Health Pros Of Balsamic Vinegar
Balsamic Vinegar is notable for its rich flavor and black color. It's fermented in wooden barrels, similar to wine, and the taste of Balsamic Vinegar deepens the longer it is aged.
Moreover, the thicker and more intense the flavor becomes, the less you need to use to provide a taste boost. Additionally, Balsamic Vinegar offers a handful of health benefits, when the serving size is a small amount.
Balsamic Vinegar Is Low In Calories
With Balsamic Vinegar, a tad bit goes a very long way. Use 1 tablespoon or less when adding Balsamic Vinegar to salad dressings, sauces or even soups. A 1-tablespoon serving of Balsamic Vinegar has only 14 calories.
The same size serving also contains a negligible amount of fat and less than 3 grams each of carbohydrates, including sugar. To keep your salads low-fat and low in calories, think about dressing your vegetables with only Balsamic Vinegar as an option.
As a result, you’ll get the flavor punch with less fat and calories than if you used an oil-based salad dressing.
Balsamic Vinegar Normalizes Blood Pressure
According to a study published in “Medscape General Medicine” in 2006, researchers discovered that Balsamic Vinegar helped lower the hardening of arteries, also known as atherosclerosis.
As a result, Balsamic Vinegar also helps reduce and stabilize blood pressure levels. Researchers in the study found that those who routinely consumed Balsamic Vinegar noticed lower systolic blood pressure levels.
Balsamic Vinegar Stabilizes Cholesterol Levels
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol causes hardened, clogged and blocked arteries. In a 2010 study published in the “Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology,” researchers discovered that the polyphenols in Balsamic Vinegar limited the ability of LDL cholesterol to oxidize. This lowered the amount of damage done by LDL cholesterol on your body’s cells.
Balsamic Vinegar Keeps Your Blood Glucose Levels Steady
Foods are categorized as low or high on the glycemic index, based on how drastic an effect they have on your blood sugar levels.
Foods low on the glycemic index will not cause spikes in your blood glucose levels, limiting the likelihood that you will experience an energy rush and crash, like you might experience from eating large quantities of refined sugar or starches.
Balsamic Vinegar is low on the glycemic index. Still, a 1-tablespoon serving contains 2.4 grams of sugars, so if you are diabetic, our Balsamic Vinegar specialist suggest that you pay close attention to the amount you consume.
- Alexis Barros