When you hear the word vinegar, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For some, they immediately think of “slap chips” fried in cooking oil because of all that delicious Salt and Vinegar that we add to it! Maybe you get your favourite packet of crisps and you look for the blue packet and what’s that flavour? None other than Salt and Vinegar. Today let’s look at some of the benefits and uses for vinegar.

When vinegar is being made it takes the form of what is called acetic acid, which is a health promoting compound that may help to lower blood sugar, promote a healthy heart and possibly even fight cancer! Acetic acid gives that sour biting taste that we all associate vinegar with.

In fact, studies have shown that vinegar actually improved insulin sensitivity while eating a high carb meal by about 20 or so percent which is reasonably good.

Some say having some vinegar before bedtime helps to lower glucose levels which could in turn help with diabetes.

If you are looking for a home remedy for a sore throat then look no further than apple cider vinegar. The recipe goes like this, add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 teaspoon of salt in a warm glass. Use this mixture and gargle with it a couple of times a day. Always consult with a doctor should the symptoms prolong and if you require any medical advice.

Many people that suffer from bloating and even heartburn have turned to adding extra vinegar to the diet. They say that vinegar adds the digestion process by alleviating constipation and speeding up the process.

Vinegar can be found in many forms, balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar and cane vinegar just to name a few.

I’m sure reading this has made you salivate for some vinegar right now, I know I am!