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Add a Dash of Vinegar to your Meals for Better Health Print
 
Time of India
 
 
Don't just assume that vinegar  is used for the flavour it adds to food. It has a number of health benefits , which is why you should ensure that it finds place in your kitchen.
A DASH OF VINEGAR
  • Containing high quantities of acetic acid, vinegar is said improve to how well your body absorbs essential minerals from your meals. Women  should include vinegar in their meals because it helps the body absorb more calcium.

  • Certain studies say that vinegar is also helpful in keeping blood sugar levels in check. This is especially useful for people suffering from Type 2 diabetes.

  • Experts also say that vinegar is recommended for those suffering from cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Vinegar can replace salt in several dishes for people who need to abstain from sodium.

  • Since vinegar is low in calories, it is an ideal companion to salads and dips. So, the next time you find yourself reaching out for that bottle of mayonnaise, stop and help yourself to some vinegar instead.

  • Studies say that consuming vinegar before your meals will keep you fuller for longer and thereby prevent overeating.
Apple cider vinegar has a host of benefits, some of which include keeping blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check, lowering food cravings and improving digestion. It is also said to be great for your skin and hair.
 

SANHA COMMENT
There are literally thousands of articles in cyberspace and print extolling the virtues of the consumption of vinegar such as this that appeared in The Times of India recently. With technological advances and better understanding vinegar is even touted as an elixir apart from its many other uses. Interestingly, over 1400 years ago in the desert of Arabia the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as the teacher to mankind positively encouraged its use. One of his sayings on vinegar as reported in the traditions is; “A household which has vinegar will never suffer from poverty”. (Narrated by Tirmidhi, Baihaqi)

SANHA accepts all vinegars including cider vinegars, herb vinegars, rice vinegar, cane vinegar etc. to be Halaal unless there is added non-Halaal ingredients which would alter the products Halaal status. Even wine vinegars are permitted since the Jurists of Islamic Law have established its acceptance in the Light of Prophetic tradition.


EBL 004          27/06/2016
 
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