You may have thought that apple cider vinegar is only suitable for dressing salads, make no mistake; many people across the globe are using apple cider vinegar for several medicinal ways. People use apple cider vinegar as a central ingredient for making apple cider vinegar detoxifying agents. The building block behind the idea is that unfiltered apple cider vinegar contains ‘the mother’ in it.  What about ‘the mother’, it includes the good bacteria useful for the gut, the enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Apple cider vinegar that has ‘the mother’ in it has a cloudy or murky look. The use of apple cider vinegar benefits dates back to ancient years about 400 B.C. when Hippocrates used it for its health benefits.

Scientifically, the body detoxifies itself, and there is not much research to prove that detox diets remove harmful toxins from the body.  Many people use this diet to change eating habits from processed to whole foods. Benefits your body gains from apple cider vinegar drink include both external and internal benefits including;

  • Your body gets the required amount of enzymes
  • Increases potassium intake
  • Help in weight watching
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Promotes health P.H. balance
  • Promotes health digestion system
  • Helps remove sludge toxins
  • Adds the good bacteria to the gut and immune functioning
  • Promote health skin
  • Act as healing acne when used externally

Other people believe that apple cider vinegar reduces appetite and burns some fats. Adding apple cider vinegar to your diet helps manage type 2 diabetes and controls high cholesterol.

A recipe to detox using apple cider vinegar

Use 1 – 2 tablespoonful of raw and unfiltered apple cider and 8 oz of distilled or purified water.

Use 1 – 2 tablespoonfuls of sweeteners, for example, organic honey, four drops of stevia or any other suitable sweetener.

Some people use other variations of the apple cider vinegar drink like adding lemon juice, or a dash of cayenne pepper. To be effective, one must consume a glass of cider regularly for some time, i.e. several days, weeks or for a month. You may choose to consume the drink thrice a day as many people do.

Is there formal research supporting the use of apple cider detox

No research proves organic apple cider vinegar in Australia, but people take it as part of the diet. The information available so far is anecdotal, but health properties have been examined. For example, apple cider vinegar produces a positive impact on type 2 diabetes. Studies show that apple cider vinegar supports the loss of weight. A study with the rats showed that those rats who consume apple cider vinegar lost more weight daily than the rats in the control group.  A study with apple cider detox showed lower LDL, cholesterol levels & triglyceride in people with high blood fat content. Regularly consuming apple cider vinegar helps prevent atherosclerosis in people with a high risk of heart complications.

Some precautions to take before using apple cider vinegar

Before drinking apple cider vinegar, make sure you dilute with some water. Apple cider vinegar is very acidic, and it may erode your teeth, burn your mouth or throat. After detox, rinse your mouth with water, you may consider using the straw to avoid adverse effects on your teeth.