Thanks for this. I was taking 1-2 tbs of cider vinegar in the a.m. Now I am going to take it at night. Hopefully it will help lower my morning glucose reading. I appreciate you taking the time to talk about this.
I know there are internal benefits, but there are also external. Mix with water (1:1 ratio) and use as a conditioner. Very inexpensive (I buy the cheap stuff in the gallon container), and leaves hair feeling soft and tangle-free (plus no feeling of product build-up)! I've been using it for over a year, and my hairdresser comments on how soft my hair is every time! ;)
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 pressureand 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. However, it's far from clear that the vinegar was the reason.
Cancer. A few laboratory studies have found that vinegar may be able to kill cancer cells or slow their growth. Observational studies of people have been confusing. 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.
Vinegar (especially Braggs Apple Cider kind) and most pickled foods are good for you....watch the salt of course or make it yourself! I use apple cider vinegar in dressings, sautes and soups, over steamed veggies...i also use it to pickle my own carrots and cucumbers, tomatoes whatever!
I also down a Tbsp of it before bed with a water chaser, google it and you will see all the things it helps with
10/12/12 11:22 A
I use it in recipes, namely salad dressings, but I'm not about to start drinking a T with my water 3 times a day as I don't think it helps weight loss.
10/12/12 9:35 A
it's a great addition since it has no calories at all, and no carbs at all. It seems to help my acid reflux at night. I take 1 tbsp in the morning, then chase it down with water very quick, and then do the same just before bedtime. It even has claims for aiding in weight loss, but I seriously doubt that. That myth is probably due to it having no calories.
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10/12/12 9:16 A
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