Apple Cider Vinegar Detox: The Secret to a Healthy Life

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Detoxification of the body is an activity that most of the people take over as it is required, but many of them, who take care about their healthy life, at least once a year.   This is one of the best-kept secrets in the world of fitness, weight loss and healthy living. This activity is especially important for the professional athletes, who perform it on a regular basis, but also performed by the many famous people (e.g. Beyoncé’s lemon diet).

One of the most effective detox diets, recommended by the experts, is the apple cider vinegar detox diet. ACV is an ingredient rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, which make it very effective in detoxification. It is important to use raw apple cider vinegar, not the processed (refined version). In the article bellow, you will find about the benefits of ACV, how much ACV you need and how to prepare this “magic” drink to make it all happen.

How much apple cider vinegar you need daily?

According to the science, just a spoonful of apple cider vinegar daily is a great amount for a detoxification, no matter how is consumed (in salads or anything else).  In a case of performing a colon cleanse, experts recommend, even more, at least 3 teaspoons of ACV per day.

If your stomach is irritated by the bitter taste of apple cider vinegar, it can be mixed with water and honey. Here you can find all about this “magic” drink that, among the good taste have plenty other benefits.

The “magic” drink (Recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 ounces of water
  • 1-3 apple slices
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons raw honey
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients (except apple slices) in a medium-sized bottle.
  2. Add the apple slices and some ice.

This amount of two full glasses of the beverage is enough for one day (one in the morning and one in the evening before going to bed).

Apple cider vinegar benefits:

–           Cleansing of lymph nodes, breaking up mucus in the body

–           Improves the digestive system,

–           Better lymph circulation

–           Balances the pH value of your body

–           Manages the way your body smells.

–           Kills harmful bacteria in your body.

–           Helps weight loss (lowering blood sugar levels and fights diabetes). It makes you feel full, eliminating cravings for junk food.

–           Lowers cholesterol, which essentially reduces the risk of heart and cardiovascular diseases.

Apple cider vinegar regular drinks

Here are a couple of simple apple cider vinegar drinks.

Lemonade

An apple cider vinegar detox lemonade can be made by combining 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of ACV, and 1 cup of water. Consume it in the morning, on an empty stomach, before you eat your breakfast. It will instantly boost your metabolism and you’ll curb your appetite.

Grapefruit and ACV

This refreshing drink can be prepared to combine 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 cup of fresh grapefruit juice and 1 tablespoon of raw honey. The grapefruit provides a sweet tanginess and adds to this drink vitamin C, which boosts your immune system. This drink is also recommended for reducing inflammation and losing belly fat.

Bloody Mary

This is a healthy cocktail based on a classic tomato juice. To prepare it, you need 2 tablespoons of ACV, 1 cup of low sodium tomato juice, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of horseradish and 2 dashes of Tabasco sauce.

Apple Smoothie

Why get more apples with an apple cider vinegar? It is even healthier drink and can be taken any time of the day. You need 2 tablespoons of ACV, 1 apple, ½ cup of water, 10 drops of vanilla stevia and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. All ingredients are blended together.

Cranberry and orange mix

This beverage is rich in antioxidants. To prepare it you need ¼ cup of cranberry juice, 2 tablespoons of ACV, one orange (squeezed), and ¾ cup of water. It can be consumed any time of the day, but the best time is in the afternoon as a snack.

Combine all ingredients, stir them and drink up.

Why detox?

The main advantage of detoxifying your body is slowing the aging process.

Source: ritely.com