Traditional balsamic vinegar originates from Modena, Italy, where families have been using the same techniques for generations. Balsamic vinegar is made from pressing and fermenting grapes. It ages in wooden barrels for years, sometimes decades. The longer it ferments, the more intense the flavor becomes and the thicker it gets. Balsamic vinegar has an array of health benefits such as:
Effects on Cholesterol- Balsamic vinegar is beneficial for stabilizing your blood cholesterol levels. Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL cholesterol, is the harmful cholesterol that blocks arteries, causing hardening and clogging.
Beneficial for Blood Pressure- Your blood pressure is the amount of force your blood places on arterial walls. In 2006, researchers at Arizona State University looked into vinegar benefits on heart health and published their review in “Medscape General Medicine.” Since balsamic vinegar reduces atherosclerosis and hardening of arteries, it can also help normalize your blood pressure levels.
Stabilizes Blood Glucose- Balsamic vinegar is low on the glycemic index. Low glycemic index foods cause your glucose to rise slightly and then slowly go back down over a period of time. High glycemic foods, like processed treats, cause a sudden spike in your blood sugar.