Vinegar is known for its sour taste because of its fermenting process. In French, the word “vinegar” actually means “sour wine. You may have a preference in which type of vinegar you like best, or you may not really be a fan of vinegar at all. But none the less, it has a lot of great benefits so I encourage you to keep it in your diet! Let’s talk about the four best reasons to add vinegar in your diet!
- There is very little calories in any vinegar, in some cases only 3 calories per spoonful – making it the healthiest choice to top your salads!
- Apple Cider Vinegar May Have Some Benefits For Heart Health! Several of the risk factors for heart disease have been shown to be improved by vinegar consumption. Protecting our hearts by keeping our cholesterol and blood pressure low is part of the reason why there are so many home remedies that include the use of vinegar.
- Problems we often run into when dieting is still having the need to eat more. Adding a little vinegar to your meals can help you feel full.
- Focusing on trying to raise some of the minerals in your body? If you include vinegar in your diet it will help your body absorb more of the important minerals you’re looking to get!
There are many more benefits for different types of vinegar that are all working towards making our body’s feel great! Here is a tasty salad that incorporates the use of white wine vinegar adding to the fun blend of flavors. Enjoy!
Honeydew Relish Salad
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
½ teaspoon celery seeds
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups cubed or balled honeydew melon pieces
1 cup finely diced peeled English cucumber
1 cup finely diced celery
½ cup halved seedless green grapes
2 tablespoons finely chopped celery leaves
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
Butter lettuce leaves, rinsed and crisped (optional)
- In a 1-to 1 ½ – quart pan, combine vinegar, honey ¼ cup water, mustard seeds, celery seeds, and salt. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes, and then boil over high heat, stirring often, until reduced to ½ cup, about 2 minutes longer. Let cool
- In a salad bowl, combine vinegar mixture, honeydew, cucumber, diced celery, and grapes. Cover and chill, stirring occasionally to blend flavors, at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.
- Stir in celery leaves and chives. If using butter lettuce leaves, arrange on the plates and spoon salad over them.
Recipe from: www.myrecipes.com