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How Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help with the Alzheimer’s Diet?

Posted by on Saturday, July 16th, 2016

apple cider vinegar for the Alzheimer's diet


If you or a friend or loved one has Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you are probably aware of the importance of the diet in Alzheimer’s prevention.  One key aspect of the Alzheimer’s diet is to eliminate as much sugar and refined carbohydrates from your diet as possible.  But did you know that a recent study revealed that apple cider vinegar could help lower blood sugar levels? 

Raw apple cider vinegar has been used as a healing tonic since as far back as 400 B.C., but how can apple cider vinegar lower blood glucose levels and contribute to a healthy Alzheimer’s diet?

 One study evaluated the effect of 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar taken immediately before and/or after ingesting a meal high in carbs; there was a 19 percent decrease in blood sugar levels. 

An additional study indicated that when 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar was taken at night before bed time, the fasting blood sugar levels ended up to be 4 percent lower. 

A study with 175 obese (but otherwise healthy) participants was conducted in Japan.  Study participants were separated into 2 groups.  One group consumed apple cider vinegar daily for 12 weeks and the other group drank water.  After 3 months the conclusion of the study indicated that each member of the group that consumed apple cider vinegar lost one to 2 lbs. and the group that drank water lost no weight at all.  All members gained the weight back when they stopped consuming apple cider vinegar.

Other Benefits of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Diabetes Prevention-as a result of lower blood sugar levels
  • Weight Loss- from providing a full feeling which can help you eat less food
  • Lower Cholesterol-a recent published study showed apple cider vinegar lowered VLDV and triglyceride levels in lab rats
  • Detoxify the body- by promoting healthy circulation and detoxify the liver. The acid in apple cider vinegar helps to remove toxins from the body.
  • Digestive Aid- diluted apple cider vinegar (mixed in water or juice) has been shown to soothe the stomach (possibly due to the pectin in apple cider vinegar.
  • Energy Boost- potassium and enzymes help to provide energy and amino acids combat lactic acid build up during a workout

If you are turned off by the prospect of drinking vinegar, try disguising the flavor by adding it to other foods.  Here are a few great tasting ideas for incorporating apple cider vinegar into your diet

  1. Try adding apple cider vinegar to juices or smoothies
  2. Add apple cider vinegar to baked goods
  3. Incorporate apple cider vinegar in recipes such as barbecue sauce or marinades
  4. Add apple cider vinegar to soup to spruce up the flavor
  5. Include apple cider vinegar in your salad dressing and add honey, mustard, garlic and other seasonings

Be sure to always choose toxin free organic apple cider vinegar. 

Learn more about the Alzheimer’s diet by CLICKING HERE to purchase the book; “The Alzheimer’s Diet,” written by Harvard trained neurologist Dr. Richard Isaacson.  

For more easy to follow nutrition advice check out The Alzheimer’s Diet: A Step-by-Step Nutritional Approach to Memory Loss Prevention and Treatment, or visit to learn more about Neurologist, Dr. Richard Isaacson's 9 week diet plan and his cutting edge approach in the fight against AD in Alzheimer's Treatment | Alzheimer's Prevention: A Patient and Family Guide 2012 Edition. Also, sign up for the newsletter to get the latest updates in AD treatment and prevention news.

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