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Is Apple Cider Vinegar In Your Diet?


#1

Purported to have several health benefits - is it a staple in your diet?

If so have you noticed any difference? I just started drinking it every morning with pysillium husk and Superfood mixed with water


#2

Is has active cultures which helps maintain gut flora, and butyrate production. Plus it has been clealry shown that taking acetic acid before a meal reduces the blood sugar peak.


#3

[quote]mertdawg wrote:
Is has active cultures which helps maintain gut flora, and butyrate production. Plus it has been clealry shown that taking acetic acid before a meal reduces the blood sugar peak. [/quote]

Yeah that’s what they say. But how many people actually notice a difference?

With respect to athletics it apparently lessens lactic acid buildup so marathon runners will use it post workout


#4

Extensive studies have shown that if you have 1 tbsp before a meal, blood sugar peak is significantly less.

They fed people a cup of lettuce, with olive oil, and another group got the same thing plus 5 grams of vinegar, and a third group dot the same except it was pH neutralized “vinegar”. Then they gave them something like 75 grams of potato, and the non-neutralized vinegar group topped out on blood sugar about 20 points lower than the other two groups.

As for probiotics I prefer naturally fermented pickles and kraut, but I will definately put apple cider vinegar on baked potatoes. The potato fiber is supposed to be ideal for culturing the probiotics.