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Q:

What about apple cidar vinegar? At a diabete class, it was recommended to help with BS numbers

Amy Campbell

A:

Actually, a small number of studies have shown that taking 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar before a meal helps to reduce insulin resistance and lower blood glucose numbers. But you should talk to your healthcare provider if you are thinking of taking apple cider vinegar. Vinegar is highly acidic, so too much may irritate your esophagus (throat) and also erode tooth enamel. Long-term use of apple cider vinegar may decrease bone mass and lower blood potassium levels, as well as interfere with certain medications.

October 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm

3 replies

Amy Campbell
Amy Campbell 2014-03-06 07:02:41 -0600 Report

Hi tm58,
Venison, while still considered to be red meat, is leaner than many cuts of beef. Four ounces of roasted venison has 180 calories and 1.4 grams of saturated fat, which is fairly low. Four ounces of a sirloin steak has 200 calories and 2.5 grams of saturated fat. So, venison isn't a bad choice. I wouldn't recommend eating it more than a few times a week, however. Also, think about meeting with a dietitian to learn more about the foods to include in your eating plan. Your doctor can give you a referral.

tm58
tm58 2014-03-05 15:07:58 -0600 Report

I am very new to this all, last week I was told about my sugar being to high & we gonna watch it. Today my freind was told by his DR. he is very borderline (it is in his family bad) ok now I am very lost on what to cook & eat for the both of us. I am wondering about vension(deer hamburger meat). We have 2 deer in freezer(process) any recipes with it on here or is it bad for ya also? Any help would be very helpful!

luke68
luke68 2014-02-11 05:34:27 -0600 Report

I am more concerned with the loss of kidney and liver functions than the possibility of eroding tooth enamel. In comparison to so called oral diabetes medications that really only mask the systems. It also is known fact these remedies have been around for some time. Naturally the drug companies are going to challenge anything that has the potential to cut into profits. Just my humble opinion!