Apple cider vinegar is good for people with diabetes and weight loss

Apple cider vinegar offers many benefits for people, especially its helpful weight loss effect if taken before bedtime.

Drinking apple cider vinegar before a meal that lowers blood sugar, which is good news for diabetics, according to Health Notes and Live Strong. Science has proven to drink a glass of water mixed with a little apple cider vinegar before sleeping to help stabilize blood sugar throughout the night.

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A study published by America's Diab Care magazine found that a group of people with insulin resistance after a period of drinking apple cider vinegar water were able to stabilize insulin levels and enhance insulin sensitivity.

Regular consumption of apple cider vinegar at night contributes to a decrease in body weight thanks to organic acid content and antioxidant compounds, thus affecting chemical processes related to the metabolism, according to Health Notes. However, you want to promote its miraculous weight loss role, which needs to be combined with the daily exercise regime. In short, consuming apple cider vinegar before eating and sleeping helps patients with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes patients improve the level of blood sugar and insulin. Also,  if you're trying to lose weight, a few drops of this liquid can contribute to the development of your metabolism.

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A Japanese study showed that taking 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar daily for 12 weeks reduced an average of 450 grams and 1.25 cm of the waistline. The results were even better for those who drank 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar for 12 weeks, losing an average of nearly 1.8 kg and nearly 2.5 cm of the waistline. Another study tested volunteers with type 2 diabetes. Participants took 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with water or mixed with cheese before going to bed.

Scientists found that people who drank apple cider vinegar had a lower blood sugar level in the morning than when they drank it before sleeping. The results showed that decreased blood sugar level means insulin levels decreased. Insulin is a hormone that helps turn some food into fat, according to Health Notes. In addition, consuming apple cider vinegar at bedtime can also slow down the digestion of carbohydrates, which may help control weight.

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How to drink apple cider vinegar to lose weight

The amount of apple cider vinegar for weight loss is 1-2 tablespoons (15 - 30 ml) per day. It should be mixed with water or other drinks or mixed it into dishes, such as salads. Just mix it with olive oil and your favorite vegetables, according to Health Notes.

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For those who are new to apple cider vinegar, it is probably advisable to start with 1 teaspoon per day to see the stomach's tolerance. Caution should be taken when taking apple cider vinegar before going to bed. Although drinking apple cider vinegar before bedtime is considered safe for most people, it is a kind of acid and there are some things you should keep in mind:

Preventing irritation: Undiluted apple cider vinegar can irritate the throat and mouth. Thus, just drink 1-2 tablespoons daily, dilute it in a glass of water.

Avoiding tooth decay: The acid in vinegar can wear away enamel. Therefore, it is recommended to drink apple cider vinegar in moderate amounts and dilute it with water or juice.

Apple cider vinegar can interact with certain drugs such as insulin or diuretics, which can reduce potassium levels in the body. It's best to consult your doctor before applying anything new to your diet.

By: Jimmy Saunders

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