Vinegar is the perfect ingredient for making tangy sauces and dressings.
Now, researchers report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that the popular liquid could also help fight ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that research suggests is related to the gut microbiome.
They found that vinegar suppressed inflammation-inducing proteins while improving the gut’s bacterial makeup in mice.
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the world.
Although its cause isn’t completely understood, research suggests that bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract play an important part.
People with the condition experience repeated inflammation of the large intestine’s lining, which can cause ulcers, abdominal pain, diarrhea and other symptoms.
At least one recent study suggested that vinegar, which has been used in…