Apple cider vinegar has a long-documented history of use in traditional medicine as a treatment for a number of ailments ranging from skin infections to common coughs and colds.
But it can also lower blood sugar levels in type2 diabetes …
The most effective and healthy way to regulate blood sugar levels is to avoid refined carbs and added sugars, but apple cider vinegar may also have a beneficial effect.
Research suggests that cider vinegar offers the following benefits for blood sugar and insulin levels:
A small study suggests vinegar may improve insulin sensitivity by 19–34% during a high carb meal and significantly lower blood sugar and insulin response.
In a small study in 5 healthy people, vinegar reduced blood sugar by 31.4% after eating 50 grams of white bread.
A small study in people with diabetes reported that consuming 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bedtime reduced fasting blood sugar by 4% the following morning.
Numerous other studies in humans show that vinegar can improve insulin function and lower blood sugar levels after meals.