VeggieBoards banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,866 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
What are vinegar's health properties? I've heard rumors ranging from that it's not good at all to that it's very great for the body.<br><br><br><br>
I also heard it helps digestion and makes it easier to lose weight? That it can actually help shrink the stomach?<br><br><br><br>
Is there anything to the people who take a shot of vinegar in the morning?<br><br><br><br>
I would do it if I could lose 15 vanity pounds. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Anyone know the answers? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
Vinegar = a means of perserving vegetables<br><br><br><br>
That's it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
I'm like the grim reaper of diet fads, aren't I? Everyone gets their hopes up and then I post <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,866 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
It's not a diet... it's just vanity pounds. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,144 Posts
Cider vinegar is very popular with people who want to loose weight. Advertisements are telling about the goodies which are in their products. Potassium - but it you take a spoonful how much would you get, perhaps 0.01 % of your RDA?<br><br>
Vinegar is great on foods, but forget loosing weight with vinegar.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,604 Posts
Vinegar is too harsh for my delicate digestive system except in very small doses. Eating foods with too much vinegar makes my mouth and tummy hurt. It's great for washing floors and cleaning out my humidifier though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,211 Posts
Vinegar isn't for dieting. Vinegar is a wonderful drink! I've been drinking vinegar since I was very little!<br><br><br><br>
However, there is a risk of indigestion. Vinegar is acidic. Very acidic, so too much can't be good. In my experience, drinking brewed vinegars like malt vinegar and cider vinegar is OK, but non-brewed vinegars, such as those you get at "chippies" are comprised pretty much 99% of acetic acid, and 1% caramel colour. So you're drinking acid, and it throws your stomach into disarray. Well, it did to mine!<br><br><br><br>
Vinegar can be used for pickling, or to add acidity to certain recipies. I think all this vinegar for dieting is crap, in my opinion.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
452 Posts
<a href="http://frugalliving.about.com/library/blvinegar.htm" target="_blank">VINEGAR IS AWESOME</a><br><br><br><br>
My favorite vinegar trick is drinking a little bit daily so the mosquitos won't bite you. Of course, since I live in Phoenix it's somewhat a moot point.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,304 Posts
I'm with Loki--drink your vinegar, folks! Nothing like sitting down sipping a shot glass of malt vinegar. MMMMMM!!<br><br><br><br>
As far as health benefits go--drinking vinegar can sometimes soothe a sore throat help ease a cough, but you have to decide if the potential indigestion is worth not coughing for a few minutes.<br><br><br><br>
Regular distilled white vinegar is also a great rinse for oily hair. I have EXTREMELY oily hair and rinsing with vinegar once a week helps get rid of excess oil without stripping. It is also good for certain scalp conditions like dandruff.<br><br><br><br>
I don't think vinegar will help you lose weight unless you really don't like vinegar and by drowning your food in it, you eat less.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,144 Posts
Beautiful fire: "vinegar helps speed up your metabolism" - hasn´t been proven to my knowledge. Lots of producers brag about their vinegar´s health properties (does Bragg's Cider Vinegar?).<br><br>
Did you try vinegar on lentils?<br><br>
I went shopping last Saturday. The shop assistant was bragging to an elderly couple about the contents of pectins in his cider vinegar... see above my remerk to potassium contents.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
Well I am pretty sure that it does. I know people who take pills with vinegar or something with the same ingredients of vinegar that helps their metabolism speed up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,854 Posts
I've heard it's good for digestion--gets the [gas] out of beans when you're cooking them, as well as other foods. I've heard of people taking a spoonful to help a bad stomach, or vegetarians that take a spoonful in the mornings to keep from having [gas] during the day.<br><br>
Vinegar's been used for centuries, so there's probably something about it that's good for people, although I'm not quite sure what it is.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
91 Posts
vinegar is good. especially organic apple cider vinegar. you can also soak medicinal herbs (2 weeks minimum) in (pref apple cider) vinegar to make a medicine similar to a tincture.. but alcohol free.<br><br><br><br>
xoxo
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top