What is an apple cider vinegar detox?
Until now, you may have thought that apple cider vinegar is only good for dressing salads. But people across the world use apple cider vinegar in a number of other, more medicinal ways.
In fact, many even use it as the central ingredient in what’s called an apple cider vinegar detox.
The idea behind the detox is that raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar has the ability to clear out your liver of toxins which in turn can upregulate many vital processes and cleanse your body. Apple cider vinegar has so much good in it, aside being incredibly alkaline in your body it also promotes production of good bacteria in your gut. along with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that help digestion and detoxification.
What are the benefits of an apple cider vinegar detox?
Your body is able to detoxify itself, although there is some scientific research that has shown apple cider vinegar can support the process of removing toxins from the liver more rapidly.
Many people use a detox diet to begin changing their diet, removing processed foods and introducing healthier whole foods.
The supposed benefits you may gain from an apple cider vinegar detox are both internal and external. They include the following:
giving the body a good dose of enzymes
increasing potassium intake
supporting a healthy immune system
helping with weight control
promoting pH balance in the body
aiding with healthy digestion
adding good bacteria for the gut and immune function
helping remove difficult toxins from the body
soothing skin and helping keep it healthy
healing acne when used externally
helping increase the rate of which you burn fat
How to do an apple cider vinegar detox
The basic recipe is as follows:
(For beginners) 1 to 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar or (For pro's) a 30ml shot
250ml glass of mineral or purified water
1 to 2 tablespoons sweetener (organic honey, maple syrup, or 4 drops of Stevia)
There are many variations of this basic drink. Some include adding lemon juice. Others add a dash of cayenne pepper. With an apple cider vinegar detox, you consume this type of drink regularly for a set period of time — several days to a month or more. I would personally recommend taking it in the morning a couple hours before eating. Many people choose to consume it three times each day: upon waking, midmorning, and again mid-afternoon. I personally enjoy to take as part of my 16/8 intermittent fast to really reap the benefits.