Help your heart with a spoonful or two of vinegar a day

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.

Source - Daily Mail

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