What is Coconut Vinegar?
You may not have heard of coconut vinegar until now, but it is a culinary staple of Southeast Asia, namely the Philippines as well as India and Sri Lanka. Instead of coming from the coconut itself, the vinegar is made from the fermentable sap of the coconut tree.
Although the use of coconut vinegar is just emerging in the west, many of you have probably heard of apple cider vinegar or may even use it as part of your health regimen. Both coconut vinegar and apple cider vinegar create acidic acid which is important for fatty acid metabolism– it helps you burn fat!
Not only does acidic acid have a metabolic effect, but it also affects our genes. It turns on genetic mechanisms in the body that program it to utilize more fatty acids. This could change how the body metabolizes food long term if acidic acid is taken regularly. Not only that, but acidic acid is shown to increase the body’s ability to utilize fatty acids by increasing body temperature (thermogenesis), therefore increasing metabolism. Lastly, it helps the body metabolize glucose, instead of turning it into fat.
Coconut vinegar may be the right choice for those who adhere to a ketogenic diet as coconut is a keto-friendly ingredient. Coconut vinegar has a milder, sweeter taste than apple cider vinegar which may be more palatable for some if used as a condiment. It’s also gentle on the stomach and contains even more vitamins and minerals than the already nutrient-rich apple cider vinegar.
Benefits of Coconut Vinegar
- Low Glycemic
- Contains antioxidants called polyphenols
- May reduce blood pressure
- Can help regulate blood sugar levels
- Antimicrobial properties
- Packed with Amino Acids
- Rich in Vitamins & Minerals
- Contains prebiotics that promotes healthy digestion
- Neutral PH
Not only does coconut vinegar contain prebiotics known as fructooligosaccharides (FOS) but due to the long fermentation process, it is also shown to be a good source of gut-friendly probiotics. Prebiotics and probiotics work together to create a healthy gut microbiome, improving digestion and nutrient absorption.
Who should take coconut vinegar?
You can benefit from coconut vinegar if you:
- Want to lose weight
- Have blood sugar issues like type 2 diabetes
- Want improved digestion and immunity
- Want to improve skin and hair
- Protect yourself from free-radical damage
Although it is generally considered safe, people taking blood pressure or blood sugar lowering medications should check with their doctor before incorporating coconut vinegar into their health routine.
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