If you’re looking to eliminate fat, cleanse your body, ramp up your energy, and reverse the disease process, an apple cider vinegar detox can propel you along the road to wellness at lightning-speed.
Raw apple cider vinegar (with the “mother”- the yeasty bacteria that makes fermented vinegar possible) is a nutritious liquid which contains many enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
One of the biggest signs of a healthy (or unhealthy) body is the condition of the skin. If you’re having skin issues, breakouts, rashes, dry skin, or other problems, this may be one of the first signs that your body has exceeded the toxic load it can handle, and that you need to detoxify.
ACV which is the acronym for apple cider vinegar is excellent for the skin and can improve your skin tone and reduce acne breakouts. With its alpha hydroxy acids, it can dissolve the sebum and oil that clog skin pores. Many people also use it as a hair rinse to restore a healthy shine to their hair. But ACV isn’t just good for your skin and hair as it can detoxify the whole body.
ACV is a potent way to cleanse your body and kill harmful bacteria. Many people use it as a way to lose weight, losing up to 1 pound per week, just by taking a spoonful of it each day. It’s also good for the digestive tract, infusing it with healthy fermented bacteria that will kill off the harmful bacteria along the way, restoring a healthy gut flora and balancing the body’s pH levels.
Get your body working at its best by trying the detox drink recipe below. Containing the pectin, acetic acid, enzymes, and healthy bacteria provided by ACV, it’s also boosted by the detoxifying benefits of other ingredients.
Lemon juice is alkalizing and balances your body’s pH and your blood sugar levels. Cinnamon also balances your blood sugar, and cayenne pepper will increase your metabolism and lower blood pressure. The honey is included to add a bit of natural sweetness to the drink, while also carrying its own anti-bacterial properties.
Fresh Start Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink
- 8 ounces of very warm water
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar (with the “mother”)
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger (or 1 teaspoon fresh, grated)
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon raw (never heated) organic local honey
Mix all the ingredients well and drink this recipe 20 to 30 minutes before a meal, three times per day for 14 days, then switch to once per day (before noon). If you have trouble adjusting to the taste, you can start out with just one detox drink per day, split up into three mini-servings, which you can drink 20 minutes before a meal. Once you adjust to the flavor and can easily handle these mini-servings, you can move up to the normal 14 day regimen.
A detox is a great idea before starting a new diet or exercise routine, to give yourself a head start on your healthy journey. With this detox, you’ll be clearing all the junk out of your body, cleaning out the bowels, kidneys, liver, and skin, and hitting the “reset button” on all those body systems so you can start fresh.