The Anodyne Journal

A Magical Diabetes Drink

Posted by Will Knight on May 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

lemon_apple_cider_vinegar.jpgIf there was a magical drink that could help boost metabolism and weight loss, cleanse and detox your liver, stimulate your digestive function, and even improve your skin, would that be the kind of drink you’d want to know about?

Well, listen up! I’ve got a super simple drink that has helped many people do the things I’ve just mentioned above.

Now let’s just say up front that this drink won’t make you a picture of health all on its own, you still have to eat well, but it helps a great deal with getting things moving.

Morning Drink Recipe

Place the juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a mug. Fill the mug with warm filtered water and drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach – just like you’d have a cup of tea or coffee in the morning.

It’s a bit bitter and tangy, so it can take a bit of getting used to, but it’s well worth it for the benefits it provides.

So let’s go over those benefits to explain how these 2 simple ingredients can help.

Lemon

Lemon contains flavonoids and polyphenols that provide powerful antioxidants. It also has antiviral, antibacterial, and immune boosting properties.

Loaded with vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and other vitamins and minerals, lemons are an incredibly neutralizing and cleansing fruit for the body.

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Apple cider vinegar has long been used as a natural remedy for many things. It has natural antibacterial and antiviral properties. It also contains many minerals, has alkaline properties, can aid with blood sugar regulation, help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, promote healthy gut bacteria, and boost overall immune function.

These really are 2 simple ingredients that have long been used as traditional remedies for many ailments.

Let’s look at a few of the benefits.

lemon_juice_tonic.jpgAid Digestion

If you’re in the process of losing weight or improving your health, chances are that you’ve come into it with a body that is way out of balance – a metabolism that isn’t functioning quite right and needs a bit of a boost.

The digestive system is the place where our metabolism starts – from the mouth down. Your digestive system is key in helping you effectively metabolize your food, extract nutrients, and eliminate toxins.

There are thousands of these enzymes working hard to digest your food effectively, so giving them a helping hand is a very beneficial thing.

Boost Immune Function

Raw apple cider vinegar is a tonic for your overall immune system, it’s loaded with those enzymes we just mentioned, and also beneficial bacteria. More and more research is revealing the importance of having a good balance of healthy gut bacteria.

Did you know that more than 70% of our immune function starts in the gut with these bacteria?

Think about it. Our digestive system is the first contact our body has with the outside world. These gut bacteria are responsible to sort out what comes through and what doesn’t. When our gut bacteria get out of balance we get increased inflammation, and our immune function can become impaired.

Being a fermented food source, apple cider vinegar is considered a probiotic food that helps promote healthy gut bacteria and thus, better immune function.

Apple_cider_vinegar.jpgReduce Blood Glucose and Insulin

One of the reasons this drink may be so helpful is that it helps reduce blood glucose levels.

Before the production and marketing of hypoglycemic agents, vinegar “teas” were commonly consumed by diabetics to help manage their chronic aliment.

If we can keep blood glucose regulated, we have less insulin production. Insulin is the fat storage hormone and its job is to push excess glucose out of the bloodstream. Regardless of whether we’re diabetic or not, by reducing blood glucose and insulin we naturally have less fat storage.

Cleanse & Detoxify the Liver

The liver is an amazing organ and is responsible for processing all the nutrients we eat and then shipping them out to the various parts of our body. It’s basically a filter for all our bad habits, helping to process the toxins we constantly bombard our bodies with.

This lemon drink helps to cleanse toxins out of the liver and also stimulates liver function, promoting more effective and efficient processing of nutrients.

Boost Metabolism and Weight Loss

Many studies suggest that the flavonoids in lemon and citrus help regulate the metabolism of fatty acid and cholesterol.

So there you have it. Scroll back up to the top and note down the recipe so you can get started tomorrow!

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Topics: Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetic Health