Have type 2 diabetes? A study suggests that you take vinegar before bedtime and it impacts waking glucose concentrations in a good way.
Acetic acid, the active ingredient in vinegar, has an anti-glycemic effect that has been attributed to reduced starch digestion and/or delayed gastric emptying. Why is this important? It may benefit those with type 2 diabetes who experience metabolic disturbances that lead to a pre-breakfast rise in fasting glucose, which is also known as the “dawn phenomenon”.
“For type two diabetes, apple cider vinegar can be very helpful, but it is not recommended for anyone with type 1 diabetes because it can worsen symptoms,” said Karina Knight to ABC10.com, a registered Dietitian and Nutritionist. When it comes to type 1 diabetes, there have been links that say apple cider vinegar can worsen the glycemic control in your body. This makes it very important for asking your doctor if you are looking to try apple cider vinegar.