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Some of the best evidence shows that vinegar has a post-meal glucose-lowering effect in people with blood sugar abnormalities. A 2015 study in the Journal of Diabetes Research found that when people with Type 2 diabetes consumed 30 milliliters (roughly 1 fluid ounce of) vinegar mixed with 20 milliliters water before a meal, their blood glucose, insulin and triglyceride levels were lower for up to five hours after the meal than when they consumed a placebo; what's more, the vinegar-drinkers' forearm muscles had a greater uptake of glucose from the blood, which also helps with blood sugar regulation. Do you believe this study to be true or false?
1. A new crop of gourmet vinegars has arrived, offering new flavors and possibly even novel health benefits. From fruit or herb-infused vinegars (think: raspberry, pineapple, rosemary) to drinking vinegars like those from McClary Bros. or the organic Suja brand, vinegars have become hot ingredients in the kitchen. Are you familiar with these gourmet vinegars?
2. Grain vinegars and fruit vinegars, both of which are fermented, possess a variety of beneficial physiological effects, including antibacterial and antioxidant properties and even some anticancer activities. Which two health benefits are you familiar with?
Vinegar is showing promise as a tool to improve blood sugar control and blood lipid (or cholesterol) levels.
Apple cider vinegar is also being touted as a weight-loss remedy, digestive aid, treatment for acid reflux, and more.
3. By contrast, consuming a variety of vinegars (such as blueberry vinegar, rice vinegar, wine vinegars and others) not only for the flavor diversity but "because there are different antioxidants in the different vinegars, and they do complement each other." Bottom line: While it's a mistake to view vinegar as a miracle elixir, it can be good for your health in a number of ways, as well as a tasty addition to meals. Just be sure not to drink vinegar straight: Mix it with water or tea if you're going to drink it. Otherwise, it can harm your tooth enamel or burn your esophagus. Were you aware of these vinegar facts?
4. Aside from the blood sugar benefits, some experts believe the enthusiasm for vinegar is somewhat ahead of the science. It is an ingredient (it's not a super food). It has its place in a healthy diet and people are generally going to be consuming it with healthier foods like salads, fermented vegetables or vinegar reduction sauces on seafood. After reading this survey, will you be using more vinegar in your daily diet?
01/27/2017 Health & Fitness