Apple Cider Vinegar has long been praised for its multi-use from cleaning to cooking. Another way people use ACV is to detox.
What is an Apple Cider Vinegar Detox?
The apple cider vinegar detox has become widely popular despite little research to support success claims. However, whether or not the detox works, the benefits of ACV are undeniable.
To do the Apple Cider Detox:
- Add 1 to 2 Tablespoons of ACV to 8oz of water
- Drink mixture every morning for 7 to 10 days
How Does Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Your Body?
Apple cider vinegar detox works with the strength of acid. The acid in ACV binds to toxins that are then flushed out of the body. It also promotes circulation of the liver which both supports your detoxification as well as your internal organs. Additionally, this powerful liquid is full of potassium that clears the lymph nodes by breaking up mucus.
ACV Detox Benefits
ACV has been shown to:
- Help regulate blood sugar
- Reduce appetite
- Balance the body’s pH
- Aid in toxin removal
- Provide healthy gut bacteria
A study in 2007 showed that ACV slows down the emptying of the gut. This results in feeling fuller longer and thus can lead to weight loss. Another study showed that apple cider vinegar can help regulate your blood sugar levels. A 2016 medical review cites many studies that show ACV to potentially assist with issues from cancer, obesity, and heart disease to bacterial infections.
Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Recipe
Looking to enjoy the ACV a bit more than just mixing it with water? Try our Sweet ACV Blend:
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups water
- 1 honey crisp apple or apple preference – the sweeter the apple the better
- 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar With The Mother
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon – add more if desired
- Optional add a few splashes of vanilla extract
- Optional add a ½ teaspoon agave or honey
- Optional ice to make it cold
- Combine all ingredients into a blender
- Blend until smooth
Makes enough for two portions.
ACV Detox Side Effects
ACV, especially in large doses can have an number of side effects including:
- Skin rashes
- Gut irritation
- Low potassium
- Tooth decay
How Much Apple Cider Vinegar Should You Drink
It is very important not to over-consume apple cider vinegar. Although the perk of this is a reduced appetite, the downside can be nausea or indigestion.
Do not take the apple cider vinegar detox for more than 7 to 10 days. Only take 1 to 2 tablespoons a day. When not doing the apple cider vinegar detox, take 1 to 2 tablespoons a few times a week or a couple of times a month. Stop intake if you develop stomach irritation.