After all that holiday eating and treating, my new year's resolution is to be healthier and take better care of myself. So this year, I am starting my mornings right with this extremely easy-to-make, apple cider turmeric detox drink.
As the name may suggest, this drink consists mainly of apple cider vinegar and turmeric, and it also has some lemon juice. Each of these ingredients are powerhouses on their own, so when they come together magic happens. Yes, magic.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is kind of amazing. It has a long list of proven benefits including:
- boosts immune system
- acts as a cold remedy (it soothes a sore throat and clears a stuffy nose!),
- boosts energy
- prevents indigestion
- regulates blood sugar level
- lowers cholesterol
- reduces risk of heart disease
- may prevent cancer
- benefits the skin (it acts as a dandruff treatment and a skin toner to clear acne!)
- aids in weight loss!
AND turmeric is also incredibly amazing. Here's just some of the reasons why:
- it's a strong antioxidant (it can improve skin conditions and delay aging!)
- it has strong anti-inflammatory effects (including helping with arthritis)
- it acts as an anti-depressant
- it prevents and treats cancer
- it improves brain function
- it lowers the risk of brain disease (including Alzheimer's disease!)
- it lowers the risk of heart disease
Like I said, magic. Just imagine the combination of these two in your body. Fireworks. But I am not going to lie, this stuff does not taste very pleasant. It's the kind of drink that I plug my nose and gulp it down. I guess you just can't have it all!
Start your mornings right with this easy-to-make, apple cider turmeric detox drink bursting with incredible health benefits.
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 cup hot or warm water
- 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey, or more to taste (optional, to sweeten)
- pinch of cayenne pepper powder
- Combine ingredients in a drinking glass. Stir with a spoon to combine.
- Drink immediately.