queen of flirts
By queen of flirts Latest Reply 2008-10-26 19:17:17 -0500
Started 2008-10-26 15:09:45 -0500

Hi, I have noted that vinegar drinking is getting to be the big new rage for both dietors and diabetics. I was drinking apple cider vinegar thirty years ago as part of a diet plan. My dentist said it was the cause of my dental problems. I suggest people either rinse their mouths out with water several times after drinking it. Or, get the pill form. Brushing immediately only adds to the problem per my dentist back then. Also I know when I eat saurkraut, pickles or pickled peppers my sugar is lower per the amount of carbs I have eaten. So I would think that if you are using the vinegar your sugar levels may drop too low if you eat too much of those foods also. Just some thoughts I wanted to share. Mary

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Toma 2008-10-26 19:17:17 -0500 Report

Studies done by the glycemic index labs have shown that vinegar lowers the glycemic response of foods. (Glycemic response is how quickly it raises blood glucose.) That is why it is recommended for type 2 diabetics. (and probably dieters) Any acid food such as lemon juice, lime juice and other vinegars are thought to work just as well. I use it a lot on salads but have not heard about the dental connection until now.

Avera 2008-10-26 16:38:21 -0500 Report

Thanks for reminding us of this. I just love to eat pickles and have not been brushing or rinsing. I will start doing this.

Anonymous 2008-10-26 15:28:22 -0500 Report

I dilute my vinegar with a little water, and I do not eat alot of vinegar based foods. So I am fine with my readings. And it is helping so that to me is important enough.