Have you heard that starting your day with apple cider vinegar is good for you but not sure how to have it? Here’s our top tip, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. There are so many benefits to starting your day this way!
Let’s dive into why you should start your day with apple cider vinegar and how it can help you.
Why start your day with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice
There are many benefits to starting your day with this juice, these include better digestion (helps with digestion through the day), helps regulate blood sugar levels (great after fasting overnight) and is even thought to help you with the feeling of fullness. These reasons will help you on your weight loss journey and your overall health and well-being.
Apple cider vinegar
As mentioned, apple cider vinegar is helpful in aiding digestion, balancing blood sugar levels and weight loss, including reducing belly fat but there’s more to the story!
Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries and is thought to help lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of cancer and improve symptoms of diabetes.
It is recommended you start with 1 tablespoon and slowly increase to two if you’re not noticing any change. We recommend Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
Lemons are high in vitamin C and therefore can help with immune function and contain calcium, potassium and folate. The potassium makes lemon juice great at increasing hydration and why it can be added to the adrenal cocktail.
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You can imagine that with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice, you might need something to sweeten it!
This is where the raw honey comes in, adding honey will make it much tastier to drink but that’s not where the benefit stops! Raw honey is high in antioxidants, is a nutrient and mineral powerhouse, has antibacterial properties, is full of beneficial enzymes and can help with digestion.
We highly recommend you source raw honey as it maintains its nutritional properties. Once the honey is heated, it loses so many qualities!
Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice Recipe
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar with the mother
½ lemon juiced
½ tsp raw honey
1 cup of filtered water
Here are a few ingredients you can add or substitute to mix it up a bit. This drink can get a bit repetitive!
- Sprigs of mint
- Lime juice instead of lemon
- Maple syrup instead of honey
- Juice your lemon
- Add apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, honey and water to a cup.
- Stir until combined. This might take a while if your honey isn’t runny.
What is the mother in apple cider vinegar?
It’s important that when you buy your apple cider vinegar it has the mother. It means that the apple cider vinegar has been fermented for a longer period of time and therefore has more nutritional benefits than regular apple cider vinegar.
When should I take apple cider vinegar and lemon juice?
Ideally, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice should be taken in the morning before eating. If you miss it, then having it half an hour before lunch is good too. It’s not recommended that you have it before bed.
Can you drink apple cider vinegar straight?
It is not advisable to have apple cider vinegar straight. It is known to erode the enamel of the teeth. Always have it diluted.
That’s an apple cider vinegar and lemon juice wrap!
We hope by introducing this juice you see the benefits. If you are looking for weight loss, remember that this drink will not replace a healthy and balanced diet or an exercise program. It is something that can be added to help you along the way!