Desang Diabetes Magazine, Making Carbs Count, carbohydrate counting for diabetes

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FOOD making carbs count

In a pickle…

A look at vinegar - miracle condiment or just

a load of sour grapes?

Vinegar has got to be one

of the most versatile

substances in the store

cupboard. Not only is it

valued for its flavour and its healing

properties, but it's also prized as a

household cleaner. For something so

ordinary it has a long and illustrious

history and lots of astonishing claims

have been made about the powers

of vinegar - some of which might be

rooted in science. We ask whether we

should be splashing out on the sour

stuff or whether we should take these

claims with a pinch of salt.

Vinegar - from the French vin

aigre, meaning sour wine - is reputed

to have been discovered more than

five thousand years before the

birth of Christ in ancient Babylonia.

It features in the Bible when it is

offered as a drink to Jesus on the

cross. It was used by Hippocrates

around 420 BC as an antiseptic and

treatment for wounds and in China,

Sung Tse, the 10th century creator

of forensic medicine advocated it as

a hand wash. In medicinal folklore

it was thought to help with many

common ailments and conditions,

including diabetes. Alongside these

numerous but mainly unproven

claims, there is some positive and

encouraging evidence that vinegar

consumption can help maintain blood

sugar levels and act as an appetite

suppressant by making you feel fuller

for longer.

The 'mother'

Vinegar can be made from almost

any fermentable substance including

wine, malt, rice and grains, potatoes

and all kinds of fruit including pears,

melons, and pomegranates. It's made

with yeast which turns natural food

sugars to alcohol in a process of

fermentation. Commercial white or

malt vinegars can be produced very

quickly but traditional wine vinegars

need to mature over many years.

During the fermentation process,

the yeast and acetic acid bacteria

form slimy ribbons known as the

'mother' which some people believe

to have health-giving properties.

None of these have ever been

upheld by experts and the floaty bits

are usually filtered out to provide

'motherless' vinegar.

For many years a company owned

by the Sarson family- dating back to

1794 - dominated the UK market with

a choice of malt or distilled vinegar

in distinctive teardrop bottles. Today,

the brand (now owned by a Japanese

company which specialises in rice

vinegars) can be found alongside

a bewildering variety of speciality

products from all over the world.

Universally valued

Vinegar is generally low in calories,

but this depends on the type. One

tablespoon of vinegar can contain

anything from two to 15 calories.

Lower calorie versions such as

distilled vinegar have no nutritional

value and other varieties, or blends

contain only trace amounts. Because

most vinegars are free of sodium and

sugar, they are an ideal ingredient for

people on restricted diets. However,

some varieties contain mixtures of

grape juice, wine vinegar and sugar

so it's important to read the label to

find out more.

Although vinegar is universally

valued as a multi-purpose liquid,

scientists would give Hippocrates

short shrift for his belief in its ability

to heal wounds and fight infections.

Science does not support the

use of vinegar to kill bacteria and

recommends proprietary cleaning

fluids instead. Washing a wound

with vinegar is ineffective and is

likely to sting or stink quite badly.

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