Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is often talked about as a “super elixir” that can help you lose weight and improve your health so much that you might as well forget about modern medicine.
While this may not be quite the truth, the case for including apple cider vinegar in your daily intake is certainly strong and most definitely warrants your attention.
The only problem is that getting it down the hatch is a little bothersome due to the taste and is an immediate turn-off for new recruits.
Luckily for us, there is more than one way to consume apple cider vinegar, and by combining this miracle liquid with a selection of other (tastier) ingredients, you will have a concoction that will not only taste good but do your body good too.
Here’s a simple and delicious apple cider vinegar drink recipe that can help you lose weight and feel your best.
Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe: Digestion-Aid Tonic
As we get older, our bodies’ natural stomach acidity goes down, which makes it a little harder for us to digest food. This is not good news for gas and bloating.
ACV can help relieve some of the symptoms of bad digestion, like gas and bloating, when used as a digestive aid. However, as I mentioned above, taking it straight is fear inducing.
It has been demonstrated that ACV increases metabolism and encourages fat burning, making it a powerful weight loss aid.
This tonic made up of ACV, grapefruit, lemon, cinnamon, and honey is much tastier and full of added benefits such as:
Source of antioxidants, removes free radicals which contribute to damage in the digestive tract, helps relieve acidity. Adds a little sweet to the bitter.
Antimicrobial, killing gas causing bacteria in the stomach relieving bloating symptoms. As ACV is acidic, it may also raise stomach acidity levels which will aid in the digestion process (faster digestion means less bloating)
Alkalising. lemon juice helps to loosen the toxins floating around in your GI tract, relieve the painful symptoms that accompany indigestion, and even reduce the risk of burping and bloating resulting from excess gas production in your gut. Lemon water can keep your digestive system purring like a kitty all day long.
Natural diuretic, helps reduce inflammation which leads to excess gas production and thus bloating. Helps to increase fat burning potential.
** Combine all ingredients with approximately 1/4 cup cold water + 1/4 cup of hot water (depending on your preference) and stir**
Aim to consume this tonic a half hour prior to meals 3 times a day for best results. This will allow the ingredients to prepare the stomach for digestion.
Check out the full Apple Cider Vinegar drink recipe below. I can’t wait for you to try this out for yourself, and I would love to hear from you if you have.
In summary, this Apple cider vinegar drink recipe can help control blood sugar, make digestion better, and even lower cholesterol.
The honey adds a little sweetness, and the lemon juice and cinnamon add flavour and are good for your health.
Keep in mind: When drinking ACV or other acidic drinks, it’s best to drink through a straw to keep your teeth from getting hurt.
Due to its high acidity levels, do not consume grapefruit with any prescription medications unless instructed otherwise by your healthcare instructor.
If unsure whether this tonic may be right for you, please check in with your doctor or healthcare provider prior to consuming.