Recent studies showed that vinegar of all types can be beneficial in several ways. One of the benefits of vinegar is that it improves blood sugar levels. Drinking apple cider vinegar before a high-carbohydrate meal improves insulin sensitivity, slowing the rate of blood sugar levels rising. Researchers note that vinegar may possess physiological effects similar to the anti-diabetes medications acarbose and metformin.
Vinegar may help reduce the risk of cancer. Vinegars are a rich source of polyphenols, compounds synthesized by plants to fight oxidative stress. According to researches, consuming polyphenols enhances antioxidant protection and reduces cancer risk.
Vinegar is also thought to have antibacterial properties that can help fight the infection behind a sore throat. The acidity decreases the pH of tissue, which helps prevent bacteria from growing on its surface. Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him and his progeny, recommended of drinking vinegar as it purifies the mouth.