What are the health benefits of balsamic vinegar?

Posted by Jonathan Stitzinger on

What are the health benefits of balsamic vinegar? This is one of the many questions that we receive at our store. Balsamic vinegars actually have many health benefits, but to better understand the benefit, we must first look at the production of balsamic vinegar.

Our balsamic vinegars come from Modena, Italy, a part of the world that famous for their balsamic vinegar. Balsamic vinegars are made from boiling grapes producing a grape reduction. Then it is aged for a minimum of three years and possibly more. The aging process gives balsamic vinegar that unique sweet taste that differs than other vinegars, and all the health benefits that we will discuss.

Balsamic vinegars have many health benefits, but we will only be discussing the four most well known and researched benefits.

  1. Balsamic vinegars are known to be an excellent source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are known to promote energy and possible prevention of diseases. Also, it has been suggest that antioxidants slow the process of aging.
  2. Balsamic vinegar promotes better digestion, due to the polyphenols that it contains. These polyphenols helps with the absorption of amino acids resulting in more energy and reduced digestive problems.
  3. Research has shown that three to four tablespoons of balsamic vinegar a day will help control insulin sensitivity. The research shows that balsamic vinegar inhibits the activity of certain carbohydrate-digesting enzymes resulting in lower blood sugar.
  4. Many studies have shown that balsamic vinegars help with weight loss. It is believed this occurs because balsamic vinegar contains calcium, iron, manganese, and potassium that are linked to helping the human body function better and that then improves your chances of losing weight.

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