Apple cider vinegar is truly a wonder ingredient. You’re here to learn how to detox your body with apple cider vinegar, and you’ll lear all about that! However, Apple cider vinegar has so many more health benefits beyond eliminating toxins for your body and cleansing your digestive track.
This article will mostly focus on how to detox your body with apple cider vinegar. You’ll also get four really cool apple cider vinegar drink recipes. They’re super easy to make and taste really delicious like chicken.
But first, why apple cider vinegar?
Why is apple cider vinegar healthy for you?
Besides helping you detox your system, apple cider vinegar has an enormous amount of other health benefits. I’ll list some of them below.
Benefits of apple cider vinegar:
- Promotes healthy circulation in your body
- Detoxes your liver
- Helps remove toxins from your body
- Reduces bloating
- Helps your body digest more vitamins and minerals from the food you eat
- Kills bad breath
- balances your pH levels
- kills many types of bacteria in your body
- lowers blood sugar and helps to prevent diabetes
- Makes you feel full (great for weight loss!)
- Helps you get over a cold
- Lowers cholesterol (which is great for reducing heart diseases)
Whether you’re detoxing or not, apple cider vinegar is really healthy for you and it should be something you consider taking anyway – even when you’re not trying to detox your system.
How do you do an apple cider vinegar detox?
There are a few ways to detox yourself with apple cider vinegar, but know that you don’t need to get fancy with this stuff. You can easily spoon feed yourself apple cider and to get that bad boy in your system. That is of course, if you can stomach the taste!
How much apple cider vinegar should you take to detox your system? It’s hard to say because everyone is different. But, as a general guideline, you can drink roughly 2-6 teaspoon worth of apple cider vinegar to get the benefits of detoxing your system. Combining this with cutting out the crap foods, you’ll be on your way to cleaning out your system.
Apple cider is “vinegar”, and some people don’t like the taste of vinegar, especially when you are spoon feeding it directly into your mouth. Some people can handle spoon feeding and some can’t. Remember, it’s very acidic and you may or may not have trouble digesting it. Everyone is different so you’ll have to experiment. But take a shot of it and you’ll know haha!
dilute it in a glass of water and/or add a flavour to it to make the taste more bearable. Raw honey is a great way to sweeten apple cider while keeping things real healthy. As well, you can also add cinnamon, or raw agave nectar to make apple cider taste better. You can add these ingredients mixed with water, and that’s as complicated as your recipe needs to be.
Or… you can make some drinks out of apple cider vinegar. Because why not!
Below, I’ll share some apple cider vinegar recipes. Because spoon feeding is boring! And everyone loves a good drink recipe 🙂
Apple cider vinegar drink ideas and apple cider vinegar recipe ideas
Apple cider vinegar drinks aren’t anything fancy. They’re straight forward drinks with simple recipe ingredients. Which I think is a good thing because you’re trying to detox your system, not have a party.
Here are four apple cider vinegar recipe ideas.
Drink 1 or 2 a day during your detox for best results.
1. Basic Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
Mix it in a cup and drink that! Just make sure there are no honey chunks floating around. Feel free to make it cold with ice or use sparkling water.
2. Cranberry Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of cranberry juice
- 2 teaspoons of honey
This drink is more of a cocktail variety, so it’s best served chilled in my opinion!
3. Tomato Apple Cider Recipe
- 1 can of tomato juice
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- dash of pepper and hot sauce
Mix this baby and you’ve got yourself an apple cider vinegar caesar….. sort of!
4. Pineapple Cider Boost
- 1 cup of pineapple juice (fresh is better)
- 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- squeeze fresh lime juice for a little zing
- 1 shot of pineapple Malibu rum (lol just kidding!!!)
Bonus: Use apple cider vinegar in your cooking
Another way to get more apple cider in your body is to cook with it. I prefer not to cook too intensely or at a high heat with vinegar, rather I like to drizzle it on my foods. I don’t get too crazy with my cooking, however, apple cider vinegar in my salads are the bombs!
I use a lot of balsamic vinegar in my salads anyways, so I scale back a little bit of the balsamic and add a bit of the apple cider, and viola, it tastes the same I can’t tell the difference really. Salad dressing is an excellent place to add vinegar to so I recommend checking out salad dressing recipes and try adding some vinegar to it. You’d be surprised that vinegar works with a lot of dressings.
Check this out. It’s a big list of vinaigrette dressing recipes for salads. It’s all you’ll ever need to make amazing salads. Just add a bit of apple cider to the dressing and you’re golden.
Make sure you use RAW apple cider vinegar
“Processed” is an ugly word. In a nutshell, anything processed has been changed, and it’s not healthy. You want raw apple cider vinegar because it’s 100% natural in its original form – and that is exactly what you need to detox your system. You need the real shit.
Don’t buy the cheap apple cider vinegar that costs $1.59 at the grocery store. That stuff is junk. Completely processed and I don’t know if it will even help you at all.
Spend the money and buy the real stuff. It’s not even that expensive anyways and we’re talking about your health so money is almost irrelevant 😛
How do you find good raw apple cider vinegar?
So where the heck do you get the good stuff?
You can head to your local whole foods store or organic health store and find them there. I find the product varies a lot and sometimes they don’t even have good stuff. Any good apple cider vinegar will make sure you know it’s damn good all over the bottle. Look for anything that says “raw” or “100% natural”.
I like buying a lot of my stuff online because the selection is AMAZING. You can buy the best apple cider vinegar online and get it cheaper than at your local store too.
The rage online is Bragg’s organic raw apple cider vinegar. You can see their product here.
How long should you detox with apple cider vinegar for?
I don’t think there is really a set amount of days or weeks an apple cider vinegar detox should last. First of all, apple cider vinegar is healthy for you, so you should be trying to incorporate it into your diet anyways (so long as it doesn’t have negative side effects).
Apple cider vinegar cleanses your digestive system and helps eliminate toxins from your body. This process of excreting the crap out of your body can take a long time, and apple cider vinegar itself may not be the only thing you should be using to detox yourself.
Having said that, I browsed around the internet and forums to see how others have detoxed themselves. It sounds like a lot of people spend roughly 1-3 weeks specifically on detoxing with apple cider vinegar. So that should give you a ballpark of how long you can expect to spend during your apple cider detox.
Apple cider vinegar detox side effects
I personally have not encounter any side effects of apple cider vinegar. From what I’ve seen online, most people don’t have any problems either. However, I don’t think there’s any foods out there that everyone is 100% good with.
Consuming too much apple cider vinegar seems to be the biggest problem people have with it, and the cause of most apple cider vinegar side effects.
The following are some side effects of consuming apple cider vinegar:
damage the enamel of your teeth – vinegar is acidic, which is not good for your teeth, or if you have sensitive teeth, you may feel pain if you ingest a concentrated amount of ACV.
- Gastrointestinal side effects – it’s possible to suffer from indigestion and other gastrointestinal issues
- Can lower overall potassium levels
- can burn your throat
- Can interfere with medication
Overall though, ACV is mostly a very safe ingredient to ingest.
How to take apple cider vinegar effectively and safely
ACV overall is safe to ingest and in my opinion, it’s about as safe as any other acidic food item you eat on a regular basis. However, to be safe, take the following precasting when ingesting ACV, especially in the beginning when you’re new to it.
- Dilute ACV so you don’t ingest a concentrated amount. This will not only be easier on your stomach, but for your teeth as well
- Rinse your mouth after ingesting ACV. This will help reduce tooth enamel decay and can help relieve any pain you may have
- Take small doses at a time. Start with 1 teaspoon of ACV the first few times you detox with it. Your body will know if it can handle it
- Avoid it all together if you know your body does not agree with acidic foods and liquids. Detox yourself in other ways