Raw, fermented apple cider vinegar is what you should reach for when you feel the need for a toxin flush. It may be able to improve pH levels and blood sugar levels as well as prevent cancer. In addition, apple cider vinegar may be able to reduce triglyceride levels and protect against Candida infections.
1. My Favorite Detox Drink
Apple cider vinegar has a series of health benefits. It may be able to fight off infections, cleanse ulcerations, heal wounds, fight cancer, reduce blood pressure, improve digestive health, manage diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels, and treat nail fungus, head lice, and warts. Be sure to look for raw apple cider vinegar that has not been heated and stripped of its nutrients.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar & Ginger and Honey Switchel
Benefits of apple cider vinegar may include providing healthy gut bacteria for a properly function GI and immune system as well as protection against oxidative damage to cells that can leave your skin looking aged. Apple cider vinegar may also work as an appetite suppressant as well as protect against cancer.
3. Bonfire Cider
This recipe is packed with a number of ingredients that are full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits, such as turmeric, garlic, lemon, Echinacea root, ginger, rosemary, cinnamon sticks, pepper, onion, horseradish root, and of course, apple cider vinegar. Onions and apple cider vinegar especially have anti-viral properties that may help you fight off your next cold.
4. Apple Cider Smoothie
This smoothie is naturally sweet and creamy with ingredients such as avocado, an apple, and apple cider vinegar. Avocado provides good fat that may help curb appetite as well as give you great looking skin. Apples are high in vitamin C, which can be used as an antioxidant to combat free radicals and eliminate toxins.
5. Apple Pie Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
Why eat your apple pie when you can drink it? This recipe calls for organic and unfiltered apple cider vinegar, which has not been treated at high temperatures and retains all of its nutritional goodness. Apple cider vinegar is great at soothing, healing, and protecting the gut, which may help support a healthy immune system.
6. Maple Syrup Vinegar Soda
If you’re looking for a healthy yet sweet alternative to soda, try this recipe. Ingredients include maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, vanilla and almond extract, and cold sparkling water. Maple syrup is not only tasty; it is also a good source of antioxidants and zinc. It may also act as an antibiotic.
7. Perfect Summer Watermelon Shrub
Each cup of watermelon is a good source of an amino acid known as citrulline, which is commonly converted to the amino acid arginine in the kidneys and other organs. Some research suggests that a greater conversion of citrulline into arginine may block excess fat from being stored in cells via an enzyme called TNAP.
8. Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie
This smoothie recipe looks almost too good to drink. It features nutritious ingredients such as chia seeds, which are one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids, blueberries, strawberries, a banana, mint leaves, and apple cider vinegar. This antioxidant-packed combination of superfoods helps eliminate toxins, reduce inflammation, and restore the immune system to tip-top shape.
9. Apple Cider Vinegar Limeade
This recipe gives boring ole water a good makeover by adding apple cider vinegar and limeade to it. In addition to lowering blood sugar levels, apple cider vinegar is a great detox agent as it protects liver and kidney functions and boosts the immune system. It is also high in polyphenols and other phytochemicals, or plant compounds that may be able to prevent cancer.
10. Apple-Ginger-Cucumber Green Smoothie
This smoothie gets its dark green color from spirulina, an algae that is high in B-complex vitamins, mineral, protein, gamma-linolenic acid, antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamin E, trace elements, and a number of unexplored bioactive compounds. Other benefits of spirulina include anti-bacterial, antiviral, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-diabetic properties.
11. Apple Pie Elixir
This recipe is as easy as apple pie. Combine apple cider vinegar and a few pinches of herbs such as cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger with two cups of purified water and you’re good to go! Ground cinnamon has anti-clogging and anti-microbial benefits. It may also help control blood sugar levels.
12. Pineapple and Apple Cider Vinegar Juice
This juice is packed with enzymes and other compounds, such as bromelaine (in pineapple) that are sure to reduce inflammation, especially in the gut. Apple cider vinegar has the added benefit of supplying good bacteria to the digestive tract. Be sure to use fresh pineapple juice that is not from concentrate, otherwise you’ll miss out on all the good nutrients.
13. Gorgeous Very Berry Smoothie
This smoothie has a gorgeous (as the name implies) purple color that bleeds healthy ingredients! It features mixed berries, almond milk, and apple cider vinegar. Berries and apple cider vinegar may be able to help stabilize blood sugar levels. They are also both great foods for stabilizing free radicals, reducing inflammation, and boosting the immune system.
14. Peach Shrub
This recipe shows you how to make a peach shrub, which includes marinating the fruit with sugar for a few days in the refrigerator and then combining it with apple cider vinegar. Peaches may help prevent cancer, obesity, high cholesterol and high blood sugar levels, as we asll neurodegenerative diseases.
15. Apple Shrub
Apples are high in phytonutrients that are great for stabilizing blood sugar levels. They are also high in antioxidants such as vitamin C as well as pectin, a water-soluble fiber that has been associated with improving cardiovascular health. Other possible benefits of apples include anti-cancer and anti-asthma properties.
16. Strawberry Shrub Cooler
Strawberries are known for their high content of vitamin C, which may act like an antioxidant in the body to eliminate toxins and neutralize free radicals that can cause inflammation. Free radicals are great at disrupting enzymes from getting important messages to cells, tissues, and organs. Antioxidants work by removing the hydrogen bond in these dangerous molecules and rendering them harmless.
17. Strawberry Balasmic Shrub
Balsamic vinegar is a good source of iron, calcium magnesium, and potassium. It may be helpful for curbing appetite, losing weight, boosting the immune system, stabilizing blood sugar levels, and improving blood circulation. Balsamic vinegar may also help stimulate the production of pepsin, which is needed to break down protein.
18. Lavender Kumquat Shrub
Kumquat is a type of citrus fruit that are incredible sources of fiber, minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, and manganese, vitamins, such as many of the B-complex vitamins and vitamin C, and antioxidants, such as carotenes, lutein, zea-xanthin, and tannins. Kumquats may have anti-cancer and anti-viral health benefits.
19. Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Elixir
This recipe includes cayenne pepper, which is known to be a natural fat burner as well as a good source of anti-inflammatory benefits. Cayenne pepper increases fluid elimination and perspiration. It is also a natural stimulant, which gets rid of toxins faster. This elixir is naturally sweetened with raw honey, which is full of immune boosting benefits.
20. Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Garlic, and Lemon Drink
This drink recipe features all the kings of detoxification, including lemon, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and honey. Lemon helps purify the blood, which eases the work load put on major detox organs such as the kidneys and liver. Garlic has been known as a “cure-all” with antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties.
P.S. Have you signed up for my free 24 Hour Detox Challenge yet? If not, you can download the free meal plan and sign up here (includes my favorite raspberry and peach morning detox water, avocado and blueberry salad in a jar, ginger lemon tea and 4 other detox recipes for weight loss).