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Benefit of drinking vinegar

Is it good for you to drink vinegar? if yes how much a day should one drink?
(November 16, 2010)

Benefit of drinking vinegar

Vinegar or sour wine is a commonly used ingredient in many kitchens. It is prepared by fermenting natural sugars into alcohol. It also assists in many health remedies. Vinegar comes in various types such as wine vinegar, distilled vinegar and apple cider vinegar. There are many health benefits of vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar is rich in the vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E and beta-carotene. There are also many minerals such as calcium, potassium, sodium, iron, magnesium and copper present in apple cider vinegar. Many people may not find the taste of this vinegar very appealing, but there are many known benefits of drinking vinegar. It helps to provide relief from many allergies. It also aids in relieving sinusitis and sore throat. One can also obtain relief from conditions such as arthritis, acne and high cholesterol by drinking this vinegar. You may add a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to about 8 ounce of water and consume thrice every day. This is the recommended dosage of apple cider vinegar. You could add a small amount of honey to it to enhance the taste. White vinegar is another form of vinegar which can be used to alleviate many health problems. Soreness of the throat may be relieved by gargling with a solution made with a tablespoon of white vinegar and 8 ounces of warm water. You can even swallow the solution after you gargle with it. Those who suffer from chest congestion may also use white vinegar to alleviate the symptoms. Add some vinegar to boiling water or a vaporizer and inhale the steam arising out of it. White vinegar may also be rubbed on abrasions, bruises, insect stings, bites and rashes. Studies have shown that white vinegar can also aid in treating jellyfish stings. You can treat athlete’s foot by soaking the affected foot in a solution of vinegar and water.

Ingestion of any type of vinegar may lead to tooth damage and therefore one must exercise caution when consuming vinegar. It is advisable to drink vinegar after diluting it with some water. Also rinse the mouth soon after drinking it. It is better not to brush the teeth immediately after drinking vinegar as it may lead to damage. Drinking vinegar with a straw may help to prevent damage to the enamel of the teeth. Heartburn may also occur after drinking vinegar as it is acidic in nature.

Submitted by A M on November 16, 2010 at 03:54


Benefit Of Vinegar 

Vinegar can be described as an ancient condiment, that has been used by people for hundreds or perhaps even thousands of years, to add flavor to foods, preserve certain types of foods, as a cure for several ailments and to enhance the skin tone and complexion. Today, there are several types of vinegar that are available, which include white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, malt vinegar and balsamic vinegar, to name a few. One thing that they all have in common is that they are sour in flavor & have high acetic levels.

Is drinking vinegar good for you?

In today’s world, several people use vinegar, while cooking, to enhance the taste of their food. Vinegar is also a common ingredient that is used in home remedies to cure several ailments, conditions and problems. However, the thought of “drinking vinegar” may sound absolutely revolting to several people, because of its smell and sour taste. However, in certain countries, like Japan, drinking vinegar has become quite a common habit, with over 8% of the population being regular “drinkers” and at least 70% of the population having tried it at point or the other. There are several benefits of drinking vinegar, which makes it a common practice in some cultures.

Some of the most common vinegar benefits include improving the flow of blood throughout the body and reducing blood pressure. Vinegar is known for thinning the blood and making the blood vessels expand. Some people also drink vinegar occasionally, to recover from fatigue. However, the most well known benefit of vinegar is probably that it boosts a person’s metabolism, which helps in faster weight loss. Vinegar is usually used by several beauty experts too, since it is known to have properties that improve the condition and tone of the skin. When mixed with honey, apple cider vinegar can help reduce arthritis pain. It is also possible to use vinegar for dealing with digestive problems, ulcers, cholesterol and bowel functions.

It is not possible for anybody to just pop a spoonful of vinegar in the mouth, no matter how healthy it is supposed to be. Therefore, in order to enjoy the benefits of drinking vinegar in the long term, it is important to find a way to make it tolerable to drink it. The good news is that drinking a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar each day is enough to enjoy most of its health benefits. The easiest way of drinking vinegar is by mixing 1½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drinking the mixture twice a day. A small amount of lime or lemon juice can also be added to the mixture, to make it more palatable. People who drink vinegar on a regular basis often advise others not to smell the vinegar before drinking it, or else the mixture seems to taste even worse.

Even though there are several benefits of drinking vinegar daily, it is important to first consult a doctor, before adding it to your diet, especially, if you suffer from any medical condition.

Submitted by C N on October 5, 2010 at 05:10


Drinking 2 table spoons of diluted vinegar in warm water would benefit our body in different ways. It would help to decrease cholesterol, lose weight, improve bowel movements, prevent ulcers, improve digestion, cure hiccups, headaches, urinary tract infection and also fight against certain food cravings. You can add equal amounts of honey in the water along with vinegar to improve taste (skip honey if you have diabetes).
Submitted by S M on October 26, 2007 at 06:40


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