My son is passionate about weight-training and fitness; he’s also developed an impressive bank of knowledge when it comes to health and nutrition.
He recently sent me a link to an article, about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV), published on the TNation website.
Although the article is aimed at people who train with weights to maximise muscle growth; it also gives a nod to ACV being useful for those battling type-2-diabetes.
The article, based on a scientific study published on the American Diabetes Association website, suggests ACV raises insulin sensitivity and also reduces the effect glucose has on the blood.
Taking two tablespoons of ACV before bed, can have a significant effect on fasting blood glucose level; lowering it by as much as six percent, according to the article.
Although it’s worth trying it’s perhaps best not to get too excited by the prospect of a miraculous natural remedy.
According to, Dr. Maria Pena, director of the Centre for Weight Management at North Shore-LIJ in Syosset, N.Y, the results of the small amount of studies carried out were mixed and inconclusive.
Nevertheless I’ll give it a go.