5 Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Recipes - Sunergetic

5 Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Recipes

5 Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Recipes

Post Holiday Blues from Sugar?

This is in fact a real thing, it's not all in your head! Getting back in the swing of things can be tough for all of us.

The holidays are sort of a 'free-for-all' when it comes to consumption of food and alcohol. Also, sleeping during any hours of the day to overcome your food and sugar crashes is accepted during this time.

This makes it difficult to get back on schedule in the new year. To adhere, to a healthy routine with regimented meals and having to listen to an alarm clock, it can be hard.

Your Post Holiday Blues are due largely in part to your body's reaction to over consumption of food and sugar.

It can be hard to overcome, but the good news is you don't have to take it all on in one day. Below are our 5 favorite sugar cleansing recipes that have proven to work.


5 Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Recipes:

 

1. Cranberry Juice Detox:

Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice

  • Splash of lime juice

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a glass. Add extra lime juice for more sweetness.

 

 

2. Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Smoothie:

 Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup apple, peeled, sliced (I prefer Fuji apples)
  • 2 tbsp avocado
  • 1/4 cup ice

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a blender with crushed ice  and serve chilled.

 

 

3. Green Tea Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup green tea
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Honey (to taste)
  • Mint (to taste)

Directions:

Prepare green tea, then add honey and Apple Cider Vinegar.

 

4. Sweet Lemon & Cayenne ACV Detox Drink:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp honey

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a glass, stir for a few minutes and enjoy!

 

5. Hot Apple Cider Vinegar:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Lemon slice (optional)

Directions:

Bring cinnamon, cloves, and water to a boil. Remove from heat and allow it to cool for a half hour, then add ACV, honey and lemon slice for garnish. [5]


10 Reasons to Take Apple Cider Vinegar:

1. Can help you lose weight:

ACV has been linked by many nutritionists and health professionals for its ability to assist in weight loss. It has an ability to neutralize the PH levels in your body and reduce sugar and salt cravings.

A recent research was done in Japan to study the link between ACV and weight loss. In the study, 175 people took either apple cider vinegar or water daily for 12 weeks. Their diets were similar. They kept food journals. At the end of the study, those who used vinegar had lost slightly more weight. On average, the vinegar group lost 1-2 pounds over the 3-month period. They gained it all back after the study was over.

2. Can help reduce blood sugar:

Apple Cider Vinegar has been shown to help reduce blood sugar spikes alongside a healthy diet regiment.

Carol Johnston a professor of nutrition at Arizona State University found something interesting while developing menus at the college to help prevent and control diabetes. Her studies indicate that 2 tablespoons of vinegar before a meal will dramatically reduce the spike in blood concentrations of insulin and glucose that come after a meal. [1]

3. Naturally Lowers Cholesterol:

Pectin is in both apples and apple cider vinegar and LDL (the bad cholesterol) attaches itself to the pectin, which is a fiber, and the cholesterol is eliminated. Apple Cider Vinegar can be used to lower cholesterol if it is the result of poor diet or genetic predisposition.

In May 2005 the Japanese Society of Nutrition and Food Science determined that two-three tablespoons per day will maximize the cholesterol lowering benefits.[2]

4. Antioxidant Support:

Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in antioxidants including catechin, galluc acid and chlorogenic acids. It is a great source for immune health and can help keep you from catching colds and feeling lethargic.

5. Improves Nutrient Absorption:

The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar can increase your body’s absorption of important minerals from the food you eat. Adding ACV to your salad dressing may also help you absorb more nutrients from your leafy greens.[3]

6. Improves Digestion:

Apple cider vinegar is commonly used to ease digestive issues. A tablespoon before your meal can stimulates digestive juices that help your body breakdown food. Many digestive related issues stem from high levels of acidity in your body. ACV is well known for its PH balancing properties and ability to help with acid reflux. 

7. Good for your skin:

Apple cider vinegar makes a great natural toner and can leave skin looking healthier. Its antibacterial properties help keep acne under control, and the malic and lactic acids found in apple cider vinegar soften and exfoliate skin, reduce red spots, and balance the pH of your skin. Here are our favorite beauty boosting foods for your skin.

8. Boosts Energy:

Exercise and sometimes extreme stress cause lactic acid to build up in the body, causing fatigue. Interestingly, the amino acids contained in apple cider vinegar act as an antidote. What's more, apple cider vinegar contains potassium and enzymes that may relieve that tired feeling. Next time you're beat, add a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar to a glass of chilled vegetable drink or to a glass of water to boost your energy. [5]

9. Can Help Alleviate Heart Burn:

Apple Cider Vinegar is a good option to take before an acidic meal such as citrus fruits or burgers. Adding acetic acid from ACV to your stomach can help neutralize bad acids and provide you with a little bit of comfort.

10. Helps with Cough and Sore Throat:

Gargling with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of salt dissolved in a glass of warm water forms an acidic coating in your throat that can kill germs.

 

 


References:

1. Dallmeier, Lorraine. 2013. Apple Cider Vinegar – Natural Beauty throughout History. Accessed May 26th, 2017. http://www.herbhedgerow.co.uk/apple-cider-vinegar-natural-beauty-throughout-history/.

2. Editors, Reader's Digest. n.d. 13+ Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. Accessed May 29th, 2017. http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/apple-cider-vinegar-benefits/.

3. Manning, Joy. 2009. Apple Cider Vinegar and Health. September. Accessed May 26th, 2016. http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/features/apple-cider-vinegar-and-health#1.

4. “15 Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Recipes for Amazing Health.” Lose Weight By Eating, 1 July 2017, www.loseweightbyeating.com/apple-cider-vinegar-detox-drink-recipes/.

5. Stathis, Jaime. 2015. Can You Lower Cholesterol With Vinegar? . June 23rd . Accessed May 26th, 2017. http://www.livestrong.com/article/36003-lower-cholesterol-vinegar/.

 

5 Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Recipes
James Scarmozzino

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