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How, exactly, does apple cider vinegar (ACV) help with glucose spikes?

ACV is the fermented juice from crushed apples. It contains acetic acid, and nutrients such as vitamins B and C. ACV is popularly used in salad dressings and cooking. ACV improves the uptake of glucose in our cells, that is, it increases the speed at which our muscles soak up glucose after we eat. The best way to consume ACV is by adding a few drops to a glass of water, or as a salad dressing.

ACV may also help to manage diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity and reducing post meal blood glucose levels. Please note, however, that ACV does not replace your diabetic medication and the dose of ACV you plan to take must first be discussed with your doctor and/or dietitian.

Studies indicate that ACV consumption is associated with a feeling of fullness that promotes satiety, which in turn results in the consumption of fewer calories and, hence, aids in weight loss.


These studies explain in further detail how apple cider vinegar can help to manage type 2 diabetes:

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