It’s the start of a new year, and like many, you are interested in improving your health, changing your diet, and flushing toxins out of your system. Whether you are honoring a New Year’s resolution or looking for a long-term plan, much has been noted about the organic apple cider vinegar detox.
But what is this all about, and do you really need to drink apple cider vinegar straight from the bottle? Let’s explore the process and benefits of this popular and accessible detox.
Is Drinking Vinegar Good For Us?
Your face may sour at the thought of drinking vinegar, but there are some amazing health benefits associated with this pungent elixir. However, not just any vinegar will do; the key to this detox is to drink unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar, which still contains ‘the mother.’
The ’mother’ is chock-full of vitamins and minerals as well as good bacteria, which is fantastic for your gut flora. Much commercial vinegar is either clear or dark (like balsamic). But organic apple cider vinegar appears murky, and that is an excellent sign!
Before you begin your detox, choose this type of vinegar. Other options will not deliver the nutrients and bacterial that your body requires.
Benefits of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
This tart, amber liquid has been celebrated for thousands of years as a healthful drink. Consuming apple cider vinegar has been noted to help with weight loss, burning fat, stabilizing blood sugar, maintaining a balanced pH system, and aids in digestion.
How Much Am I Supposed to Drink?
To clarify, you don’t need to drink a full glass of organic apple cider vinegar! The idea behind the detox is to mix the vinegar with other ingredients, most of which is water.
How Do I Mix This Beverage?
Creating this detox drink is easy and inexpensive! While there are variations on the recipe, the basics call for 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1-2 tablespoons of honey or a natural sweetener mixed together with 8 ounces of water.
How Many Drinks A Day?
It is recommended that you drink this concoction anywhere from one to three times a day. When you are consuming this in the morning, do so on an empty stomach before breakfast.
How Long Does The Detox Last?
At a minimum, you should consume the apple cider drink for seven days. However, some people choose to extend the detox for as long as three months.