Eating vinegar with a meal helps reduce after meal sugar spikes. It can also help you lose weight by preventing the body from digesting some carbs. Vinegar is a natural antibiotic, actually killing bacteria. As in other foods, the darker colored ones have more bioflavonoids (antioxidants). Salad dressings and pickles are great ways to get vinegar in your meal.

Vinegar has been used to cure swimmer’s ear ( diluted with 50% water), sooth insect bites, stings and sunburn, get rid of hiccups, and kill bacteria and germs on surfaces.

When my daughter had medical equipment (she was a micro-preemie born at 27 weeks – 1 lb. 13 oz.), the nurses sterilized the pieces by soaking in vinegar and distilled water.

And don’t forget washing floors and windows, and cleaning your coffee maker!

Pretty useful stuff.

But health-wise, apple cider vinegar has more power. (Remember, more color = more nutrients)

Flavor-wise, rice vinegar is smoother and makes a great tasting salad dressing without as much bite.


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