Sunday, 9 March 2014

Lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar Juice




I have lots of interesting posts about lemon and what it does to the body.  Personally, drinking freshly squeezed lemon juice as it is or may it be mixed with apple cider vinegar (ACV) or olive oil or any other juices has helped me a lot with my digestive problems most specially in relieving my constipation. 

I have always incorporated lemon juice drinks to my weight loss diets and detox programs (see my Three Day Detox Program) Lemon Juice has been effective for me in losing weight. Why is this juice effective? Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C and according to Dr. Oz, vitamin C helps to burn fat faster specially during exercise.  Also ACV contains acetic acid. Acetic acid turns on genes that break down fat (source:  Dr. Oz Swimsuit Slimdown Plan)  Not only that, acetic acid in ACV helps moderate blood sugar levels and reduce the amount of insulin released in response to carbohydrate rich foods.

I am not saying though that if you drink lemon & ACV you will lose weight instantaneously.  I lost weight because I changed my diet and I had become more active by exercising for at least an hour a day at least 5 to 6 days a week.  Well that was before.  For now, I still continue drinking lemon & ACV to improve my gut and regulate my bowel movement.  And why is that?

One other health benefit of lemon  is that it aids in our digestive system. It helps in the processing of food digestion as well as in it's elimination of waste inside the gut.  Also, lemon helps promote a healthy liver as it is an “excellent stimulant for the liver specially in the regulation of bile production.  It provide a natural strengthening agent to liver enzymes when they are too dilute and help fix oxygen and calcium levels in the liver, which ultimately affects blood oxygen levels” (source : http://www.waterbenefitshealth.com/benefits-of-drinking-lemon-water.html)

The best time to drink lemon and apple cider vinegar juice is on an empty stomach that is at least an hour before meals or two hours after meals.  I always enjoy drinking citrus juices early in the morning.  The moment I get up I head directly to the kitchen get a lemon or lime or grapefruit, plug in our citrus juicer, and juice them :-)  thirty minutes later, I head to the john, my gut is already ready to expel what's needed to be expelled from my system (get it?)

     LEMON AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR JUICE


Ingredients:

Freshly Squeezed Lemon juice from 1 fruit
Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 tbsp
Lukewarm water – 500 ml
Honey (optional)


Procedure :

Mix all ingredients, stir, then drink up






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