As we discussed in a recent blog post on the warning signs of Type 2 diabetes, the frequency of people developing this condition is increasing. Although the predictions of increased incidences of diabetes are grim, there are proactive steps you can take today to lower your risk of developing the disease. The first and most effective approach you can take is adopting a healthy diet full of ingredients that can help regulate your blood sugar levels and lower your weight.
One of the most effective ingredients you can add to your diet is apple cider vinegar, an all-natural superfood. Research has found that apple cider vinegar improves insulin sensitivity for people who are pre-diabetic or already struggling with Type 2 diabetes. Additionally, a weight loss study found that apple cider vinegar can help people reduce their weight if the vinegar is consumed on a consistent basis. It has also been suggested that apple cider vinegar can help alkalize and detox the body, increase the strength of your immune system, and hydrate the body.
With all that in mind, here is a simple and quick-to-make recipe of an apple cider vinegar dressing which can be used on salads or as a dip for fresh vegetables, fruits, or breads. To keep the recipe as healthy as possible, we’ve omitted any sugar or sweeteners and suggest using our MiraBurst Miracle Berry Tablets instead to sweeten the flavor of the dressing. A miracle berry tablet is not an ingredient you add to food to change its taste; rather, it is a tablet that coats your tongue before eating meals and snacks with one of nature’s only known taste modifiers, the glycoprotein Miraculin. Miraculin masks the taste of sour and acidic foods, like apple cider vinegar, so they taste sweet for up to 90 minutes.
How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing
1 shallot, deskinned and quartered
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup raw apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1. Add the shallot, olive oil, mustard, salt, pepper, and dried herbs to a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth and emulsified. Serve immediately or store refrigerated in a container for up to one week. Allow the dressing to warm to room temperature before using after it has been refrigerated.