A spoonful or two of vinegar a day may boost your levels of good cholesterol.
Researchers believe that people who consume apple cider vinegar for eight weeks will have improved levels of good or HDL cholesterol compared with those given a placebo.
A clinical trial, currently underway in Minnesota in the U.S., has been looking at 120 people, half of whom have had the vinegar while the others are being given a placebo containing a 2 per cent balsamic vinegar solution in water. Apple cider vinegar — a common kitchen remedy for arthritis and gout — has already been shown to lower blood sugar levels and reduce appetite.
A separate study based on animals with diabetes, has already shown that apple cider vinegar lowered levels of bad cholesterol and improved good cholesterol. It’s thought the vinegar speeds up the processing of fats.