Apple Cider Vinegar, Cinnamon and Honey Cleanse
How This Helps
One of the most powerful ways to cleanse the body to remove toxins, bring health to the digestive tract and recover from health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol or digestive irregularities is the honey, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon elixir. For many years apple cider vinegar, honey and cinnamon have been used to address a variety of health concerns through detoxification so as to promote the natural healing properties of the human body.
Here are a few reasons why this elixir combination works well as a powerful cleanse for the body.
Honey contains natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties. Honey contains sugars (glucose and fructose), protein, vitamins such as the B-complexes, A, C, D, E, and K, as well as minerals and trace elements such as magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, calcium, chlorine, potassium, iodine, sodium, copper, and manganese. All of which possess great health benefits and aids in promoting homeostasis (internal balance on a cellular level).
Apple cider vinegar has been known for some time to offer probiotics benefits (raw, organic, unfiltered brands). It also acts as a natural antibiotic and supports good gut health. Apple cider vinegar is rich in vitamins C, B1, B2, and B6 and contains nutrients and minerals such as potassium, pectin, calcium, ash and acetic acid that work together to establish an alkaline, disease-resistant environment that helps our bodies to maintain a healthy pH level (examiner.com). It may help to lower blood pressure, promote weight loss, and assist in regulating blood sugar (glucose) levels.
Cinnamon is a spice well known for its somewhat sweet tasting effect and a few scientific studies suggest it may help to lower blood glucose levels and address insulin resistance in many individuals with metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants such as polyphenols, substances that help to protect our cells from damage by free radicals. These antioxidants also have anti-inflammatory properties which may help to lower the risk of certain inflammatory diseases. Cinnamon contains anti-neurodegenerative substances that inhibit the buildup of damaging proteins in the brain and other neural tissue, which is a hallmark of diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Furthermore, cinnamon has anti-cancer effects by reducing the growth of cancer cells and the formation of blood vessels in tumors, as well as anti-microbial effects since it contains cinnamaldehyde.
What is the general message: cleansing the body with the apple cider vinegar, honey, cinnamon elixir on a regular basis and maintaining a healthy daily diet helps to promote a disease free internal environment!
12-16 Ounces distilled or purified water
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar (raw, organic, unfiltered)
1 Tablespoon honey (raw, organic, unfiltered; if diagnosed with diabetes, honey may not be added)
1 to 1 and a half teaspoon cinnamon powder
Mix all ingredients together. This preparation can be made 3 times a day and consumed for up to a month as part of a good cleansing/detoxification regimen.