I couldn't resist the subject on drinking vinegar!
I am your man, the vinegarman, the connoisseur of drinking vinegar, I have tried many Japanese, and Taiwanese drinks, before, I started my research on one brand! You may think why I chose, the brand, well to be honest it offered the most beneficial health benefits.
Many japanese Vinegars claim to be the best and charge a premium price, although it is actually a myth, the best quality vinegar of all, is the Balsamic vinegars, from where they originate, however, you cannot drink them, they are purely for foods, kitchens, ect!
My testing on the brand over a 9 month period, was for specific sports, and athletic interest, I have been a fanatic athlete in over 40 years, and knowing my weightloss capabilities, when training, I could apply, this knowledge for testing of vinegar....
No vinegar, i can lose half kg a week when running...drinking vinegar and doing the same run, I can lose 1kg per week....
Drink vinegar and no run, no significant loss over 8 weeks! The myth of drink vinegar and lose weight is busted, however I proved, it does, improve the metabolic cycle, once the metabolism is kick started. So yes you can lose more weight by drink vinegar, because it does optimize the metabolic pathways, and is relevant for ATP production, if fatigued, because of all the acids in the drinking vinegar.... Like i say not all vinegars. The Japanese vinegars appear to be less superior, than the brand i tested, because they mix the fruit juice into the vinegar after the vinegar fermentation process is finished.
The brand I chose, ferments the fresh fruit juice at the beginning of the process, the base ingredient is glutinous brown rice, which contains 18 amino acids, and all the krebs cycle acids too. So obviously, you are getting a 5 star rated fuel, that produces ATP, so when fatigue is felt, it's because ATP is depleted, drinking vinegar will provide the right mixture of acids, for synthesis. Its highly refreshing and energy giving, not only that, my monthly blood tests, revealed a consistent reduction in cholesterol and blood sugar.
Drinking vinegar takes the strain off the liver, by attacking carbs, that are consumed, reducing blood sugar spikes, it will give a feeling of satiety, and release the fuel, glucose slowly into the blood, so your endurance is increased significantly.
I drink a liter a day when not training and probably 2 liters on training days. The vinegars I chose are specially brewed for drinking by agricultural chemists, they have used biotech to develop the mother vinegar, to take the vinegar taste away, so what you have is a fantastic beverage of fermented fruits and brown rice....rice also being a more mellow taste, than western vinegars, with age, it becomes even more mellow.
For more information, you should really contact me at www.drinkingvinegar.com
and my blog on vinegars...I will be adding more vinegars soon, but basically, specially brewed vinegars are for health,, to get a real good one, is difficult, without knowledge, of how it should be brewed.
Apple cider vinegar for example is very poor when compared, because their is no amino acids at all, in apple cider vinegar, and the fruit compared to plum, and other chosen fruits, apple is rated the worst for health benefits...like i say, the industry is booming because of bio-tech and chinese traditional medicine, fruits are chosen for there specific health benefits. Vinegar balances the body pH value to help maintain health and will reduce the free radicals, that cause cancers, there is plenty of research on the internet with facts, but its very important to know the acids the vinegar produces. Vinegar is not acetic acid, by the way, Vinegar is a product of acetic acid and will dilute, when consumed, acting as a neutraliser of acid, and alkaline. because the vinegars have a higher pH than stomach acid, and a lower one than alkaline.
So it balances the body, when the wrong diet is eaten.
Hope you find this post informative. www.drinkingvinegar.com
It's true to say many laymen haven't a clue about vinegars and are completely ignorant and stupid, to think vinegar for foods is the same as drinking vinegars, there are 3 kinds of vinegars, that can be thought of, and that is brewed vinegar, the best, mixed vinegar, synthetic and brewed and lastly synthetic vinegar, which is the worst....distilled vinegar doesn't have any health benefits at all, that is why it is distilled.
All vinegars are made in the same way wine is made, it is fermented until all the alcohol is gone, the only difference with health is, that fresh fruit juice must be fermented to get the increase in bio organic activity of bacteria, to be of any good. Drinking health vinegars can be also very expensive, the process takes much longer than any normal beverage, the plus, is that they do not go flat or lose taste so quickly, and will be the same after a year or 2. They are preservatives, also for the body, and reduce ageing too! leave your email address for more info on the website.