If there is one secret that nutritionists, naturopaths and fitness enthusiasts alike have kept so well, it is the apple cider vinegar detox. Why? First and foremost, apple cider vinegar is high in vitamins, minerals and enzymes that our body needs to function at its best. In its raw form, apple cider vinegar is recommended in all detox and cleansing treatments. The secret of its effectiveness? Its “mother.” This is simply the sediment resulting from the fermentation process and the apple flesh. So for optimal results, make sure you consume unfiltered apple vinegar.
A Brief Outlook on Apple Cider Vinegar Superpowers
Apple vinegar is one of the best proven ways to detoxify and get rid of bacteria. It supports weight loss, improves digestion and helps flush out waste from the intestines. As it travels through your body it kills all the “bad” bacteria in its path (including Candida albicans, so if you suffer from candida infection this is your chance to get rid of it!). If you want to use apple cider vinegar to lose weight, just mix a small amount with water and drink before each meal. This will not only help you lose the extra pounds, but will also balance your pH levels and brighten and tone your skin. What are you waiting for? Choose from any of the apple diet recipes below and get a head start on your cleansing journey!
Breakfast: Drink your water with apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning. Remember, it has to be raw and DO NOT add any sweeteners! After 30 minutes, you can have a light breakfast consisting of whole grain cereals and fruit.
Lunch: Nothing compares to fish and veggies, does it? You can play around and adjust this meal to your liking. Replace the fish and veggies with whole grain (brown) rice and veggies or salad. Stay away from red and/or processed meats! These are high in saturated fat, which is a no-go for your detox diet. Wondering what to have for dessert? How about some fruit? Berries and apples are always a healthy and yummy choice. Don’t overdo a good thing though, one fruit serving will do at this stage. Today is mostly veggie and water day. Hydrate well and don’t forget about the ace down your sleeve, drink your apple cider vinegar with water 30 minutes before sitting down to eat!
Dinner: A light meal similar to your lunch. Salad is always good (unless you had it for lunch) or grilled fish with veggies.
Let’s see what today brings new into your apple detox diet.
Breakfast: Fresh fruit and water (plenty of it). Fruit salad, anyone? Delicious and high in antioxidants and vitamins, cranberries are always an excellent choice. Alongside other more fleshy fruits like apple, papaya or mango, they make a meal to die for. Fiber up your fruit salad with some nuts. Choose from walnuts, raw almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, sesame seeds, Brazil Nuts, or pumpkin seeds! Unleash your imagination and adjust this fruit salad recipe to your taste. Drink your usual apple cider vinegar drink 30 minutes before breakfast.
Lunch: Green fresh salad.
Dinner: Steamed fish and vegetables.
Water (2 liters)
Fruit (what do you fancy today?)
Vegetables (use your sharp sense of taste)
This is the third day dedicated to fruit and water in your apple detox diet. Feeling hungry today is not unusual. This is an indication that you have reached the final step in your body cleansing program. So, what’s for breakfast?
Breakfast: Water with apple vinegar and fruit. Make the same salad as for day 2 or feel free to adjust the fruit mix as you like.
Lunch: Fresh green salad
Dinner: A nutritious veggie combo will get you through the night without feeling hungry.
No need for physical exercise today if you don’t feel like it. Was it really that harsh? Take a look in the mirror and enjoy the results.