Is vinegar healthy? Which one is best choice? I use vinegar as a ‘flavor enhancer’ on my salad and in cooking. I use it almost everyday. But, I use only certain kinds, like ‘apple cider, rice and balsamic vinegar’.
‘Vinegar’s use as a condiment and food ingredient spans thousands of years, and perhaps its use can be labeled safe by default [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]’.
Did you know that apple cider vinegar is ‘probiotic’? I use this along with eating sauerkraut and olives, which are also considered probiotic. Probiotics help our gut bacteria flourish. The good bacteria kills the bad bacteria.
Vinegar, like sauerkraut is ‘fermented’. So is tofu, but I wouldn’t eat too much of it as it has a lot of fat. Lactobacillus acidophilus is a ‘good bacteria’ commonly added to yogurt.
Known benefits of apple cider vinegar…
- Improvement in artery function and cardiovascular health
- Reduction in insulin resistance, helping to reduce risk of and help manage diabetes
- Reducing blood sugars and lowering insulin spikes
- Recommended daily dose is one to two tablespoons a day
- Use it in your salad dressing
- May help you to lose weight faster
Website Title Medscape General Medicine
Publication Year 2006
Article Title Vinegar: Medicinal Uses and Antiglycemic Effect
Date Accessed January 16, 2018
Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.