Learn About The Benefits Of Eating Balsamic Vinegar

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Balsamic vinegar originated in Italy sometime in the 11 century, when it was believed to be a cure for many maladies including black plague. Eating balsamic vinegar is a good way to stay healthy and active, as it can give you the zing and the deep flavours, minus all the calories. Another reason to eat balsamic vinegar is that it is rather tasty as well.


 


Ways to eat balsamic vinegar


The easiest way of eating balsamic vinegar is by using it as a topping over green leaves in the salads. As balsamic vinegar is made from grape juice and is rich in antioxidants, so when combined with the greens it becomes one healthy meal.


 


Health eats


Now there are many health benefits of eating balsamic vinegar. The antioxidants which are present in the vinegar can protect a person against obesity, heart diseases, Alzheimer's disease and cancer. You can also fight diabetes with balsamic vinegar, as the insulin sensitivity of a person is reduced when he is eating balsamic vinegar. When one eat balsamic vinegar, it also acts as a natural digestive aid. As these are expensive, opt for an inexpensive purchase, until you get used to the flavours and to eating balsamic vinegar.


 


You can try marinating meat or vegetables in balsamic vinegar and mix some fresh herbs, olive oil and garlic. This when grilled is a yummy way of eating balsamic vinegar. Another way to eat balsamic vinegar is by making a balsamic glaze to use on grilled fish, veggies or steak. This can be made by heating the vinegar in a pan to reduce it to a syrupy glaze. This can be stored and reused later.


 


You can even make dessert from balsamic vinegar. Just drizzle some over fresh sweet fruits like strawberry or figs and the acidity of the vinegar will work well with the sweetness of the fruit. What a way to eat balsamic vinegar, isn't it?


 


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