Is there any benefit to the vinegar in the carrot salad?

Bluebell

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I am having a little distilled white vinegar on my carrot salad, along with salt (can't have coconut oil, even the refined stuff I react to).

I'm quite happy not to have vinegar taste-wise. Is there any health benefit to adding the vinegar?
 

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As far as I am aware, it is an antiseptic and/or antibiotic to some degree. If you are using vinegar regularly watch out for sulphates, there is still a lot of benefit from a carrot salad without vinegar, if it isn't your thing.
 

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I use balsamic, b/c that is what's on the salad bar where i get shredded carrots ;-) I also use olive oil. I find oil to be necessary to balance the vinegar taste. They really go together and Peat has said olive oil is an ok sub for coconut on the salad.
 

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It gave me killer sensitive teeth which I've never had in my life.

At first I thought it was all the sugar, but by accident I stopped having the salad and it cleared up.

Stupid question: will just eating a couple of carrots will still have the anti-estrogen effect?
 

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Peater said:
Stupid question: will just eating a couple of carrots will still have the anti-estrogen effect?

Apparently the anti-estrogen part is mostly due to the fiber structure that helps transport it. And maybe the chewing and gratting makes it better as it increases the surface.
 

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I think Peat suggests using vinegar with the carrot salad to add to the antimicrobial effect in the gut.
Personally I prefer my carrot salad without vinegar, but it might be more effective if it's included.

Not from Peat, but some people find a little cider vinegar helps with digesting meals - presumably if the stomach acid is a bit weak.
 
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