On the topic of healthy living, you’ll find trends like keto, vegan or paleo. There’s diet books telling you “exactly” how you can lose that last ten pounds. You can find magazine article after article telling you how better sleep can help you have more energy and live healthier.
And, you can also use EVOO and balsamic vinegar, both of which have impressive health benefits you won’t want to miss out on.
Like extra virgin olive oil, our balsamic vinegar comes with a host of health benefits that make it a staple for a healthy living pantry. Even better is when you combine them, getting the most of these two so-called superfoods.
So what makes balsamic vinegar such a healthy diet necessity? Here we share seven ways this type of vinegar can get you the results you’re looking for.
No one likes an upset stomach. Acetic acid, the probiotic bacteria, found in balsamic vinegar can also help improve your digestive system and make your tummy happier. Fight against other harmful dangers to your digestive system and improve your immune system with balsamic. In this case, the probiotic bacteria found in balsamic is something that can keep your stomach feeling great.
In a study from 2006, balsamic vinegar was shown to reduce atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries. With this effect, it helps to lower your blood pressure levels and stabilizes them at normal levels.
The acetic acid, antimicrobial compounds and antioxidant properties found in balsamic vinegar can help clear your skin from blemishes and acne. It can also brighten up your skin to give you a more lively complexion.
If you’re on a mission to drop a few pounds, balsamic vinegar can help. The probiotic properties found in balsamic can help you feel full for longer periods of time, which can help you cut down on excess snacking. Substituting a balsamic dressing for a processed, heavy dressing on your salad can also help you cut calories and get on your way to getting to where you want to be.
Your cardiovascular relies on being able to move blood throughout your body freely. Prevent blood platelets from gathering and clogging, leading to cardiac issues, with balsamic. Love your heart and incorporate some balsamic into your diet.
High cholesterol can be a harmful condition that can block your arteries. But with balsamic vinegar, you can lower that bad LDL cholesterol and prevent further damage to your arteries.
Ranking low on the glycemic index, vinegar helps to keep your blood glucose levels normal, not causing drastic highs and lows in your energy. The glycemic level of vinegar makes it a great add for those with diabetes to avoid sugar spikes. In fact, consuming vinegar can help your body regulate your blood sugar for up to five hours. For insulin sensitivity, balsamic vinegar is a great addition.
Like most things in life, extreme consumption isn’t always the best option, either. While this all-natural and health-filled ingredient is healthy for the most uses, drinking a lot of just straight balsamic may upset your stomach and throat.
With so many health benefits, balsamic vinegar is a great addition to your healthy diet. From your heart to your skin to your digestion to much more, you can take your next step in improving your health by incorporating balsamic into your favorite dishes, on top of your fresh salads, and much more. Stop in to find your next favorite health ingredient.
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