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5 health benefits of apple cider vinegar for people with diabetes

Many say apple cider vinegar can be helpful to people with diabetes. What are the biggest benefits of the supplement?

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Apple cider vinegar is a natural apple product used for centuries to help with blood sugar control.

It has been shown in studies that apple cider vinegar helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels and regulate glucose levels, which can assist people with diabetes.

In this blog post, we will discuss nine health benefits of apple cider vinegar!

What is apple cider vinegar?

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Apple cider vinegar, also known as ACV or apple cider vinegar is a type of fermented drink that comes from apple juice and yeast.

It can be used in cooking to provide flavor for dishes such as salad dressings, marinades, and sauces.

How to use apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar should not be consumed straight from the bottle but rather diluted in water, or used in foods like dressings or marinades.

Apple cider vinegar regulates blood sugars by slowing the rate at which glucose is absorbed into your bloodstream.

This helps to regulate blood sugar levels and keeps you from experiencing spikes in energy followed by a drop.

Apple cider vinegar has been shown to help with weight loss and body weight regulation.

Apple cider vinegar has been shown to help with weight loss and body weight regulation.

In one study, ACV was found to reduce visceral fat that is the harmful kind of belly fat that causes inflammation in our bodies.

It also seems to promote satiety (feeling full) so you’ll likely eat fewer calories during meals.

It’s a natural way to control blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity

Apple cider vinegar has also been shown to help with regulating blood sugar levels, by improving insulin sensitivity. which is particularly helpful for people who have diabetes and are on a diabetic diet.

ACV can be used in your skinscare routine

The acidity in apple cider vinegar can remove excess oils from the surface of your face, leaving you with a more hydrated complexion. It should always be diluted with water due to its acidity.

This is because apple cider vinegar acts as an astringent that tightens pores and removes dirt buildup on the skin’s surface. Though, you should always have your skin evaluated by a dermatologist before proceeding.

It’s beneficial for people who have high cholesterol or are at risk of developing diabetes 

High cholesterol can be a concern for people with diabetes. ACV can help those who are at risk of developing diabetes lower their cholesterol levels.

Cholesterol can cause build-up in your arteries, which could lead to a blockage, or heart attack.

In some studies, taking Apple cider vinegar helped reduce the amount of LDL or “bad” cholesterol, which can lower your risk of high cholesterol and cardiac events.

It’s beneficial for the heart and helps control both types of lipids which include triglycerides and HDLs within your system.

It’s shown to help regulate blood pressure

Apple cider vinegar can help people maintain proper blood pressure levels.

Studies found apple cider vinegar was able to lower the participants’ systolic and diastolic BP readings significantly from their initial measurements.

This seems to happen because it inhibits the enzyme responsible for constricting blood vessels in animal studies.

People with diabetes are at an additional risk of cardiovascular disease.

Apple cider vinegar is a natural way to help lower high blood pressure outside of medication.

The bottom line on apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar certainly has its benefits, but not all claims about the supplement have scientific backing.

If you’re looking for a supplement to add to your diet or improve the quality of life while living with diabetes, apple cider vinegar is easily accessible, and does some good over all.

As always, as your healthcare provider before starting new supplements or treatments.

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About Mila

Hi! I'm Mila.

I’m earning my Master’s degree in Applied nutrition.

I’m a journalist and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach living with  LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, a slow-progressing form of autoimmune Type 1 diabetes) I love food, travel, and my kitchen, and teaching you about diabetes self-management.

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    1. I combine a tablespoon with 8 ounces of water. Popcorn is fine on a low-carb diet. A keto diet may be different.

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