Saturday, February 3, 2007

Vinergar via Diabetes

Numerous studies have shown that vinegar can help lower your blood sugar, even after a high-carb meal.
In a recent study, researchers divided a group of people into 3 smaller groups. One had been diagnosed with diabetes, 2nd group were pre-diabetic, and the 3rd had normal blood sugar. All three groups have been given either 2 tablespoons of vinegar or a placebo (a drink that used as a control in an experiment) before eating a high-carb breakfast. A week later, the same subject had the same breakfast, but with the different drink.
What the researchers found were that all three groups had lower levels of blood sugar when they drank the vinegar. The blood glucose levels of those who were pre-diabetic were reduced by almost 50 percent in the first hour after the meal (as compared to when they drank the placebo). Those with diabetes saw their blood sugar levels drop by 25 percent - results as good as or better than what can be expected from Metaformin, a popular diabetes drug that can induce unpleasant side effects.
Not too interested in slurping down a couple of tablespoons of sour vinegar? Not a problem. Even dressing a side salad with vinegar and olive oil will do the trick. Researchers have found that just about any food with vinegar can produce a similar effect. Pickles slowed the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, while regular cucumbers would not.


Anonymous said...

Is there a particular vinegar? I recently preferred to mix my salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil instead of the usually bottle dressings.

Good info!

Thanks anh P


Philip said...

I bought an Italian Wine Vinegar at super market and mixed it with vegetable, it tasted good. Cost $2.50.

susanP said...

And I just want vegi. w. no dressing, it's more healthy that way. Thanks anyway.