When the winter holidays come around every year, all the feasts take their toll. Our body becomes overloaded with toxins, we feel bloated and we usually gain some weight that we find difficult to get rid of afterward.
In this article we will describe an easy and healthy way to cleanse your body in just three days a week, without feeling hungry and without making great sacrifices, but receiving the full benefit of the many health properties of apple cider vinegar.
Why apple cider vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar is an excellent medicinal food capable of purifying and revitalizing our body thanks to its abundant nutritional value. Apple cider vinegar contains vitamins A and B, essential fatty acids, enzymes and many minerals like calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, zinc, iron and silicon, among many others.
What are the benefits to our health?
- Its main virtue is that it helps us eliminate toxins thanks to its sulfur content and also acts directly on the liver, helping to metabolize fat better.
- It also increases our metabolism and removes excess fat from our body, which helps us lose weight.
- Thirdly, it is a great diuretic, thus it helps our body to remove the excess fluids that make us feel bloated.
- For the times when you also suffer constipation, apple cider vinegar can improve the situation by increasing the necessary intestinal flora.
In addition to helping you lose weight in all these ways, if taken regularly it will also help you in the following circumstances:
- Prevents urinary tract infections and supports our kidneys, which helps to keep the urinary tract clean from acidic urine.
- Prevents dry eyes thanks to its vitamin A content.
- Improves the digestive processes due to its being rich in enzymes. It is very useful in case of flatulence, heartburn, heaviness, etc.
- Reduces inflammation of the gums, in which case we recommend swishing a bit in your mouth before swallowing.
- Eliminates mucus.
- Reduces levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and uric acid.
- Relieves coughing and sore throat.
- Prevents muscle cramps thanks to its content of minerals such as magnesium.
- Improves the condition of our skin and hair thanks to its vitamins and minerals.
- Reduces the risk of all types of stones, liver and kidney, since it is a stimulant and diuretic product.
How do you take advantage of this cure?
The key to this cure is to take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar a half hour before each meal, accompanied by one or two glasses of warm water. If we suffer from heartburn we can add a pinch of baking soda, as this will act as an alkaline to balance the pH of the mixture.
It is essential that apple cider vinegar is organic and of the highest quality, and to be truly effective it should be raw, that is not pasteurized, following the production method that was used in ancient times. In this way we will benefit from all of its properties.
And what diet should we follow?
In addition to strictly complying with drinking apple cider vinegar before each meal, follow these additional suggestions as to what to eat and what not to eat.
Avoid the following foods:
- Red meats and sausages.
- Dairy products: replace them with vegetable drinks made from oats, rice, almond, etc.
- White flour and all kinds of pastries: we can consume a little bit of breads made from whole wheat flour.
- Fried foods.
- Sugars: replace them with stevia or a little bit of honey.
- Table salt: we can use a little sea salt, which is much healthier.
So what can we eat?
- Breakfast can be a drink made from a vegetable base such as oatmeal or fruit smoothies, accompanied by fresh and dried fruit and nuts.
- Lunch can consist of a vegetable dish or salad, a little whole grain rice and some protein, which can be legumes, lean meat or fish.
- For dinner we will also choose a vegetable dish, salad or gazpacho and the main dish should be an egg and a pear or an apple.
Between meals you can eat some chopped nuts or some fresh fruit, we can also drink cleansing infusions such as green tea, Boldo tea and dandelion tea. Remember that this is only for three days and the results will be worth it.