Your diet closely reflects your health, and good health does not necessarily imply a strict dietary regime. If you want to boost your overall health and wellbeing, cleanse your liver, improve your digestive function, and on top of all, lose weight, this is how you should start your day.
The morning routine of drinking warm water with lemon and apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach will do wonders for both, your health and your weight.
LEMON AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR HEALTH BENEFITS
The health benefits of lemon are countless. This citrus fruit is a natural antioxidant with powerful antiviral and antimicrobial properties. It’s abundant in vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron. Although acidic in nature, lemon promotes an alkaline environment in the body.
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most versatile kitchen ingredients used both as a food additive and as a natural remedy for many health-related issues. Similarly to lemon, ACV is rich in natural anti-bacterial and antiviral properties owing to the many minerals it contains. And, like lemon, it also has alkaline properties, which makes it extremely beneficial for regulating blood sugar and for reducing blood pressure and cholesterol.
HOW ACV AND LEMON STIMULATE WEIGHT LOSS
The first thing these two powerful ingredients do is keep your digestion in check. When it comes to losing weight, the digestive system is crucial because it helps you to effectively metabolize your food, absorb nutrients, and remove toxins.
In addition, this amazing drink stimulates digestive enzymes and beneficial gut bacteria, which are essential for proper digestion. Plus, it promotes better elimination by stimulating regular bowel movements.
As mentioned earlier, once they’re ingested, both of these foods have alkalizing effect in the body. This is extremely important because high acidity levels in the body can trigger chronic inflammation in the tissues throughout your body and organs, which can compromise your health on many levels and eventually lead to more serious conditions. Therefore, a balanced pH not only reduces inflammation, but also improves overall body function.
Furthermore, this lemon & ACV drink improves liver function on two levels –it helps to remove toxins that we ingest daily from the liver, and also stimulates better processing of nutrients, which are then transported throughout the body. Best of all, it accelerates fat metabolism.
Last, but not least, it reduces unhealthy cravings and controls appetite.
The incredible benefits of this morning drink result in better body function and improved digestion and metabolism, all of which increases your weight loss results.
ACV AND LEMON MORNING DRINK
- Mix the juice of half a lemon and 1-2 tsps. ACV in a mug.
- Fill the mug with warm purified water. Warm water is better than cold as it is better absorbed in the gut.
- Drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
If you find the taste a bit sourer than you can handle, add 1 tsp. raw organic honey to sweeten it up.