Did you know that coconut vinegar is very beneficial for your health? Maybe, this is your first time you’re hearing about this amazing mixture, but you should definitely try it.
You can use this mixture for several reasons like cooking, dipping, as a salad dressing, and as an add-in to sauces or other condiments.
Even if it sounds strange, coconut vinegar is recommended to be consumed each morning.
Scroll down to learn the reasons why it’s so advantageous for your health.
Which Are 3 Reasons Coconut Vinegar Is So Healthy?
1. COCONUT VINEGAR IS INCREDIBLY NUTRIENT-DENSE
Coconut trees are grown in mineral-rich volcanic soil, producing sap from coconut blossoms; producing fluid that is rich in minerals, nutrients, and vitamins.
Coconut blossom sap contains boron, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, and zinc. The vinegar is particularly rich in potassium, holding an impressive 192 milligrams per tablespoon!
Nearly every mineral contained in coconut vinegar assists in some essential biological process. Potassium is a vital mineral micronutrient that is important for maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance; iron is an essential element for blood production and blood oxygen transfer; magnesium helps maintain normal nerve and muscle cell function, supports a healthy immune system, and normalizes the heart beat!
2. COCONUT VINEGAR IS A RICH SOURCE OF AMINO ACIDS
Coconut sap contains all nine essential amino acids! Incredible! And very rare for a non-meat food source. Additionally, the vinegar contains 8 nonessential amino acids.
Essential acids are those that cannot be made by the body and include isoleucine, histidine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
Amino acids are the ‘building blocks’ of protein and make up a significant portion of our cells, muscles, and tissues. Besides water, amino acids in the form of protein make up the highest share of our body weight.
3. COCONUT VINEGAR FIGHTS OFF INFECTION AND ILLNESS
As mentioned, coconut vinegar contains a high concentration of potassium, which helps to thin mucus. The acetic acid contained in coconut vinegar helps prevent bacterial growth, which contributes to illnesses such as cold and flu. The vinegar also contains a healthy amount of vitamin C and ascorbic acid, “an antioxidant that’s required for metabolic processes in the body, including tissue growth and adrenal gland function.”
Although more research needs to be done to validate these claims, it’s reasonable to assume that both coconut vinegar and apple cider vinegar are comparable in how they fight off common infections and illnesses.
Some experts also say that coconut vinegar can also substitute as a natural antiseptic to help heal small cuts and wounds.
There is little doubt regarding the health benefits of coconut vinegar. (Dr. Oz even did a segment about it!)
Coconut vinegar can be found in any whole food market, and prices range from around $4 to $7 a bottle. Whether the product is organic or not accounts for this fluctuation in price.
If you take prescription medication for high blood pressure, consider consulting with your primary care doctor before consumption.