Can vinegar support weight loss?
I remember in my early 20s when I was told that doing a shot of apple cider vinegar in the morning was the key to a svelte figure. Although this would be terrible for your teeth and it’s quite horrible, there is a truth behind this idea - but we need to look at the science.
A 2017 meta study took a look at a number of controlled trials investigating the effect of vinegar consumption on blood glucose levels. The effect of vinegar intake with a meal on postprandial glucose (that’s the sugar spike after a meal) has been studied in several trials with conflicting results, so they wanted to get a clearer answer.
When they analysed the pooled results of studies they found there was a significant mean glucose and insulin spike reduction in participants who consumed vinegar compared with the control group. The findings suggest that vinegar can be effective in reducing post meal glucose and insulin levels - really interesting stuff.
Balancing blood sugar is one pillar of The Positive Method - The Wellness Approach to Weight Loss. It can be a gam changer for positive and sustainable weight loss, as well as supporting conditions like PCOS.
I would not recommend drinking vinegar straight, as that’s pretty jazzy, but you could dilute it in a little water using a straw (to protect your enamel) or try dressing salads with apple cider vinegar or adding vinegar pickled fermented veg to your plate. And why? Having vinegar before a meal or during can reduce your blood glucose levels post eating, which means a smoother ride for your blood sugar balance. It's one of the buffers.
Get your blood sugar in control, amazing things can happen with your wellness and therefore your weight.
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