Apple cider vinegar (ACV) can help reduce the factors responsible for the reduction of blood sugar levels that cause type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Results vary between individuals, but a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar is sufficient to help regulate blood sugar levels. Apple cider vinegar can be used as a salad dressing or added to a glass of water before bed time. Consider adding honey to the vinegar to help offset the acidic taste. But be aware that honey is largely sugar, and can cause you blood sugar spike, so use in moderation.
- ACV can act to block your body’s ability to metabolize sugar, thus helping to control sugar spikes.
- ACV acts much like common Type 2 diabetes medications available today. 2 tablespoons taken at bedtime can help regulate fasting blood sugar overnight.
- It is not recommended to mix honey with ACV (to improve taste) as honey is mostly made of sugar which will counteract the benefits of ACV.
“Although the results of ACV vary from one individual to the next, if you consider most of the studies concerning ACV, then a tablespoon or two seems to be sufficient to obtain the benefits associated with ACV and blood glucose regulation.”