You know that lemon water is great for digestion and weight management, but what happens when you combine that with 2 super powerful ingredients?
An amazingly refreshing and intensely beneficial tonic!
ACV (apple cider vinegar) is an amazing multi-tasker that has antimicrobial, antibiotic and antioxidant properties.
Japanese Samurai, Roman soldiers and military groups throughout history have used apple cider vinegar as an energizer and also for its medicinal properties. In 400 B.C., Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used it for its amazing natural cleansing, healing and energizing qualities.
Despite vinegar being acidic by nature, it actually helps to balance your pH levels, which helps support a healthy body, decreasing chronic inflammation and warding off illness.
Vinegar has been shown to lower blood sugar and insulin levels thus helping with weight loss and those with insulin sensitivity.
Dr Mercola states:
“Perhaps the most researched and the most promising of apple cider vinegar’s benefits are in the area of type 2 diabetes. Several studies have found that vinegar may help lower blood glucose levels.
In 2004, a study cited in the American Diabetes Foundation’s publication Diabetes Care found that taking vinegar before meals significantly increased insulin sensitivity and dramatically reduced the insulin and glucose spikes that occur after meals.
A follow-up study geared at testing vinegar’s long-term effects yielded an unexpected but pleasant side effect: moderate weight loss. In this study, participants taking two tablespoons of vinegar prior to two meals per day lost an average of two pounds over the four-week period, and some lost up to four pounds.”
ACV is also great for digestion. Simple mix 1-2 Tablespoons with a Tbsp raw honey and warm water.
Cinnamon helps to metabolize glucose to prevent fat storage and helps food digestion in a way that makes you feel fuller for longer. It’s also a great anti-inflammatory spice!
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