Friday, June 22, 2012

Vinegar its the bite to life

A little splash can make a big difference in your health when it comes to vinegar. Who knew that this sour liquid could be so sweet for your body while enhancing the flavor of so many dishes?
Since vinegar was one of the ingredients we choose for our ingredient of the week contest, I thought I would do a little research on the health benefits of vinegar and share my mom’s famous sweet and sour chili recipe. It always leaves people raving!
Although vinegar (apple cider is most often written about) has been touted as a cure-all for many years, little research has actually been done on it. But what researchers and vinegar advocates seem to agree upon is that vinegar improves our body’s absorption of nutrients, including calcium (one of the reasons it’s great to have a vinegar-based salad dressing on your calcium rich leafy greens), helps control blood sugar levels by slowing the breakdown of carbohydrates into simple sugars and can aid in weight loss when it is used as a substitute for mayonnaise and cream in dressings, sandwich spreads and marinades

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