Fruit vinegar is a nutritional powerhouse of microbes (live “good” bacteria), antioxidants and enzymes to the gut, increasing nutrient absorption. Rich in B-vitamins, amino acids and acetic acid, fruit vinegar has been shown to benefit the body in several ways (i.e. reduced blood sugar levels, increased metabolism). Its unique set of nutrients also benefit the body in weight loss and anti-diabetic effects. Here are 4 reasons why you should drink fruit vinegar with every meal.
Lowers Blood Glucose and Insulin Response
Drinking fruit vinegar before each meal can greatly help in cases of diabetes and pre-diabetes as it normalizes the blood sugar levels and the insulin function. Fruit vinegar has anti-glycemic properties to help reduce blood sugar levels. Its acetic acid lowers blood sugar by preventing the complete digestion of complex carbohydrates. One theory is that vinegar helps inactivate some of the digestive enzymes that break down carbohydrates into sugar — slowing down the conversion of complex carbohydrates into sugar from a meal into your bloodstream. As a result, this gives your body more time to digest and absorb the sugar out of your blood, preventing sugar levels from spiking.
Increases Calcium Absorption
Fruit vinegar is high in acetic acid, which can increase the body’s absorption of important minerals from the foods we eat. Drinking fruit vinegar in meals or even drinking a mild tonic of vinegar and water (up to a tablespoon in a glass of water) just before or with meals can improve your body’s ability to absorb the essential minerals locked in foods.
Fruit vinegar may be especially useful to women, who generally have a hard time absorbing all the calcium their bodies need to keep bones strong. Many women (and men) suffer from a condition called lactose intolerance that makes it difficult to digest the sugar in milk. As a result, they may suffer uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms, such as cramping, when they consume diary products. These women often look elsewhere to supplement their dietary calcium needs.
Leafy greens are good sources of calcium, but some contain compounds that inhibit calcium absorption. Drinking fruit vinegar or adding a few splashes of vinegar in raw or vinaigrette for, on their greens may very well allow them to absorb more valuable calcium.
Adds Flavor, Not Calories
Fruit vinegar contains very few calories — 25 in a half a cup! If you’re looking to lose weight, using vinegar in place of mayonnaise whenever you can will help you make a serious impact in calorie (and fat) intake.
Fruit vinegar can also help you add flavor to your dessert without compromising flavor, and cut calories, too. Use a splash of fruit vinegar to bring out the sweetness and flavor of fruit-inspired desserts without any added sugar. Try it on other fruits that you might sprinkle fruit on — you’ll be surprised at the difference a bit of fruit vinegar can make (in depth of flavor, too). Can’t imagine the combination? Try it for yourself!
Promotes Weight Loss
Fruit vinegar stimulates digestion. The acetic acid helps with digestion of protein, the building blocks for hormones. One such hormone is growth hormone, which is instrumental in breaking down fat cells. By drinking fruit vinegar, the increased acid in your stomach before a meal can help digestion and increase the availability of protein for hormone synthesis.
The increased protein helps the formation of growth hormone, which keeps the body’s metabolism going while we’re at rest. The properties of fruit vinegar also reduce the amount of time that fats remain in the digestive tract — increasing metabolism and managing a healthy weight.
How to Drink Fruit Vinegar for Weight Loss
Mix 2 teaspoons of any of our beverages with 8 ounces (oz) of water before or after meals, 2 to 3 times a day. Drink it with a straw to protect your tooth enamel. If you experience any burning or nausea, either reduce the amount of fruit vinegar concentration or try drinking it after meals.
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