Apple Cider Vinegar + Lemon Water

  
Prior to a month ago I didn’t even know you could mix the two together, let alone how beneficial these are to one’s health and wellbeing.

Benefits of Lemon Water

  • Low in calories
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Improved Digestion
  • Improves skin

Don’t eat the seeds of the lemon. There’s really nothing wrong if you have a few here and there however they taste extremely bitter. You can use a strainer or a press to get rid of them

Avoid adding sugars or sweeteners (use raw honey if you must)

If you’re worried about the acidity of the lemon juice affecting the enamel of your teeth, you can sip your lemon juice through a straw

What is apple cider vinegar?

   

Otherwise known as cider vinegar or acv, is a type of vinegar made from cider or an apple. In my opinion the best kind of apple cider vinegar to use is RAW NATURAL apple cider vinegar. Different from the refined and distilled vinegars usually found in supermarkets, Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is made from fresh, crushed, organically grown apples and allowed to mature in tanks, which boosts its natural fermentation qualities. When mature, it contains a web-like substance, called “mother” that becomes visible when the rich brownish liquid is held to the light.

What is the “mother”?

The mother is the dark, cloudy substance in the ACV formed from naturally occurring pectin and apple residues – it appears as molecules of protein connected in strand-like chains. The presence of the mother shows that the best part of the apple has not been destroyed. Vinegars containing the mother contain enzymes and minerals that other vinegars may not contain due to overprocessing, filtration and overheating.

Benefits of apple cider vinegar

The main substance in vinegar, acetic acid, can kill bacteria and/or prevent them from multiplying and reaching harmful levels. It has a history of use as a disinfectant and natural preservative.

  • Reduces blood sugar
  • Helps to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Lowers blood pressure

  
Apple Cider Vinegar & Lemon Water Recipe

Total Time: 2 minutes    Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 glass of water (16oz)
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar (i prefer Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar)
  • 1/2 – 1 organic lemon
  • 1 teaspoon organic honey (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

*Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar is available on Amazon

Sources:

  1. http://authoritynutrition.com/6-proven-health-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar/
  2. http://rootandsprouts.com/benefits-of-lemon-water-according-to-science/

 

 

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