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5 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Reduce Your Blood Sugar Levels

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Did you know that there’s research showing that apple cider vinegar lowers blood sugar better than Metformin? It can also cancel out carbohydrates, weight gain, and inflammation effects that sugar has on our system.

We’re going to look at 5 ways ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) can help you, and the research to back it up.

Drizzling ACV Over Vegetables

If you have a side of vegetables with a meal, drizzle ACV over it. One study found that by consuming just two teaspoons of ACV vinegar you may reduce your post-meal blood glucose levels by as much as 20%! The study also found that consuming ACV with a high-carb meal also made you feel more full.

If you’re eating carbs, add some veggies with apple cider vinegar, and you’ll make a massive difference in what those carbs do to your body.

Four Teaspoons Of Apple Cider Vinegar In Water

In one study, researchers took participants and gave them a buttered bagel with orange juice. Two minutes later, one group drank 20 grams of apple cider vinegar. The other one just drank some water. They both had this carb-loaded, typical breakfast. They checked the blood sugar levels at 30 minutes and 60 minutes after the meal. There was a significantly lower post-meal blood sugar level in the group that took the apple cider vinegar.

If you want to have carbs and sugars, just take 4 teaspoons of ACV in water and drink it right before you eat.

Before Bed

Taking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed has proven to have a massive impact.

There was an experiment done with ACV and how it affected people with type 2 diabetes. One group took ACV with a little slice of cheese. The other group took water with a little slice of cheese before they went to bed.

Those who took the apple cider vinegar reduced their fasting blood sugar levels by up to 6%.

I wouldn’t advise having the snack at nighttime, just use the apple cider vinegar, and you’ll start to see drops in your blood sugar levels.

You don’t have to do it forever, but it can help when you’re trying to cut back on carbs.

Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are really good for your gut. They contain a lot of good probiotics and are fermented in vinegar, sometimes even apple cider vinegar.

The probiotics and vinegar are going to help lower your blood pressure.

Researchers in Sweden performed an experiment where they combined fermented foods that were preserved in vinegar with a high-carb breakfast.

They found that the combination reduced blood sugar and insulin levels compared to a study group that only ate the carbs.

If you’re going to have a meal that has carbs, add a pickle or ACV to it. You’re going to see a lower carb and blood sugar hit inside of your system.


If you’re on medications for type 2 diabetes like Metformin, you can still take it with ACV for promising results.

A study was done where ACV was combined with Metformin. When they combined the two of them together, it appeared to be way more effective in improving blood sugar control versus those that only took Metformin by itself.

You shouldn’t stop taking your medications, and ACV is not a replacement for them, but it can help boost blood sugar control levels.

If you’re like me and you shudder at the thought of the taste of ACV, here are some of my favorite ACV recipes. Check it out.

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