Vinegar prevents the accumulation of body fat and weight gain.
Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, took hold of my hand one day and led me to his residence. Some pieces of bread were given to him and he said, “Are there any condiments?” They said, “None except for some vinegar.”
Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “The best of condiments is vinegar.
Diluted vinegar also makes a cheap but effective household cleaning solution, and is safer to use around children.”
*Good for laundry ( add one capful / load)
*Wash floors and surfaces ( as disinfectant), works great.
*Boil one part of vinegar and 5parts of water, leave it boiling on the stove till it evaporates to remove strong odour in the house ( that air fresher couldn’t do).
Over the past 10 years, research has shown that some people with Type 2 diabetes may benefit from the consumption of two teaspoons of vinegar prior to a meal.That’s because vinegar has been found to inhibit the rise in blood sugar levels after meals.
According to studies performed by Carol Johnston, Ph.D., a professor of nutrition at Arizona State University in Tempe, vinegar decreases both fasting and post-meal glucose levels. The reason? It appears that acetic acid, the active ingredient in vinegar, inhibits the activity of several enzymes that break down carbohydrates, including amylase, sucrase, maltase and lactase. When this occurs, some sugars and starches may pass through the intestines without being digested, which lessens the impact on blood sugar.
Johnston’s initial studies included a group of participants with Type 2 diabetes as well as a group diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Among those with Type 2 diabetes, the effects of vinegar on blood sugar levels varied greatly but showed a small decrease in average A1C over a 12 week period. Those who benefited the most from daily vinegar consumption were the participants with pre-diabetes. In this group, vinegar reduced the rise in blood glucose one hour after a meal by about half.
Another surprising find during the research was that some who consumed a tablespoon of vinegar before lunch and dinner also lost an average of 2 pounds over 4 weeks. The trial also studied vinegar’s effect on cholesterol, but cholesterol values remained unchanged.