Should Seventh-day Adventists use vinegar or pickles? We were brought up to believe that vinegar is bad for you, based on what Ellen White wrote. We learned to substitute lemon juice for vinegar in our salad dressing recipes. Yet, current research seems to point to the benefits of vinegar, especially apple cider vinegar, for diabetics.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes
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Ellen White’s Vinegar Addiction
“I had indulged the desire for vinegar. But I resolved with the help of God to overcome this appetite. I fought the temptation, determined not to be mastered by this habit. For weeks I was very sick; but I kept saying over and over, The Lord knows all about it. If I die, I die; but I will not yield to this desire. The struggle continued, and I was sorely afflicted for many weeks. All thought that it was impossible for me to live. You may be sure we sought the Lord very earnestly. The most fervent prayers were offered for my recovery. I continued to resist the desire for vinegar, and at last I conquered. Now I have no inclination to taste anything of the kind. This experience has been of great value to me in many ways. I obtained a complete victory.” —Counsels on Diet and Foods by E.G. White, p.485
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