It is not always easy staying on top of our health, keeping active and eating well is only one piece of the puzzle. Toxins build up in the body, damaging our cells and impairing their ability to function.
Promoting antioxidant activity and regularly taking steps toward detoxifying the body is crucial in order to prevent oxidative damage and free radical accumulation.
Here is a dead simple recipe for a powerful, natural detox drink that you probably already have the ingredients for.
Simple Detox Drink Recipe
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tbsp Honey (preferably raw)
- 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (with mother)
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice (fresh squeezed)
- 12-16 ounces Water
Blend or whisk all the ingredients together and drink it down once daily.
Detox Drink Benefits
Each ingredient yields its own unique health benefits, capable of helping weight loss efforts, improving heart health and digestion. Let’s break down some of the specific benefits of each ingredient.
Can help improve blood glucose levels, cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
Cinnamon may also help reduce inflammation, fight bacteria and promote antioxidant activity in the body.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, honey has long been used to sweeten our food and treat our illness’. It is a great source of antioxidants and it posses’ anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Daily consumption has been shown to help blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
Unfiltered apple cider vinegar contains “mother” which is a strand of proteins, enzymes and bacteria that are thought to be responsible for the majority of the health benefits.
Apple cider vinegar is also thought to have weight loss benefits.
Loaded with vitamin C and other powerful antioxidants, lemon juice is often found in detox recipes.
By promoting collagen synthesis, lemons help to maintain and improve the skins appearance. Making lemons a natural anti-aging wonder.
Regularly consuming lemon juice has been found to help with high blood pressure, excellent for those worried about heart disease.
Author: Contributing to numerous online health publications, Jeff focuses the majority of his research towards antioxidants and dietary supplements. Founder of GSH Gold, an L-glutathione based immune health supplement.
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