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There are two types of vinegars, cider vinegar and normal vinegar .
Normal vinegar can be made from many foods, such as grains, molasses, coconut, honey, beer, maple syrup, beets, and whey .
Cider vinegar can be made from fruit juices, grapes, dates, figs, sugarcane, and apples .
Vinegars contain bioactive compounds such as carotenoids, phytosterols, phenolic compounds, and vitamin C and E, these are extra-nutritional constituents found in fruits and vegetables .
Apple cider vinegar also contains organic acids (acetic acid, catechin, epicatechin, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, and p-coumaric acid) .
All these compounds give vinegar its multiple health benefits, when ingested in small amounts .
Vinegar may help with:
Inflammation has been identified as the driving force behind chronic diseases . The antioxidant properties of vinegar, fruits, vegetables, and legumes have been proven effective in the management and prevention of chronic disease .
The antidiabetic properties are the most promising because of the backing of several clinical trials supporting vinegar’s ability to lower postprandial glucose and improve insulin sensitivity . Vinegar has been shown to be helpful in weight loss, decreasing postprandial glucose, and lowering lipid levels .
Vinegar and Weight Loss
This study indicates that apple cider vinegar consumption along with a restricted calorie diet can decrease appetite, body weight, BMI, hip circumference, plasma triglyceride, total cholesterol concentration and increase HDL-C level in overweight or obese subjects .
Caution should be taken when consuming vinegar, the dose should be limited to no more than 2 tablespoons daily diluted in 120-230 mL of juice. Adding honey can make drinking vinegar more enjoyable .
The best data is on apple cider vinegar, and some experts recommend organic, unfiltered, unprocessed vinegar, which is cloudy, containing the “mother” .
References1.Fahey R.L, 2017, Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and Other Common Vinegars, Integrative Medicine Alert, Atlanta, Vol. 20, Iss 6. https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.uws.edu.au/docview/1985661237?accountid=36155&rfr_id=info%3Axri%2Fsid%3Aprimo