In the past, we’ve talked about all the versatile uses of raw Apple Cider Vinegar, but let’s highlight one of our favorite features:
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar contains powerful enzymes that help promote digestion in the body. Because of its low acidity, it promotes a healthy PH balance which, in turn, may help the body maintain healthy levels of good bacteria and deter things like candida or parasites. It may also help the body cleanse the blood and purge itself of toxins.
So what does this all mean?
These are all components that may contribute to maintaining your healthy body weight. Some herbalists, as well as your great grandmother, have used raw Apple Cider Vinegar on a daily basis as a gentle tonic. But when trying to improve weight loss, some herbalists have taken it as much as three times a day. This practice may help the body in dealing with toxins and weight loss as well as assisting the body to suppress the appetite. This can be done with 1-3 teaspoons of vinegar and can be diluted with water to reduce the strength of the vinegar. This is an age-old practice, however, we thought we’d spice things up and share a variation on an old classic. Here is a recipe that can amp up your detox as well as improve the taste of vinegar:
In a glass of 8-12 oz of water add the following:
1-2 Tbs. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
1-2 Tbs. Lemon Juice
½ – 1 tsp Cinnamon
1 dash of Cayenne pepper or powdered Ginger Root
Honey or Stevia to taste
Blend together and drink
This combination of herbs may seem strong, especially in taste, so use wisdom and follow your body. But just check out all the great features of this drink: While the Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice work together to help the body detox, Cinnamon, with its high antioxidants, also helps the body in achieving healthy levels of blood sugar. The Cayenne or Ginger (whichever you choose), are both known as catalyst herbs, meaning they help improve the efficacy of the herbs they are paired with. But they are also great in helping the body with digestion and detoxification of the blood.
As you work toward your goals, remember the great tools Mother Nature provides to sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Give this detox drink a shot, and tell us what you think!