Vinegar - the product of natural acidification of grape wine or dry artificial digestion of carbohydrates and alcohols using acetic acid bacteria. Especially popular this product for women - and as a condiment for salads and as an indispensable tool in the preservation of, and as a reliable means of cosmetology home.
Vinegar is known whether 5, or 10 thousand years, at least, a very, very long time. He probably owes its origin to wine making, in French "vinaigre" (vinegar) - simply means "sour wine." Who first had the idea to use the farm (not poured) sour wine - is unknown, but when it became clear that this product has a number of unique features (namely, an excellent seasoning for various dishes, prevent spoilage, disinfects water quenches thirst, Fiber softens meat cures many diseases) - vinegar began to prepare specifically. And it came up with a lot of species - palm, apple, rye bread, birch (birch sap), magenta, wine, etc., Said there are more than 4000 different vinegars.
The raw material for the production of vinegar can serve anything that contains carbohydrates: fruits, berries, corn and even wood. In some countries, there are museums devoted exclusively to vinegar. For example, in 2001, it opened China's first museum of vinegar on the banks of a beautiful lake in the province of Shanxi. In appearance similar to the Tower Museum (9 floors), towering over a large area. It exhibits materials about the history of vinegar and more than 200 original items for the manufacture, storage and transport of vinegar. In Shanxi Province, which is called "capital of vinegar," there is a special culture of drinking vinegar and cook it. It is said that before the soldiers Shanxi belt hung a kettle with vinegar and drank it before the fight and then really fought bravely against the enemies. There is a similar museum of vinegar in the United States.
Today, widespread synthetic vinegar, invented by German scientist KA Hoffmann in 1898. It is added to salads, soups, main courses of meat, sauces, dressings, condiments, sauces, mustard, used for acidification,
creating acuity, improve or restore color loosening of dough and preserving fruit and vegetables. Taste the quality synthetic varieties of vinegar special raises no objections, but the benefits of these sorts of vinegar is highly questionable. Another thing - natural vinegars.
Balm for body and soul - balsamic vinegar!
King of vinegars can be considered balsamic vinegar - a kind of vinegar, but prepare it in more sophisticated technology, and from grapes with high sugar content. After fermentation and evaporation of vinegar placed in wooden barrels, where it has not less than 12 years, "income", gets the color, taste, smell, and density. Moreover annually, 10% goes to the evaporation, and eventually out of 100 liter drum is roughly 15 liters of vinegar.
Particularly valuable variety of balsamic vinegar called «tradizionale extra vecchio» aged at least 25 years and cost more than US $ 100 per bottle. This balsamic vinegar is called because originally it was used mainly for medical purposes. Balsamic vinegar comes in two varieties -
(Aceto Balsamico naturale), and
vinegar, balsamic or imitation.
Industrial grade produced from white grapes trebyano, which is then mixed with the usual vinegar with added burnt sugar and flavorings, herbs and other ingredients. Aged vinegar only about a year, and it is not so expensive, but the taste is also very pleasant.
Balsamic vinegar (I hope that it is natural) are widely used in cosmetic products. So in the Italian cosmetics OLOS NATURA, in line regenerating preparations for the body (OLOS NATURA VIRTU` DI BALSAMICO), as the main ingredient used balsamic vinegar. Due to the presence of tannins, anthocyanins and polyphenols, balsamic vinegar also has an antioxidant effect and prevents skin aging. Cosmetics that line has a purifying and regenerating properties. Beginning and balsamic vinegar in the hair cosmetics Bottega Verde.
Rice vinegar - the tenderness and flavor of Asia
It is most common in Asia, the form of vinegar. It appeared likely, in China and in the III-V centuries was brought to Japan. This vinegar, which is prepared from the crude, brown rice, especially rich in amino acids, moreover, it is not as strong as apple or wine, it has a sweet flavor with a pronounced woody flavor. In Western countries, rice vinegar has become known thanks to the efforts of Dr. William Kempner, who in the 40s of the XX century has developed a popular rice diet to lower blood pressure. Despite the fact that the content of potassium in rice vinegar is not as great as in apple and wine, it is extremely rich in phosphorus and calcium, which are essential to the body. The Japanese claim that rice vinegar is excellent thirst quencher. If rice vinegar diluted with water, you get a wonderful healthy beverage.
Healing apple cider vinegar
All vinegars are good (except synthetic), each in its own way, but the most interesting in terms of health benefits, it is
All kinds of useful and vital substances are not found in it! Organic acids (malic acid, ascorbic acid, pantothenic), potassium (helps the heart), fluoride, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron (combats anemia), vitamins, minerals. All of these valuable components of apple cider vinegar contribute to well-being and health, support normal bowel function, regulate the digestion of fats. Finding such an amazing cocktail of "utility", popularizers immediately recorded in the apple cider vinegar cure for all diseases.
Currently, passions subsided, the fashion has passed, but because the properties of apple cider vinegar have not gone away! Doctors recommend using it as a tonic for fatigue, anemia, arthritis, asthma, angina. Under medical supervision of apple cider vinegar can be used even in the treatment of gastritis. The most common safe dose for the general health-improving effect is one teaspoon of vinegar and the same amount of honey diluted in a glass of warm water. Drink a half hour before meals 2 times a day. This dose does not hurt, even for people with high acidity. And if with the acidity you everything is fine, you can increase the proportion of vinegar and 1 tablespoon. Tasty, healthy and affordable!
Widespread use of apple cider vinegar in quality
. To lose weight, it is recommended to drink a glass of water in the morning on a tablespoon of vinegar, but the actual weight loss observed side effects - improved color and tone of the skin, receding gloom and felt a surge of energy.
You can add a spoonful of vinegar in green tea with honey - the effect is also very good.
In addition to oral administration, apple cider vinegar and used as an external agent. Everyone knows perfectly well what becomes silky and shiny hair after rinsing them with diluted apple cider (or wine) vinegar, but are not limited to the area of application.
- The perfect tonic for the skin. Apply apple cider vinegar should be diluted (1: 8). You can add a little lotion lavender, rose petals, cloves, insist 7 days, shaking occasionally, before serving drain.
Apple cider vinegar in diluted form is not used for the treatment of skin diseases: fungal infections, lichen, dry skin.
If you have very sensitive skin, you can use apple cider vinegar with great care!
If the facial skin oily, and have a tendency to acne, try the following
. Smeshaёte 4 tbsp. tablespoons of apple cider vinegar room temperature for 2 hours. spoons of honey and 2 tbsp. tablespoons of rolled oats or oatmeal. Apply mask to cleansed face and leave for 20-30 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. The skin becomes matte and clean
Good apple cider vinegar
for removing age spots and freckles
. Moisten a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and apply to the stain for 10 minutes at least twice a day.
The positive effect on the skin and have
with apple cider vinegar. Fill the bathtub with water (40 degrees) and to pour 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. Taking a bath should be 20-30 minutes.
Compress with apple cider vinegar is quite effective in the treatment of
. Apple cider vinegar and water diluted 1: 1. To enhance the effect, you can add lemon oil, mint. Soak the mixture several layers of gauze and wrap problem areas, and the top cover them, to wear warm clothes and to lie down under a blanket for 0, 5-1 hours. Rinse under the shower, to dry skin with a towel, cover with a thin layer of moisturizer.
Do not forget the feet. It is useful to rub legs apple cider vinegar on the movement of lymph (bottom-up), the procedure relieves fatigue and heaviness in the legs after a hard day.
And finally, another great recipe, tested by history. You know what attracted the attention of George Washington (first president of America), his future wife, Martha Custis? Amazing complexion and skin elasticity. And the secret of her beauty was in acetic
. Here is the famous recipe: Beat 1 egg, add 1 tsp. Of honey and 1/4 tsp. Of apple cider vinegar. Apply on face and neck. After 15-20 minutes rinse with warm water.