Feeling sluggish? This apple cider vinegar weight loss drink may be just what you need. Even though your body has a natural detoxifying system in place, toxins come at us from all angles these days, and sometimes your body needs a little extra help. This fresh and vibrant tonic can improve your digestion, relieve constipation, increase your energy and concentration, jumpstart weight loss if that’s one of your goals, support the overall health of your colon, and encourage your whole body to detox.
If you can get your hands on organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, you’re in luck. That’s because it contains a friendly bacteria called acetobacter, which helps break down food in your gut.
That’s important, because your digestive system works hard to rid your body of toxins from your body, and apple cider vinegar helps it do its job through this bacteria, as well as its acidic nature.
It binds to toxins, giving them a helping hand to find their way out. And to keep the motion going, apple cider vinegar encourages the growth of natural enzymes in your gut, which helps displaces some of the unsavory bacteria that pay you a visit (1).
One of the many health benefits of cayenne pepper is that it provides detox support by helping your digestive system move toxins and bacteria out of your body.
The vitamin C in the cayenne pepper as well as the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar also adds to the extra help your colon needs to flush out toxins (2).
Note: always use cayenne pepper from certified sources to avoid fake or low-quality products.
Organic Raw Honey
Honey has so many important health benefits, and when combined with apple cider vinegar, they create a force to be reckoned with.
The vitamins, nutrients and enzymes in the honey will help to boost your energy and your digestive system, plus provide antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties (3).
It’s important to remember that it’s not just the individual ingredients in this recipe that make it so effective, but the combination of them.
While drinking lemon juice on its own will have an effect, but when all the individual properties of the ingredients in this tonic come together, the real magic happens.
The vitamin C content and antioxidants in lemon juice are the clincher here – they allow it to travel freely through your body to destroy free radicals and toxins.
Make sure you get enough water and exercise for the absolute best benefit of this tonic.
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- 1 cup purified water
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ inch ginger knob, peeled and grated
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp organic raw honey
- Mix all the ingredients and drink straight away.
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).