Apple cider vinegar liver detox drink

Willing to give it a go

So after much research on lowering my cholesterol and blood glucose I had narrowed down the culprit to my poor liver.  You can read about the 6 actionable steps, one of which is to have a liver detox drink daily.  Now if you read online, the proponents of these detox drinks will claim many miracles, but me I just wanted to kick start my liver detox and accelerate the process of eliminating toxins and giving the poor little fella a chance to heal and get back to work.  Everything I had read supported this and in the end there wasn't much downside.

Apple cider vinegar liver detox recipes

Detox Recipe #1 - Ole faithfull

  • 1 BIG glass of water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • Honey or maple syrup (optional) to taste but not too much!  We are trying to reduce our sugar intake.
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

 

Detox Recipe #2 - Some like it hot

  • 1 BIG mug of hot water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 a lemon, squeezed
  • Honey or maple syrup (optional) to taste but again not too much!  We are trying to reduce our sugar intake.
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

Detox Recipe #3 - Shotz

  • Half a glass of water
  • 1 or 2 (2 is better) of apple cider vinegar
  • Honey or maple syrup (optional) to taste but again not too much!  We are trying to reduce our sugar intake.

The story so far

I have been adhering to my daily regimen of apple cider vinegar for a good week now and I can definitely notice a difference.  Nothing spectacular but it is noticeable and I think it has definitely helped with the detox process.  At the start I was doing recipe #1 although I am not a fan of cayenne pepper and after the first try I dropped the cinnamon as well.  I was trying to have my detox drink first thing every morning and then again before lunch and dinner (so three times a day).  At first I have to say it is a little hard to drink - even with the lemon and honey/maple syrup (I tried both and prefer maple syrup) but you get used to the tart / bitter taste and it does get easier.  So much so that after a few days I was getting lazy and just doing recipe #3 and smashing back apple cider vinegar shots! yeah!  

I am going to drop back to just mornings now and after another week I think that this will be enough to have really kick started my liver detox process.

So why are all these ingredients good for me?

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been around forever and was a remedy that my grandparents, and many others apparently!, commonly used as a home remedy.  It is safe to use with no known side effects and many benefits.  However because it is very acid, apple cider vinegar should be diluted with water (as per recipe #3 as a minimum) to protect your teeth's enamel and to prevent stomach upset.  This happened to me a few times as I was probably a bit overzealous and on an empty stomach which made me feel a bit nauseous.  It quickly passed once I ate. 

Following are the key benefits often sighted (and why I decided to give it a try:

  • A cholesterol and blood pressure reducer - potassium is a blood thinner and fiber absorbs cholesterol and fat and helps to flush toxins from your body
  • A glucose reducer - studies have shown it lowers glucose levels which in turn assists the body in controlling blood sugar levels, which results in less insulin being produced
  • Weight loss - by increasing metabolism, reducing hunger and reducing insulin in the body it is effective as a weight loss or management supplement
  • Detox the liver - by helping to clear the liver it allows the body to better flush toxins

Lemons

Helps to regulate pH levels in the body a great source of vitamin C and also assists in stabilising blood sugar.

Cinnamon

A great anti-oxidant and (apparently) the most effective spice or herb for controlling blood sugar levels.

I hope that you found this post useful.  Look after your liver!

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