Vinegar & Carbohydrate Digestion
Adding vinegar to a meal is known to reduce its glycemic impact or the speed at which the carbohydrates are converted into blood glucose. Now a new study from the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism offers some even more welcome details.
How much vinegar does it take? well simply by adding only about 2 teaspoons of vinegar to a meal containing complex carbohydrates can reduce their glycemic impact by approximately 20%. Vinegar does not seem to slow the metabolism of simple sugars such as those in fruit, juice, or sweetened foods & beverages. It does affect only complex carbohydrates, which are found in grains, cereal, bread, pasta & beans.
It is easy enough to include vinegar in a meal of pasta or beans just add a salad with vinaigrette or some pickled vegetables. The question is, how do we work vinegar into breakfast? This is done by simply adding some vinegar to a glass of water and drinking it.
Vinegar is a very useful as well as helpful addition to a diabetic's diet.