Friday, 22 July 2011

Lemon & Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic

I’ve been meaning to post this great tonic for months now since May because of its efficacy in relieving my constipation and regulating my bowel movement and in helping me reduce weight. I can vouch for these claims as I am a living result of it.

I was 59.6 kg when I started with my special weight loss program that includes the drinking of lemon-ACV tonic, and I was able to reduce my weight to 53 kg in a month time and maintain it as well up to now.  Of course, I just can’t solely say that it is due to the lemon – ACV tonic that I’ve been drinking but also, my weight loss is a result of a total lifestyle change – healthier diet, at least 30 minutes of light exercise per day, intake of multivitamins (increased calcium, magnesium, zinc, B complex, vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E), and intake of other supplements like evening primrose.  The main objective of this of course of this program is not just weight loss but to combat my PCOS being the priority.  Well, the program helped me in my quest to reduce weight and maintain it I hope it does also with the other "problems" brought about by my Policystic Ovary Syndrome.

Now, my husband is also taking this tonic to relieve him with his chronic tonsillitis which he suffers from, 3 to 4 times a month and that’s almost every month of his life and he’s been like this for more than a decade now.  He's going to take the lemon-ACV tonic side-by-side with the medicines that was given to him by the GP doctor last night.  As to its efficacy as a natural home remedy for tonsillitis, let’s wait and see.

By the way, I only use Bragg’s organic apple cider vinegar with the mother.  You can also try using Heinz Apple cider vinegar (please share the results to me, ok? :-) )


Lemon, peeled and deseeded -  1 whole

Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 tbsp

Honey – 1 tbsp

Lukewarm water – 500 ml

Procedure :

Mix all ingredients in a blender.

This is a Natural Home-remedy for the following

1) For constipation and weight loss :  Like my Lemon Juice – Olive Oil Tonic,  I drink this upon rising, on an empty stomach.  Take it also in the evening at least 30 minutes before supper

2) For tonsillitis :  sip it slowly, let it touch and stay on your tonsils area for a while (3-5 seconds) before swallowing it.

3) For a healty Liver and for the prevention of gall stones

4) For the prevention as well as elimination of kidney stones

5) Relieves / treats rheumatism and arthritis

The above recipe is for one serving. Here’s the estimated Nutritional  values per serving based on ingredients used.

Calories :   84.43  kcal                  Total Fat:  0.2  g.

Cholesterol : 0.06  mg.                 Saturated fat :  0 g.

Protein :   0.66 g                          Dietary fiber :  1.6  g.

Sodium :  1 mg.                           Carbohydrate :  22.02 g.

- Foodformylove(22July2011)

note:  check out my Lemon Juice – Olive Oil Tonic for weight loss and constipation relief

Recommended readings : Should you wish to know about the causes and symptoms of constipation, please read my post on Battling Constipation: Knowing about it .


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