Wondrous Benefits of Red Wine Vinegar For Health

benefits of Red Wine Vinegar

Is red wine vinegar good for you?

Health benefits of red wine vinegar are numerous. It helps in your weight loss by increasing the feeling of fullness for a more extended period (1). It may lower blood sugar levels due to acetic acid content in it. It slows your digestion of carbs and increases the absorption of glucose. When used to make certain dishes, it can lower these foods’ glycemic index (GI) (2).

One study recorded that replacing cucumbers with pickles made with vinegar reduced the GI of a meal by over 30%. Red wine vinegar has antioxidants that can fight bacterial infections and skin injury. These are primarily anthocyanins. It also contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that may fight skin cancer, such as melanoma.
In addition:

  • The acetic acid in red wine vinegar may prevent the growth of bacteria, such as Acinetobacter baumannii, that cause infection in burn patients.
  • Red wine vinegar may also help you with maintaining or losing weight. It has been shown to reduce fat storage, increase fat burning, and reduce appetite. It keeps food in the stomach longer and delays the release of ghrelin, a hormone, which may prevent overeating. It may boost heart health, as well.

Facts

  • Did you know red wine vinegar has been used medicinally for over 6,000 years to treat wounds and chest, ear, and urinary tract infections?
  • Did you know the name vinegar comes from the French, “vin aigre,” meaning sour wine?

Nutritional Benefits Of Red Wine Vinegar

Red wine vinegar is also attributed to acetic acid, and resveratrol can help prevent blood clots and lower cholesterol, inflammation, and blood pressure. Resveratrol also relaxes your blood vessels and increases the amount of calcium in your cells, which improves circulation and reduces blood pressure.

Red wine vinegar nutrition in a 100g serving are

Sodium1.2mg
Potassium5.8mg
Vitamin C0.10%
Calcium0.10%
Iron0.40%

Red wine vinegar carbs are almost negligible.

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Red Wine Vinegar Recipes for Good Health

The Chicken Braised With Red Wine Vinegar And Tomatoes For Weight Loss

Chicken Braised With Red Wine Vinegar
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The ingredients are

  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 lb. boneless, chicken thighs, cut into four even pieces
  • 3 tbs. of olive oil
  • One small onion halved and thinly sliced
  • Two large cloves garlic, minced
  • One 14-oz can diced tomatoes
  • One dried bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup good-quality red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of lower-salt chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley

To Prepare

  • Put the flour, 1 tsp. Salt, and 1/2 tsp. Pepper in a plastic zip-top bag.
  •  Close it and shake it.
  •  Add the chicken to the bag and zip it.
  • Shake it vigorously to coat with flour.
  • Heat 2 Tbs. of oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat until shimmering hot.
  •  Add half of the chicken in a layer and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Transfer the chicken to a large bowl. Add the remaining 1 tbs. oil to the pan and repeat.
  • Add the onion to the pan and stir until slightly softened.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomatoes and bay leaf and increase the heat, and cook until the tomatoes are cooked thoroughly.
  • Add the vinegar and boil until almost evaporated about 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken and any collected juice back into the pan, along with the chicken broth, 1/2 tsp. Salt and 1/2 tsp of pepper stir well to combine.
  • Bring to a boil, then decrease the heat to maintain a simmer.
  • Partially cover the pan and occasionally stir it. Cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the parsley, cover, and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Remove the bay leaf and serve it with simple green beans and crispy bread.

[Read: Benefits of Vinegar for Acid Reflux]

How To Make Red Wine Vinegar?

Red Wine Vinaigrette For Heart Health

The ingredients are

  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
  • One clove garlic
  • One teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Salt 1/4 teaspoon

To Prepare

  • In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, and salt together.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator and use it within four days.

[Read: Vinegar for Diabetes]

Side Effects

Red wine vinegar, including lower blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol, may have some downsides, as well. However, daily consumption over several years has been shown to increase the risk of digestive symptoms, such as nausea, indigestion, and heartburn. Long-term use of red wine vinegar can interact negatively with certain blood pressure medications, and damage your tooth enamel.

Benefits of red wine vinegar is very useful remedy due to its high levels of acetic acid. This component helps it fight problems related to weight loss, high blood pressure, and high sugar levels. It can also battle bacterial infections. It has also been found to be effective in burn wound healing. It has very few calories, which makes it an excellent choice for replacing calorie-rich items. However, it can worsen digestive problems. It is also not suitable for people taking medications for blood pressure. So kindly talk to your doctor before you start, including benefits of red wine vinegar in your diet routine.

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FAQs

1. How long does red wine vinegar last?

Properly stored, red wine vinegar at room temperature will stay at the best quality for about two years. To maximize its shelf life, keep the bottle tightly sealed after opening once.

2. Is red wine vinegar gluten-free?

Some types of vinegar—including red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and cane vinegar—are gluten-free. Other types of vinegar, like non-distilled vinegars made from grains, such as wheat, barley, rye, and malt vinegar, are not gluten-free.

 

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