Balsamic Health Benefits
Just like Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar has long been viewed as healthful. The original word 'balsam' means curative, so throughout history Balsamic Vinegar has been identified for its rejuvenating effects just as much as it was singled out for its amazing taste!
Recent studies have affirmed that vinegars have certain healthful effects on our bodies, such as aiding with digestion, controlling blood sugar levels, adding anti-oxidants to our diet, and more. So it can be an excellent choice to add to our diet!
Balsamic Vinegar in particular retains most of the nutrients present in the parent grapes and can help decelerate the aging process, because antioxidants from the grape juices destroy free radicals and help prevent cells from being destroyed.
Other than the nutrients from grapes, Balsamic Vinegar is:
- low in calories
- an all natural source of sweetness (absolutely no sugar added!)
- perfect for healthy lifestyle eating plans, such as paleo or ketogenic diets, and more!
The benefits of a diet containing regular intake of Balsamic Vinegar are being proved again and again. We invite you to view some reputable articles from sites we've researched showing health information on balsamic vinegar.
If you don’t prefer to click away, then here’s a little summary for you. Studies are showing Balsamic Vinegar:
- has antioxidants that destroy free radicals to protect against aging and prevent anemia
- has bioflavonoids, which can strengthen the body’s immune system to fight cancer
- reduces risks of heart attacks
- controls diabetes by enhancing insulin sensitivity
- has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties
- stimulates the pepsin enzyme in the body, which helps break down proteins and assist in digestion
- helps in weight loss by preventing the "spike-drop" impact on blood sugar levels that happen with other sugar sources
- reduces the frequency of headache inceptions
- strengthens bones (enhances calcium absorption)
- energizes the body through its tart taste experience and through being natural sugar source
How Does Balsamic Vinegar Compare to Apple Cider Vinegar?
There is a lot of information available on the health benefits of apple cider vinegar, and the studies showing health benefits of Balsamic Vinegar are just catching up. We are happy to report that Balsamic Vinegar is showing that its healthful components mirror that of apple cider vinegar.
Both types of vinegar provide minor sources of minerals, including healthful amounts of potassium. Balsamic provides 18mg of potassium per tablespoon, while apple cider only has 11mg. Balsamic's antioxidants also help lower LDL cholesterol, while apple cider works similarly to lower lower blood lipid levels. Both vinegars have studies that show their acidity is a benefit to weight loss and blood sugar control.
Come visit our tasting room to experience our rich and decadent, tart and refreshing Balsamic Vinegar!