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Old 05-27-2016, 19:12   #1
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I've read about cinnamon capsules and apple cider vinegar to lower blood sugar. The apple cider vinegar was mentioned in regard to lowering fasting BS numbers. Any opinions or experience with either?
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There seems to be a lot of folk lore about apple cider vinegar and about cinnamon. There were a couple threads a few years ago (found these by searching for keywords: vinegar, cinnamon. I think the consensus about these foods as supplements for BG control is that they don't really work for that purpose.

http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...questions.html

http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...n-vinegar.html

A few of the responders to these threads did try either or both, without any change in BG.

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VeeJay, thanks for the links! I had searched online and only found "results are inconclusive" articles. It helps to hear about people who have actually tried them both. I will remember to search this site next time!
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I have also heard this. Someone sent me a msg on my phone about keeping two okra in a glass of water overnight & drinking that first thing in the morning. Is this true

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It may impart some vitamins, but for BG control?... doubtful.

Nothing can take the place of reducing carbohydrates in the diet for positive effect on blood sugar levels.

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I'd taken cinnamon capsules for a couple of months, didn't notice any difference to my BG when I started them or when I stopped them.

I tried taking a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar nightly a while to see if it helped my FBG, but didn't notice that it did.

I've taken several different herbal and supplemental things touted to control BG only to find out they didn't work as expected. That was early on before I got serious about controlling my BG by diet and was looking for an easy way out with the miracle pill.

I haven't tried okra water, but remember reading about it. I like my okra pickled or fried, so probably won't try it.

Some of these things may work for some people, and not work for others. The only way to know if it may benefit you is to try it and test. Many do have some health benefits, some do not and can be dangerous. So if you opt to experiment, do some research about it first.

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I'd taken cinnamon capsules for a couple of months, didn't notice any difference to my BG when I started them or when I stopped them.

I tried taking a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar nightly a while to see if it helped my FBG, but didn't notice that it did.

I've taken several different herbal and supplemental things touted to control BG only to find out they didn't work as expected. That was early on before I got serious about controlling my BG by diet and was looking for an easy way out with the miracle pill.

I haven't tried okra water, but remember reading about it. I like my okra pickled or fried, so probably won't try it.

Some of these things may work for some people, and not work for others. The only way to know if it may benefit you is to try it and test. Many do have some health benefits, some do not and can be dangerous. So if you opt to experiment, do some research about it first.
Okra Water? I eat alot of okra usually Okra with a few rotel tomatoes thrown in. What's special about the water? The great thing about okra is very very few carbs. I don't notice it at all lowering my blood sugar though.

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I have also heard this. Someone sent me a msg on my phone about keeping two okra in a glass of water overnight & drinking that first thing in the morning. Is this true
I think if I wanted to yank someone's chain...I'd tell 'em to stick two okra in a glass of water and drink it in the morning.

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I tried some food to lower my blood sugar and it was very effective, such as: blueberries, almond and apple cider vinegar.

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