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No doubt, you’ve seen them — lists touting the amazing curative power of apple cider vinegar for an amazing number of ills. “ACV” (as it’s sometimes referred to in studies) has been praised for its ability to balance skin pH, increase good gut bacteria and help control your weight, as well as many other beneficial things.
One of the most powerful benefits is its ability to balance your blood sugar. A study1 at Arizona State University tested 11 volunteers with type 2 diabetes (diagnosed by a doctor) who weren’t taking insulin but continued taking their prescription medications.
Each participant took 2 tablespoons of #applecidervinegar with a snack — an ounce of cheese — before bedtime. The researchers demonstrated that in the morning, the study subjects had lower blood sugar readings than when they had the same snack with 2 tablespoons of water. Obviously because you don't need cheese! .
This is important and potentially life-changing news for half of the American population, as reports state that half the US suffers from either high blood sugar or full-blown diabetes.
That’s a huge jump from the projection of 1 in 3 by 2050 made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2010. Worse, half that number are unaware of how compromised their health really is.
For 12 weeks, Japanese study members of one group drank half an ounce of ACV, one group had a beverage with 1 ounce of ACV and the third group had a drink with no #ACV. When the study was over, those who drank the cider vinegar had lower body weight and belly fat, smaller waist measurements and lower triglycerides compared to the others. Researchers assert, is that acetic acid can “turn on” trigger genes that initiate the enzymes’ ability to break down fat, which prevents weight gain. It also helps you feel full.
Researchers found that when acetic acid was added to drinking water, There are higher levels of good gut bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria, and reduced symptoms of the gastrointestinal disease.” #uglybynature