Vinegar is a condiment most people are familiar with. It has many nutrients, such as the eight essential amino acids for the human body, carboxylic acids, vitamins, potassium, iron, zinc, and antioxidants. It also contains protein, starch, and lipid enzymes to help digest meat and starch. Drinking it can relieve fatigue, invigorate cells, enhance immunity, reduce visceral fats, and give you a slim and healthy body.
Synthetic varieties do not contain the nutrients that natural sources have, so it’s good to choose ones that are naturally brewed.
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Vinegar has 6 known benefits for your body
1. Drinking it regularly reduces fat in the body
After drinking a tablespoon of vinegar every day for 3 months, your body weight, fat, and waist circumference can be effectively reduced. Studies have shown that for the metabolic process of the liver, the acetic acid in it promotes the activity of enzymes in inhibiting the synthesis of fat from sugar, and it also promotes fat burning at the same time.
2. Relieving fatigue after exercises
Muscle glycogen declines rapidly after intense exercises and so you feel tired. By adding a small amount of vinegar to your drinks, you can quickly restore glycogen in the muscles and recover bodily strength rapidly. It also relieves muscle soreness from the exercises quickly.
3. Assisting with the intake of calcium
When preparing soup stock from bones, adding some vinegar can help the dissolution of calcium from the bones. Naturally fermented ones are rich in acetic, citric, malic, and succinic acids. They can help the human body absorb calcium, phosphorus, and minerals from food.
4. Lowering the intake of salt
Hypertensive patients need to control their intake of salt. Vinegar and salt are complementary seasonings. Adding some vinegar to the food can decrease the desire for salt in the human brain and improve appetite.
5. Taking it normalizes blood pressure
Taking a tablespoon every day can lower blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels.
In Chinese medicine, peanuts pickled in vinegar is a dietary therapy for regulating blood pressure.
6. Other benefits
Good vinegar promotes metabolism, balances blood pH, increases antibodies in the bloodstream, enhances the phagocytic capacity of lymphocytes of the immune system, and as a result increases resistance to diseases. It also can improve appetite, treat constipation, eliminate palpitations and asthma, and help with diabetes.
Research help by Wendy and Aizhu