Saturday, October 20, 2012

Apple Cider Vinegar First Thing In The Morning!

Start the day out with 1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in an 8 oz glass of water.  Chug it down and follow with another 8 oz glass of water.
It’s so simple and the benefits are just too good to ignore.
1. Boosts you’re immune system 
ACV is high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain & nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
2. Balances pH 
ACV is an incredibly alkaline food. Yes, on their own it is very acidic, but inside our bodies it turns alkaline.  An alkaline body is the key to good health.
3. Helps with weight loss 
It has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster. And, my experience is that when I start the day off right, it’s easier to make the best choices for myself the rest of the day.
4. Aids digestion
ACV and water serve to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis—the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving. ACV also helps loosen toxins in the digestive tract.
5. Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic 
ACV helps flush out unwanted materials because it increases the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
6. Helps to clear skin 
ACV helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes, purging toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear.
7. Hydrates the lymph system 
One cup of water (8 0z) with 1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration and adrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue) it can’t perform all of it’s proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and the list goes on. Your adrenals happen to be two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and along with your thyroid, create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don’t want to mess with a deep state of dehydration! Upon waking from sleep the body is already dehydrated by 4 to 8 cups of water.

By adopting this one practice of drinking a cup of warm water with ACV in the morning for a month can radically alter your hydration level and help to bring your Ph into balance.
In the comments below, tell me which one of these benefits is going to get you to try this morning ritual. Or, if you’re already drinking ACV water, what specific benefits have you noticed?

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