Staying well hydrated is key to vitality and health as the body consists of more than 70% water. Starting each morning with a detox tonic containing lemon, raw apple cider vinegar, turmeric and Ceylon cinnamon rehydrates the body after a night of sleeping and not hydrating. Adding just one teaspoon of this tonic to a large cup of filtered room temperature or warm water, will enhance the flavour and boost alkalinity. This is important because no disease can live in an alkaline body. To stay well hydrated aim to drink your 1/2 your weight (in lbs) in ounces (oz).
- Improves your digestion
This detox tonic helps to loosen up and flush out toxins from the digestive tract, easing indigestion, heartburn, and bloating. It helps to move your bowels in the morning, hydrates your colon, making elimination easy.
- Boosts your energy
Detox tonic in your water, equals instant energy boost. This can give you a beautiful and sustained energy rather than the jolt that caffeine is known for. Raw apple cider vinegar in particular, promotes satiety, lowers glucose and insulin levels which helps curb sugar cravings that can dim your spark. Ceylon cinammon on the other hand is one of the best spices for lowering blood glucose and insulin and therefore perfect to include in the diet of those with pre-diabetes, Type 2 – diabetes or metabolic syndrome.
- Boosts your immune system
Lemons are rich in vitamin C with helps to boost your immune system and this is essential not just for not catching colds and flues but also to manage stress more effectively. Stress flushes out Vitamin C so it’s needed in larger quantities during stressful periods. Raw apple cider vinegar feeds the good bacteria in the gut and since 80% of immune defences are located in the digestive system, this is crucial to keep it functioning optimally. Turmeric is one of the strongest anti-microbial and anti-fungal spices around.
- Makes your skin glow
Lemons are a fantastic source of antioxidants which fight free radical damage which is what causes pre-mature aging. Vitamin C in lemons helps to keep your skin’s elasticity intact therefore helping to prevent wrinkles and decrease blemishes. Turmeric and Ceylon cinnamon are two of the most anti-inflammatory spices around and inflammation plays a major role in aging, including skin aging.
- Helps with weight loss
Lemons on their own will not help you shed weight, however they do help by fighting sugar cravings, reducing inflammation, boosting metabolism and help you to feel full therefore making it less likely to snack between meals. Raw apple cider vinegar also plays a critical role in satiety by reducing blood sugar especially when high glycemic load foods are consumed.
- Alkalizes your body (this is very important)
Lemons taste sour, yes, however they are one of the most alkalizing foods on Earth. Too much acid in our body causes inflammation, obesity and some of the major chronic diseases present in our society today. By alkalizing the body on a daily basis you are protecting it from potential dis-eases. Raw apple cider vinegar is acidic, yet very alkalizing to the body once metabolized, as are the spices turmeric and Ceylon cinnamon.
- Cleanses your body
Lemons and raw apple cider vinegar help your entire body flush out more toxins to prevent build-ups that can damage cells, tissues and organs. The detox tonic in warm filtered water stimulates the liver to produce enzymes and work more efficiently. They also acts as a diuretic to keep your urinary tract toxin free and discourage bacterial growth.