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You should be eating bread at the end of your meal for the same reason you should start it with apple cider vinegar—to lower insulin levels. “It appears from the results of one small study in the American Diabetes Association journal Diabetes Care that consuming vinegar with a carbohydrate-rich meal may improve insulin sensitivity directly after the meal in those with insulin resistance or who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes,” Palinski-Wade says. In addition, “an improvement in insulin regulation in the body may be beneficial for weight management.”
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You can potentially reverse type 2 diabetes if you drop pounds, and an apple cider vinegar weight-loss plan can help you do that. “Apple cider vinegar may be particularly useful for people with diabetes because blood glucose control is a main concern for diabetes management, and it can affect insulin sensitivity,” Zuckerbrot says. But, be careful if you’re on meds for your condition. “Since vinegar may reduce blood glucose levels after meals, those taking medications to reduce them, such as insulin, should carefully monitor their readings and response to prevent hypoglycemic episodes,” Palinski-Wade says. Here are some other detox foods that might work just as well as apple cider vinegar.
ACV may help you lose fat
So apple cider vinegar may work to regulate blood sugar, appetite, insulin, and cravings, but it can actually melt pounds? Some research suggests it does. “In 2009 a double-blind, placebo-controlled study was done investigating the effects of apple cider vinegar intake on body weight and abdominal fat in 175 obese Japanese subjects,” Zuckerbrot says. “This was the first study to show that continuous vinegar intake reduces body weight, BMI, and body fat mass.” She says acetic acid may help fat breakdown. But more research is needed to replicate the study’s findings and identify exactly how ACV caused the weight loss.