In India the main use of vinegar was only for pickle making and stain removing. However, the use of vinegar is totally different, for example, in Italy, is the most used salad dressing. Also balsamic vinegar, that has a different taste respect the wine counterpart, finds its own space into the dressing “world”. But, in India, markets are stocking this black goodness, not only for its flavour, but also for the health benefits of balsamic vinegar!
Balsamic vinegar lowers cholesterol
Due to its high level of polyphenol antoxidants, balsamic vinegar fights plaques formation in arteries and vein. These plaques are deposits of oxidated LDL cholesterol that cause atherosclerosis. The studies showed that balsamic vinegar prevented the oxidation process and stopped the formation of foam cells. People suffering from high should include balsamic vinegar into their diets.
Balsamic vinegar lowers blood pressure
In case you have high blood pressure, don’t hesitate and buy a bottle! In 2006 the University of Arizona conducted a study and proved the antihypertensive effects of vinegar. Another study of 2010 proved that balsamic vinegar prevents also the hardening of the arteries.
Balsamic vinegar is low on calories and one spoon contains as little as 10 calories. This makes it a better salad dressing than the cream based ones. Researches confirm also that balsamic vinegar help against the beta celles disfunction, main cause of the type 2 diabetes.
Balsamic vinegar fights free radicals
Thanks to its high level of antioxidants, balsamic vinegar is an excellent radicals “finder”, and protects from their damaging effects. Balsamic vinegar lowers, also, the risk of inflammation, keep the immune system healthy and prevents changes in mood and cancer.
So if the health benefits of balsamic vinegar aren’t enough for you, remember that it still has an excellent flavour. It’s totally perfect, so why not buying it?