks for this important information.
hi sumitra,,,
thanks dear...
 

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