The benefits of vinegar were first discovered in China and Japan thousands of years ago. In the west, scientific evidence was discovered by Dr. Adolf Krebs, who won a Nobel Prize in 1953 for his discovery of the Citric Acid Cycle.
Increase Energy: Drinking vinegar is an acidic food, helping to increase stomach acidity and improve digestion. Drinking vinegar also contains B-vitamins, which are essential for energy, digestion and optimal metabolism.
Weight Loss: Research shows that consuming vinegar may prevent weight gain. Daily vinegar consumption result in 10% less body fat accumulation. It is believed that acetic acid turns on genes that produce proteins that help the body break down fats. Such an action helps prevent fat buildup in the body, and thwarts weight gain. (WebMD)
Decreases Fatigue and Muscles Pain: Athletes are commonly given pickle juice to relieve muscle cramps. When pickle juice (which is made from vinegar) is consumed, it is converted into citric acid, which absorbs and eliminates the buildup of lactic acid causing cramping in muscles. Lactic acid accumulates in the body after strenuous exercises causing tiredness, fatigue, stiff muscles, aches and pains, and eventually cramping. (Wikipedia)
Aids In Digestion & Metabolism: Vinegar helps to balance blood glucose levels by lowering the glycemic index of a meal by 30 points. The higher a food or beverage's glycemic index, the larger and more rapid the body's insulin response. Insulin can cause the body to store calories as fat. The lower the glycemic index and insulin response, the less likely the calories will be stored as fat. This is particularly helpful for people who are sensitive to carbohydrates and tend to release excess insulin. (livestrong.com)
Promotes Skin Health: You are what you eat, and healthy nutrition is key for healthy skin, hair and nails. Drinking vinegar, as part of a healthy diet, supports natural daily detoxification. Optimal digestion and detoxification is vital for clear, glowing skin, as well as strong nails and silky, shiny hair. Acetic acid, a main ingredient in vinegar, can also be used in part with shampoo as a hair rinse to remove dandruff, and hair-product build up. Nutrients in drinking vinegar, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, and B vitamins, can also be very nourishing for the scalp and hair.
Helps With Absorption Of Nutrients
Support A Healthy Immune System: Drinking vinegar supports detoxification by cleansing the body and lymph nodes to allow for better lymph circulation. A healthy lymphatic system is vital for breaking up mucus in the body, removing toxins from the cells within the body, and strengthening the immune system.
Improves Blood Circulation
Reduces High Blood Pressure: Recent studies have found that vinegar could act as an antihypertensive. Researchers believe its effect on blood pressure is linked to a reduction in renin activity. Renin is an enzyme that helps regulate blood pressure. When renin levels are high, you tend to experience an increase in blood pressure. (livestrong.com)