There is a lot of debate on the “detox” topic and whether you are on PRO-detox or Against the “detox” thing we all know one thing for sure and that is the world around us from the soil our food is grown in to the air we consume is filled with toxins that our bodies have to filter through every single day. Eating a fresh variety of produce and antioxidant rich foods helps with this elimination of toxins but if you are like me and live in a highly polluted area you may need a bit extra help.
I personally have been shooting Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV, as I like to call it for over five years and I can tell you that it has calmed the storm in my digestive tract, woken me up after a night of partying and helped my body feel refreshed, recharged and detoxed. I advise many of my friends and clients to shot the ACV and although they squint and make funny faces while shooting this concoction it has proven to be one thing that has helped aid them in digestion issues as well as help with weight loss.
If you have read my alkaline/acid blog post, you understand that keeping your body in a neutral state is the best for your health. A shot of ACV helps bring you back to neutral after a night of acidic eating and drinking or maybe one too many coffees and espressos.
Detox Drink for Weight Loss:
- 16 oz. water
- 1 shot glass of ACV
- 20 mL lemon juice
- 5 mL Cinnamon
- a pinch of Cayenne Pepper
- a pinch of Stevia
Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (WITH THE MOTHER)
- Detoxification: the unique acids in ACV can bind to toxins and help eliminate these toxins more efficiently. ACV literally takes mucus and breaks it down making it easier for your liver to stimulate circulation and helps out those lymph nodes too.
- Weight Loss: ACV stabilizes blood sugar for a longer period of time and I can promise you that after a shot of this stuff you will think twice before reaching for a cupcake mid afternoon.
- Aids in Digestion: If you have IBS, gastrointestinal discomfort, heart burn or any kind of indigestion take a shot before your meal and because of the clean out and stimulation of your organs it will help your digestive system out.
I personally think of ACV like drain-o, it cleans my pipes, stimulates my digestive system and makes me think twice before eating a bunch of crap throughout the day. If taking it as a shot turns your stomach a little, try using it as salad dressing or adding a bit to your water bottle to sip on throughout the day. Make sure to buy ORGANIC ACV with the MOTHER inside (that weird floatty thing) because that is what makes ACV such a unique food.
Now that you have made the decision to start losing weight use these tips to jumpstart your success and if you are looking for more direction and nutrition coaching feel free to contact me or check out my awesome testimonials from clients I have worked with in the past!