Can't resist that twice-baked potato or pile of pasta? Here's a little trick that may help stymie the blood sugar impact: sprinkle on some vinegar.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, RealAge expert and now host of his own new national TV show (starting September 14!), recommends this and many other simple but very effective blood sugar control tricks in his daily newspaper column.
Blood Sugar Band-Aid Of course, the best way to balance your blood sugar day-in/day-out is to eat portion-controlled, healthy meals and exercise regularly. But it's good to know that you have other options in special situations -- like when potato salad is calling. In a study, ingesting just 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before a high-carb meal helped improve insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. Translation: vinegar seemed to help their bodies do a better job of escorting sugar out of the blood and into the body's cells, where it can be used for energy.
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