Benefits of using vinegar

vinegarMy favorite ingredient in a veggie stirfry or a salad is vinegar. Vinegar has been used for ages but have you ever wondered what could be the benefits of vinegar. Lets have a look at them why you need to add them in your cooking

  • Firstly vinegar helps to slow down the absorption of sugar from the blood. Hence is great for diabetics or others who want to maintain their blood sugars.
  • I love the fact that adding vinegar helps to cut down the amount of salt I need to add and plus it tastes great and makes the veggies crispy and scrumptious.
  • Adding vinegar helps to replace the amount of fats you need to add and can replace mayonnaise which is high in calories and cholesterol.
  • You can marinate fish, chicken and other meats with vinegar for tenderizing and for faster cooking.
  • Kids love the tangy flavour and you get them to eat their veggies.
  • Greens and most of the veggies should be washed in vinegar to remove worms, eggs etc. hence you will have squeaky clean veggies.

This does not mean downing apple cider vinegar for weight loss. It is completely baseless and is really hard on the stomach. So next time when you need a healthy dressing reach for vinegar…..

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Sanjana Shenoy

About Sanjana Shenoy

A dietitian from Mangalore, India. A post graduate diploma holder in “Dietetics” and a university topper from Welcomgroup School of Hotel Administration from the prestigious Manipal University. At present working as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. Consultant for corporates like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.

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2 Responses to Benefits of using vinegar

  1. sahiti March 4, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    Hi Sanjana,
    I am a silent follower of this lovely blog. Thank you very much for the informative posts.
    I have a bottle of ‘sugarcane vinegar’ with me.It has a strong smell of sugarcane to it.I wonder where I can use it.Can you please help me?
    Another question…can we replace synthetic vinegar with apple cider vinegar in all the recipes calling for vinegar?

  2. Sanjana Shenoy
    Sanjana - Dietitian March 14, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    Yes you can use sugarcane vinegar for cooking….

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