5 Benefits of Coconut Vinegar

Learn how to improve your health with this trendy kitchen find.

5 Benefits of Coconut Vinegar

While most of us have heard of apple cider vinegar and likely have a bottle of this health elixir in our homes, there’s another vinegar that is making a splash in the health community: coconut vinegar. Though this product is new to the U.S., it's very popular in Asia. Coconut vinegar is made from the flowers on coconut trees that produce a sap that is low glycemic and has an almost neutral pH. The sap naturally ferments as it ages for eight months to a year. Once that process is completed, it is harvested, bottled, and ready to be used. Want to learn more about coconut vinegar and find out how to try it? Chef Candice Kumai has helped us discover the top five benefits and uses.

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Creative Uses

Just like apple cider vinegar, coconut vinegar can be used in many different ways. You can try having a shot glass of it before your meals to potentially stabilize your blood sugar, using it as an all-natural hair detox, disinfect your fruit with it, make your own face cleanser, and add it to soup to give it a sweet depth of flavor.

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The #1 Thing to Remember When Caring for a Sick Parent

It can help you be a better caregiver while also releasing you of overwhelming burden.

Caring for an ageing or sick parent at home can be a wonderful act of love — but it can also be a big sacrifice. Along with the new responsibility comes added stress to your life that's probably already taxing. Not to mention, it significantly changes the relationship between the two of you. If you're a caregiver for a parent, or thinking about what next step is best, this is one of the most important things to remember about this life phase. It can help you be a better caregiver while also releasing you of a lot of the burden that comes with the role.

TV and podcast host Maria Menounos is currently taking care of her mother, who has brain cancer. She learned this lesson from a guest on her series "Better Together."

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