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Vinegar Can Balance Your Blood Sugar

Posted Dec 19 2008 12:13am

Good news for diabetics and others with blood sugar problems. If you thought vinegar was just a way to jazz up your salads, you now have a much better reason to toss some into several of your favorite foods.

Nutritionist Carol S. Johnston of Arizona State University East found that two tablespoons before a meal "will dramatically reduce the spike in blood sugar concentrations of insulin and glucose that come after a meal," Science News Online reports.

Another two possible sweet benefits you could get from consuming vinegar. First off, it's inexpensive. A year's supply of vinegar runs about $20 versus diabetes medicine, which could cost between $800 to $1,800 a year. Secondly, adding vinegar could yield it could even help you lose weight, a pleasantly surprising outcome that Johnston found.

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