Vinegar can be used to lower blood sugar levels after eating a meal. It inhibits enzymes necessary for the digestion of starches and other complex carbohydrates preventing them from being broken down into glucose and absorbed into the bloodstream.
Taken at bedtime it can also lower morning fasting blood sugar levels. All of this means that it may help prevent people from getting type-2 diabetes.
Vinegar also stimulates the burning of fat for weight loss. Researchers in Japan divided subjects into three groups. One group drank one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar each day and the other group drank 2 tablespoons. The third group drank a placebo. After 12 weeks the vinegar drinking groups had lost 4.4 pounds compared to the placebo group which reported no change. The researchers also found that one tablespoon per day was sufficient to achieve these results.
The amount of vinegar needed is one to two tablespoons per day which can be added to foods you are eating. One popular way of doing this is to add two teaspoons to a glass of water with a teaspoon or so of honey, mix well, and enjoy!
I’ve actually begun adding vinegar to my morning meal. So…please pass the apple cider vinegar!