Did you know one of the very best things you can add to your morning routine is to drink an apple cider vinegar health elixir that includes raw apple cider vinegar, lime or lemon, raw honey and cayenne pepper? Rather than giving your body a shot of morning caffeine first thing in the morning, this healthy vinegar elixir will instead give your body a shot health promoting food.
The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are many. So much so that apple cider vinegar has a long history of use, dating back thousands of years. History tells us that Hippocrates, The Father of Medicine (400 B.C.) thought of apple cider vinegar as a mainstay of his medical practice. In fact, legend has it that he used only two main substances to treat his patients: honey and apple cider vinegar. In more recent times, apple cider vinegar is a popular and proven natural home remedy for many health concerns such as colds and sinus issues and as a nutritional powerhouse for use in foods and beverages.
Apple Cider Vinegar Boosts Your Immune System
Close to 80% of your immune cells reside in your gastrointestinal tract, making the health of your gut and the nutrition you consume an important part of your immune system. The malic acid in apple cider vinegar can give protection from some of the most common seasonal concerns such as colds and flu. And many people swear by raw apple cider vinegar and raw honey for seasonal allergies. Acetic acid in raw apple cider vinegar targets unwanted bacteria and promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria. Its antioxidants can work to prevent temporary bouts of inflammation that could suppress your immune response.
By consuming raw apple cider vinegar every day, you will definitely experience benefits from a healthy dose of beneficial bacteria. This beneficial bacteria supports a healthy digestive tract and delivers a multitude of added gut bacteria benefits such as increased immunity and an improved ability to digest and absorb important nutrients.
Good Morning Apple Cider Vinegar Health Elixir
Good Morning Apple Cider Vinegar Health Elixir Recipe is a wonderful health elixir that I consume and also recommend to clients. Many people consume this concoction religiously and find that it promotes a natural boost of energy, helps to keep their bowels regular, helps with aches and pains, and even improves their skin by giving it a vibrant, healthy glow.
- supports healthy digestion
- boosts lymphatic system
- increases energy levels
- boosts metabolism
- supports healthy liver function
- hydrates skin & body
Good Morning Apple Cider Vinegar Health Elixir Recipe
You can make up a gallon of Good Morning Apple Cider Vinegar Health Elixir and drink it throughout the day or just enough to drink first thing in the morning. You can make up a gallon of purified water containing only 3-4 Tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar and drink that as your “water” throughout the day. Either of these methods can give your body added energy as well as boosting your metabolism all day long. And guess what? It doesn’t take long to get used to the great taste of Good Morning Health Elixir. In fact, most people find that in no time they actually prefer it over drinking regular water and even their morning coffee.
- 24 ounces of warm distilled water (do not microwave water)
- Juice from one large organic lime or lemon
- 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 tsp raw honey (local if possible)
- 1/2 tsp organic cayenne pepper
Stir well & drink 8 ounces in glass cup first thing in the morning.
Refrigerate remaining mixture & drink throughout the day!
In conclusion, giving your body a healthy elixir first thing in the morning can help get your digestive tract in motion as well as give your body a much needed “health shot” for the day. Try it for a couple of weeks and see if you don’t have more “pep in your step” during the day!
References and Resources
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