Apple cider vinegar detox: Benefits and side effects
So what are the benefits of doing an apple cider vinegar detox?
It’s a known fact that the body can detox itself, and there isn’t much scientific research to support the argument that a detox diet would remove toxins from the body. However, there are still several benefits of doing a detox which can be both internal and external. The apple cider vinegar detox have shown to have benefits such as:
- Giving the body a good dose of enzymes
- Increasing potassium intake
- Supporting a healthy immune system
- Helping with weight control
- Promoting pH balance in the body
- Aiding with healthy digestion
- Adding good bacteria for the gut and immune function
- Helping remove ‘slide toxins’ from the body
- Soothing skin and helping keep it healthy
- Healing acne when used externally
How does it work?
There is a basic recipe, which follows:
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- 8 ounces of purified or distilled water
- 1 to 2 table spoons sweetener (organic honey, maple syrup, or 4 drops of Stevia)
A detox is something you do for a certain period of time, and this one is no exception. The length can differ from several days to a month or more, some even choose to consume it three times a day: when waking up, at lunch and in the afternoon.
There is no set rule on how long or how often an apple cider vinegar detoxification should or could be done, since there are all natural ingredients there is no real harm in repeating the drink.
Doing a detox of any kind can give a boost to your whole body, although they are rarely a miracle health cure. Trying an apple cider vinegar detox is likely safe for most people, but keep in mind the best way to ‘detox’ your body may be to do a change in your diet. Stop ingest sugars and processed foods and eat a healthy diet, rich in whole foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins.