Cider Vinegar has been used for many years throughout the world for its medicinal properties.
In his book published in 1948, Dr Cyril Scott described cider vinegar as “the safe slimming aid …” and suggested that “Cider vinegar can also be beneficially used in salads, in making mayonnaise, for pickling – indeed as a substitute in any recipe in which ordinary vinegar is an ingredient.
More recently, Dr Carol Johnson, from the Department of Nutrition, Arizona State University, confirmed the benefits derived from the inclusion of cider vinegar in our daily diet. In particular, her research findings suggest that cider vinegar can help in the treatment of Diabetes type 2. As reported in the full article on the American Diabetes Association Website (10.2337/diacare.27.1.281 Diabetes Care January 2004 vol. 27 no. 1 281-282) “Postprandial fluxes in insulin were significantly reduced by vinegar in control subjects, and postprandial fluxes in both glucose and insulin were significantly reduced in insulin-resistant subjects”.
Further studies showed also that Cider Vinegar can help in reducing weight. As reported in Science News Online - Vinegar as a Sweet Solution? - 12/18/04: “in one trial, Johnston had half of the volunteers take a 2-tablespoon dose of vinegar prior to each of two meals daily for 4 weeks. The others were told to avoid vinegar. All were weighed before and after the trial. To Johnston's surprise "there was actually about a 2-pound weight loss, on average, over the 4 weeks in the vinegar group." In fact, unlike the control group, none in the vinegar cohort gained any weight, and a few people lost up to 4 pounds. Average weight remained constant in the group not drinking vinegar.”
While the findings seem to be very promising, more research is needed to consolidate the results.
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