Simple Detox Drink
So there are a lot of people that swear by Apple Cider Vinegar as an elixir of health. Some take shots of it daily and you may have even heard about the health benefits from your Grandma or Grandpa. But what are the benefits and why is it healthy to drink? And do I really have to take it as a shot? I’ve got some great news for you. No shots required. Instead I have a tasty drink that not only includes ACV but it is also beneficial in supporting the liver’s detoxification pathways. Win- Win!
Here is an easy how to video from Dr. Axe:
Ok- let’s get to the benefits of this quick and easy detox drink.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Make sure its RAW with the mother culture included. The mother culture contains enzymes and good bacteria to help improve your digestion and even eat up the starches that you may have consumed too much of.
Cinnamon: One of the best antioxidants on the planet. It’s the number one herb/spice for balancing blood sugar. And it tastes great.
Lemon juice: High in vitamin C and another food that helps balance blood sugar. It also has an alkaline effect on your body helping to regulate PH.
Cayenne pepper: Helps to increase metabolism and has been shown to help drop blood pressure.
Ginger: A powerful anti-inflammatory herb and antioxidant.
Honey: A food that is near and dear to my heart. Make sure to use RAW honey as it contains all the natural healing benefits of bee pollen and propolis, which are both two very positive health additions. Raw honey helps boost the immune system and is a power source of antioxidants. Honey is one of nature’s purest foods and is far more than just a natural sweetener. It’s a “functional food,” which means it’s a natural food with health benefits. Raw honey nutrition is impressive. Raw honey contains 22 amino acids, 27 minerals and 5,000 enzymes. Minerals include iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and selenium. Vitamins found in honey include vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin. (Dr. AXCE )
Read more about the benefits of RAW HONEY HERE.
Make sure your water is warm and not hot so it does not kill the natural enzymes and healing benefits of the honey and the ACV culture.
Simple Detox Drink Recipe
1 glass of warm (12-16 oz.)
2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2-1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 dash Cayenne Pepper
1 teaspoon raw, local honey (optional)
Warm the water.
mix all ingredients together.
Best served warm but drink at desired temperature.
DO NOT microwave the drink to heat it- it will kill the natural enzymes you are trying to ingest.
How often to drink this? Dr. Axe recommends drinking this 20 minutes before breakfast, lunch and dinner for 2 weeks and then drink one time a day before breakfast or lunch. Click here to read more from Dr. Axe.