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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.
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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. Check out the scientific reason why belly fat is so hard to ditch.
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We all want to know the ways to get the metabolism of a 25-year-old, and apple cider vinegar may be one of them. “Although this has not been proven in human studies, one animal study from Japan found consuming vinegar may increase the production of an enzyme responsible for fat burning,” Palinski-Wade says. But again, more research is needed in this area.