at Aston University in Birmingham have concluded that natural
cider vinegar can have a big effect on controlling blood
The study was
undertaken last summer and the results aired on the BBC 2 television
programme ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’.
team of volunteers ate two bagels following overnight fasting and
their blood sugar levels were measured before and
after the meal. As you would expect, there was a massive and rapid
increase in blood sugar after the bagels.
day the same group drank diluted dose of apple cider vinegar before
they ate their bagels and the resultant sugar levels in of the volunteer’s
blood dropped by an average of 36% over an hour and a half.
effect of cider vinegar in reducing sugar levels is normally explained
by the presence of acetic acid which is thought to suppress the
breakdown of starches and so the same experiment was conducted with
supermarket malt vinegar but it had no effect. So there has to be
something special about those cider