According to Dr. Oz, drinking just 2 tablespoons of vinegar at or near the start of a meal may help prevent the spikes in blood sugar caused by eating starchy carbs (like potatoes or pasta). It does this by slowing the absorption of the carbs in these foods by slowing the digestion. It also helps insulin remove sugar from your blood into your cells. The result? Lower blood sugar levels!
Over the long haul, keeping your blood sugar from spiking will help lower your risk of diabetes. It will also help suppress your appetite, which will ultimately keep extra pounds off. This in turn makes your own insulin production more effective! You'll have more energy as a result, so you'll be more likely to keep that body moving! So take that, dearest hubby! I'm going to keep drinking my stinky apple cider vinegar! Although, I guess I could be a little more creative than just downing a diluted glassful. Dr. Oz suggests splashing new potatoes and vegetables with apple cider vinegar instead of mayo. Or if you're feeling really healthy-ambitious, why not start a meal with a mix of fresh greens and vegetables dressed in oil and vinegar? The benefits are real, people! I dare you to try it!
What weird home remedies do YOU swear by? Or is my family completely nuts?
By the way...we found out today that WE'RE HAVING A GIRL!!! Is it bad that I'm completely thrilled? Don't get me wrong...I ADORE my little boy. But he's...intense. I'm hoping for another angel of a girl. We'll see! :)