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Granaline organic pomegranate vinegar: an incredible condiment

Today, let's dive into the depths of the culinary universe to explore the unsuspected wonders of organic pomegranate vinegar.

Organic Pomegranate Vinegar: an ally against diabetes and obesity (1)

Interest in the effects of vinegar on diabetes has grown considerably in recent years, and with good reason. This rise in interest is largely due to the increasing scale of type 2 diabetes in the West. It is therefore becoming imperative to focus on preventing this disease as much as possible, and also on reducing its harmful consequences.

Researchers have been looking into this issue, and the results are fascinating:

A recent study (1) demonstrates that pomegranate vinegar reduces visceral fat accumulation in association with AMPK activation in overweight women: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. The results of the study showed that administration of pomegranate vinegar helped to significantly reduce body weight gain in obese mice, as well as visceral fat accumulation. In addition, pomegranate vinegar appeared to improve glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, important factors in the management of type 2 diabetes.

The study also examined the underlying molecular mechanisms and found that pomegranate vinegar had an impact on the activation of AMPK, an enzyme that plays a key role in regulating energy metabolism and fat burning.

In summary, the article suggests that pomegranate vinegar could have a potential role in the prevention and management of obesity, as well as in improving metabolic health.

Its effects on blood sugar levels have also been demonstrated (2)

But that's not all: in 1998, a pioneering study (2) analysed the effects of vinegar on blood sugar levels.

Participants ate white bread, rich in sugar and highly processed, with or without vinegar. The findings were revealing! A reduction in blood sugar levels: the addition of vinegar significantly reduced the average concentration of sugar in the blood after the meal. But it also improved insulin sensitivity: vinegar also reduced the insulin response of the test subjects. Finally, a slowdown in gastric emptying was observed: the emptying of the stomach appeared to be slower, suggesting better assimilation of nutrients.

Although the study did not include diabetic participants, it did highlight the effectiveness of vinegar in reducing blood sugar levels after particularly high-sugar meals.

Vinegar is good; eating less sugar is better! (3,4,5)

In 2007, a study (3) showed that diabetics who consumed vinegar in the evening had lower blood sugar levels in the morning. Another study (4), three years later, confirmed that vinegar significantly reduced blood sugar levels, especially in the presence of complex carbohydrates (legumes, potatoes, cereals, pasta, etc.) rather than simple sugars (cakes, chocolate, etc.).

Another study (5) found that vinegar was more effective in reducing blood sugar levels after high-glycaemic-index meals with a high sugar content than after low-glycaemic-index meals.

Antioxidants and longevity (6,7)

Organic pomegranate vinegar is a true bomb of antioxidants. Polyphenols, present in abundance in vinegar, are recognised for their anti-ageing action and their contribution to the immune system.

One study (6,7) highlighted the many benefits of vinegar, in particular its potential to: boost energy, promote immune regulation, combat cell oxidation, prevent blood clots, protect the liver and slow down the ageing process.

This study highlights vinegar's tannins, with their exceptional antioxidant properties, which help to improve overall health.

How do you choose the vinegar that's right for you?

Finding quality vinegar can be a challenge. A good supermarket brand will suffice to make your own vinaigrette, but if you're a seasoned amateur, you may need to look a little further afield.

Balsamic vinegar is also delicious, with tannic qualities far superior to those of common vinegars. However, there are a few things to bear in mind: it's made from wine must, which means it contains a lot of sugar. So don't expect it to lower your blood sugar. Also, be careful about the quality of the balsamic vinegars you buy, as some may be counterfeit.

The study (8) carried out by Spanish researchers assessed the antioxidant properties and overall polyphenolic composition of a new functional product, pomegranate vinegar, by comparing it with commercial wine vinegars (Sherry and Rioja red wine from Spain). The results show that pomegranate vinegar has an antioxidant capacity similar to, or even better than, that of aged wine vinegars. What's more, it retains the sensory character of the pomegranate. This research suggests that pomegranate vinegar may have health benefits due to its antioxidant properties.

Pomegranate vinegar: a vitality booster
Granaline organic pomegranate vinegar

So if you're looking for an antioxidant-rich vinegar made by fermenting organic pomegranate juice, Granaline organic pomegranate vinegar is for you. Not only does it offer exceptional quality, it's also affordable for everyone, with a price tag of around 5,75 euros. Choosing Granaline organic pomegranate vinegar means choosing a condiment that combines vitality-boosting benefits with delicious flavours. A wise choice for a healthy and delicious life.

Under no circumstances can the information and advice offered by Granaline be used as a substitute for a consultation or diagnosis by a doctor or health professional, the only people who can properly assess your state of health.

Références :

1; Pomegranate vinegar beverage reduces visceral fat accumulation in association with AMPK activation in overweight women: A double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled trial Ji Eun Park a b, Ji Yeon Kim , Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 8, May 2014, Pages 274-281

2. published: 05 May 1998 Delayed gastric emptying rate may explain improved glycaemia in healthy subjects to a starchy meal with added vinegar H Liljeberg & I Björck European Journal of Clinical Nutrition volume 52, pages 368–371 (1998) 3. Controlled Clinical Trial Diabetes Care. 2007 Nov;30(11):2814-5. doi: 10.2337/dc07-1062. Epub 2007 Aug 21. Vinegar ingestion at bedtime moderates waking glucose concentrations in adults with well-controlled type 2 diabetes Andrea M White, Carol S Johnston 4. Randomized Controlled Trial Annals of Nutritional Metabolism. 2010;56(1):74-9. doi: 10.1159/000272133. Examination of the antiglycemic properties of vinegar in healthy adults Carol S Johnston, Iwona Steplewska, Cindy A Long, Lafe N Harris, Romina H Ryals 5. Eur J Clin Nutr . 2010 Jul;64(7):727-32. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2010.89. Epub 2010 May 26. Vinegar reduces postprandial hyperglycaemia in patients with type II diabetes when added to a high, but not to a low, glycaemic index meal S Liatis 1 , S Grammatikou, K-A Poulia, D Perrea, K Makrilakis, E Diakoumopoulou, N Katsilambros 6. Journal of Functional Foods Volume 64, January 2020, Nutrients and bioactive components from vinegar: A fermented and functional food A Ting, Xia Bo, Zhang Wenhui, Duan Jin, Zhang Min Wang 7. Verzelloni et al., 2007, Xie et al., 2017, Yusoff et al., 2015

8. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.9011. Epub 2018 May 16. Benchmarking laboratory-scale pomegranate vinegar against commercial wine vinegars: antioxidant activity and chemical composition)

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