Vinegar has always been recognized as an elixir of well-being and science also confirms its benefits. In a scientific article published in the renowned scientific journal Pumed , the positive effects of vinegar on our body are analyzed, in particular in the reduction of postprandial blood sugar . In this article, we'll explore the science behind this discovery and how vinegar can contribute to overall well-being in the body .
Postprandial blood sugar: a key role
Postprandial blood glucose , or the blood glucose level two hours after a meal, plays a key role in managing metabolic health.
One study showed that adding vinegar to a carbohydrate - rich meal can reduce blood sugar and insulin responses . During a test, volunteer participants were divided into groups: one ate bread with vinegar , the other only bread. Result? A significant reduction in glucose and insulin in the vinegar group. This suggests that vinegar may be a useful tool for glycemic control.
Two teaspoons of vinegar: expert advice
Experts suggest adding two teaspoons of balsamic vinegar to each meal to prevent blood sugar spikes. This is especially beneficial for those with type II diabetes , as it can help improve control of glucose levels .
A study of several T2D patients given a high glycemic index (GI) meal (mashed potatoes and low-fat milk) showed that adding vinegar reduced the area under the glycemic curve. Additionally, adding vinegar before bed led to a 6 percent lower blood sugar the next day.
Better insulin sensitivity and more energy
Vinegar increases the insulin sensitivity of cells, especially muscle cells. This means that the body uses ingested sugars more efficiently. This can not only contribute to weight control , but also increase the body's overall energy.
Antioxidants and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP
Among the different types of vinegar, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI stands out for its richness in antioxidants. This excellent Italian product, precisely because it is made in compliance with strict production rules , offers a significant amount of antioxidants , especially when we are talking about an artisanal production , in which the antioxidant content is even double compared to industrial alternatives. The original balsamic vinegar of Modena can therefore not only enrich dishes in the kitchen, but also contribute to the general well-being of the organism.
In conclusion, science confirms the multiple benefits of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI which always remains an excellent choice to benefit from natural antioxidants. So don't forget to add two teaspoons to every meal!
Source: Pubmed https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28292654/