We all have had morning lemon water at some point in life, esp for weight management or for detoxification. But this empty stomach morning ritual can get a little monotonous and bland after a while. So why not give it a little twist by adding Apple cider vinegar or ACV to make it more delicious as well as healthy, after all, you are what you drink.
- 2 teaspoons of ACV
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 glass of luke warm water
Mix these together and have it empty stomach every morning. ACV not only improves the taste but has additional benefits of its own
1. Weight management
ACV is a wonderful tool to reduce weight esp around your waist area. ACV acts on the visceral fat as it lowers the triglycerides in the blood. It has acetic acid which balances the ph and increases body’s metabolism, thus, in turn, working as a fat burner.
ACV is an antioxidant and antibacterial, which helps to fight against acne. It purifies the blood, lowers the blood sugar thereby helps in reducing the oil production of the body. Start drinking it and you will definitely see some good results, in fact making an ACV toner works like magic.
ACV balances body’s ph and thus helps in the detoxification of the liver and other organs. It removes harmful toxins by acting against free radical injury and helps in purifying the blood along with improving the lymphatic drainage.
4. Managing Stomach Acidity
With so much of stress and junk food, you tend to have higher acidic content in your stomach leading to acidity and bloating. ACV balances the ph as it has acetic acid, isobutyric acid, and propionic acid which makes the stomach’s ph more alkaline thus relieving from acidity. Taking 1 teaspoon of ACV with water instantly cures heartburn.
5. Lowers Blood Sugar
ACV is known to reduce blood sugar levels if taken 2 spoons with water before bedtime. It makes you feel full and reduces postprandial glucose levels, therefore, helping prediabetics and diabetics to keep their sugar in check.
6. Helps to fight against Hair Fall
Drinking ACV helps in reducing hair fall caused by fungal infections. Another remedy is to apply a solution of 2 teaspoons of ACV in 200 ml of water directly on your scalp to fight hair fall and scalp infections.
7. Anti Ageing
The antioxidant properties help in fighting against free radical injury and removing harmful toxins from the body, hence working as an anti-aging agent, promising a clear and wrinkle free skin.
8. Lowers Blood Pressure
ACV has potassium which helps in maintaining sodium potassium levels in the blood, therefore lowering the blood pressure and protecting the heart.
9. Removes candida and relieves fungal infections
ACV has antibacterial and enzymatic properties which interfere with the growth of candida, thereby curing yeast infections in the body
10. Balances body’s ph
ACV restores the alkalinity of the body due to its acetic acid component. This, in turn, boosts the metabolism of the body, ergo increasing energy levels and strengthening body’s immunity.
11. Fight’s aginst bad breath
ACV works great to get rid of bad breath. Its antibacterial property fights against the infection and enzymatic action break down the lodged mucous plugs, therefore clearing the throat, killing plaque, fighting aginst halitosis and sore throat.