The ACV Cleanse
WRITTEN BY TJ Ferrara4 months ago
Jumpstarting Your Way To Healthy Living With Apple Cider Vinegar
Detoxes are a thing – we can detox from sugar, social media, bad habits, unhealthy lifestyle choices, you name it. Depending on the detox in question, it cleanses the body, mind, or soul and gives you the “clean slate” from which to begin again, but better and stronger this time around. That’s one of the reasons the apple cider vinegar cleanse became so popular. With all the benefits of apple cider vinegar, its effectiveness in cleansing the body and its ability to introduce a ton of good nutrients (probiotics, enzymes, antioxidants) back into the body, people started looking for ways to incorporate it into their lifestyle.
What is the ACV cleanse?
The ACV cleanse is one such method of using apple cider vinegar to “reset” the body’s system, so to speak, and clean out the gut. Typically, it consists of crafting an apple cider vinegar based drink and consuming it three times daily, such as first thing in the morning, midmorning, and midafternoon, or before each meal. However, there are numerous variations. Before embarking on the cleanse, be sure to not only select the one right for you, but double check with your physician to ensure it is safe for your body.
Once you’ve got the go-ahead, you might try a recipe similar to this one:
- •1-2 tbsp raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- •8 oz drinking water
- •1-2 tbsp organic honey or maple syrup
- •2 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
- •1 tsp fresh ginger (optional)
- •¼ tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
- •Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
Be sure all the ingredients you select – whether you opt for the super simple 3 ingredient option or enhance the flavor with more spices – are pure and free of extra sugars and additives. There’s no need to undo your hard work with unnecessary ingredients!
Benefits of the ACV cleanse
Because of the number of benefits tied to apple cider vinegar, and more specifically to its high content of acetic acid, consuming apple cider vinegar daily can have the following positive effects on your body:
- •Weight loss benefits, like controlling appetite and promoting the feeling of fullness
- •Improved immunity
- •Balancing the body’s pH levels
- •Promoting healthy skin and hair
- •Regulating blood sugar
- •Providing good bacteria – probiotics – to the gut
- •Improving digestion and overall gut health
Things to keep in mind during an ACV cleanse
While it’s beneficial to detox your body at times, especially if you are hoping to start fresh in regards to nutrition/healthy living, it’s important to supplement this renewal through more than just a cleanse, meaning all aspects of your lifestyle should be geared towards healthy living.
Exercise– One obvious way is through exercise. While the apple cider vinegar cleanse lasts about seven days and may have you feeling better immediately, a means of maintaining this healthy state is through continued exercise. Exercising thirty minutes a day at least, whether by running, walking, lifting weights, or practicing yoga, not only keeps you feeling your best, but continues to promote weight loss, immunity, and overall health by keeping your health and wellbeing at the forefront of your mind.
Sleep– We live in a world where the busier the better tends to be the motto for most people, but the fact of the matter is this mentality is getting a lot of people real sick. Sleep deprivation not only zaps your motivation and energy, but it can also lead to a spiked level of stress and a compromised immune system. Therefore, to keep your system up and functioning at all times (not just during an ACV cleanse) it’s vital to make sure you’re getting the recommended number of hours of sleep a night – for adults, that’s between seven and nine hours a day.
Nutrition– People try apple cider vinegar cleanses in order to revamp their gut, cleanse it of toxins and impurities and virtually give themselves a fresh start from which to begin building a healthy(er) lifestyle. So why negate all that hard work by going right back to highly processed, overly sugared, saturated fat foods? In order to continue the hard work of the ACV cleanse, it’s important to adjust your eating habits appropriately. This means less snacking (especially after dinner/before bed), consistently eating a breakfast high in protein and low in carbs, and sticking to meal plans that include lots of poultry, fish, dark leafy greens, vegetables in general, and nuts for additional protein boosts.
Additionally, when it comes to detox, don’t overdo it. It’s more important to cleanse your gut once and then use it as a jumping off point from which to start living well than to detox over and over again with a quick routine to unhealthy habits. Especially when using a product as acidic as apple cider vinegar, less is more.
How do you maintain ACV’s benefits long term?
In addition to getting enough sleep, eating the proper foods, and daily exercise, you can continue to experience the benefits of ACV itself through the addition of ACV gummies to your daily routine. BUBS Naturals ACV gummies (which are non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free, by the way) continue providing support to your immune system, help in maintaining your body’s healthy weight, plus gives you a boost in vitamins b12 and b6, folic acid, and iodine. Not to mention the fact that they taste really good because of the pomegranate and beet juice. Once you cleanse your system with ACV detox drinks and survive that pungent beverage, you can reward yourself with these daily ACV gummies that not only taste fabulous, but continue doing all the hard work apple cider vinegar promises and is proven to do.