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Vinegar Helps Diabetes

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Adding vinegar to a meal slows the glycemic response—the rate at which carbohydrates are absorbed into the bloodstream—by 20%. Reason: The acetic acid in vinegar seems to slow the emptying of the stomach, which reduces risk for hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), a risk factor for heart disease, and helps people with type 2 diabetes manage their condition. Ways to add vinegar to meals: Use malt vinegar on thick-cut oven fries…marinate sliced tomatoes and onions in red-wine ­vinegar before adding the vegetables to a sandwich…mix two parts red wine vinegar with one part olive oil, and use two tablespoons on a green salad.

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Source: Carol S. Johnston, PhD, RD, associate director, nutrition program, Arizona State University, Mesa, and coauthor of a study published in Diabetes Care. Date: January 4, 2012 Publication: Bottom Line Personal
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