Is Vinegar Good For You?

Is Vinegar Good For You?
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The role of vinegar in modulating our blood sugar levels and satiety.

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Vinegar is helpful, according to an examination of the antiglycemic properties of vinegar this year. It blunts the spike in blood sugar that occurs after a meal. If you eat a piece of white bread, this is what happens over the next three hours to your blood sugar. But if we eat that same bread dipped in balsalmic vinegar, it looks like this.

Vinegar reduces postprandial glycemia by about 20% compared to placebo. How? Well, we think it’s because vinegar slows down the speed at which food leaves the stomach—which is good because it can keep us feeling full, longer.

How much do we have to take, though? Just two teaspoons with a meal. There are all sorts of wild vinegars out there—pomegranate vinegar, blood orange, black fig. They’re not just calorie-free; they’re good for us.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

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Vinegar is helpful, according to an examination of the antiglycemic properties of vinegar this year. It blunts the spike in blood sugar that occurs after a meal. If you eat a piece of white bread, this is what happens over the next three hours to your blood sugar. But if we eat that same bread dipped in balsalmic vinegar, it looks like this.

Vinegar reduces postprandial glycemia by about 20% compared to placebo. How? Well, we think it’s because vinegar slows down the speed at which food leaves the stomach—which is good because it can keep us feeling full, longer.

How much do we have to take, though? Just two teaspoons with a meal. There are all sorts of wild vinegars out there—pomegranate vinegar, blood orange, black fig. They’re not just calorie-free; they’re good for us.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Doctor's Note

For more info on vinegar, check out these videos: 

And check out my other videos on vinegar.

For more context, see my associated blog posts: Soy milk: shake it up! and NutritionFacts.org: the first month.

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