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It turns out that grandmother was right in using vinegar in the foods she prepared. Researchers have found that vinegar has health benefits that are better, safer and cheaper than prescription medicines. When looking at blood sugar, triglycerides, and other health conditions, researchers found that 2 tablespoons of vinegar a day was the amount that helped all these conditions. Smaller doses were helpful but the benefits were not as pronounced as the 2 tablespoons a day. So break out the dill pickles and the sliced cucumbers marinated in vinegar. They will make you feel full longer, too.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vinegar has been used for years as a supplement in traditional and modern diets
  • Thanks to vinegars properties, many cultures mix those vinegars with starchy foods like rice to aid in digestion
  • The optimal amount seems to be 40 spoonfuls per week, giving pre-diabetics a 16 point drop in their blood sugar

“Consuming vinegar with a meal reduces the spike in blood sugar, insulin, and triglycerides, and it appears to work particularly well in those who are insulin resistant and on their way to type 2 diabetes.”

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