If you just got back from vacation, or you haven’t been making the healthiest food choices lately and you’re feeling a little weighed down, there’s a natural remedy that can help. A colon cleanse can be used to flush toxins from the body and restore the digestive system after a weekend or a few days of overindulging, and this one only contains two ingredients, both of which you may already have in your home!
The Cleansing Properties of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Using ACV is one of the 70 habits featured in my e-book 70 Powerful Habits For A Great Health which will guide you how to take positive steps to improve your wellness and overall health. ACV has great cleansing properties due to its rich content of minerals, vitamins and enzymes.
It helps the body to remove toxic waste more efficiently before it has time to accumulate and damage the body.
It is known to aid digestion and improve bowel movement. It also helps to detoxify the liver, purify the blood and improve circulation due to its powerful enzymes that break down bad cholesterol and prevent it from clogging your arteries.
ACV also helps in maintaining a healthy alkaline pH level to prevent inflammatory processes in the body that are associated with high acidic level in the body (you can read more about this subject in my article on How to Balance Your pH and Find Out If You’re Too Acidic).
It helps to break up mucus and cleanse the lymph nodes and improve lymph circulation which in turn helps to improve your immune system.
There are also claims that ACV helps in weight loss in a subtle way, and while ACV is no weight loss miracle on its own, it can still help you on the way. It speeds up metabolism, helps to break down fats instead of storing them. It is rich in pectin that helps you feel fuller, and the acetic acid suppresses your appetite and reduces water retention. So combining ACV with exercise and a proper nutrition can help in weight management too.
Organic, raw, unprocessed honey provides many excellent health benefits, partly in thanks to a phenolic compound it contains, known as eugenol. Eugenol has been shown to have anti-tumor properties. The active compounds in raw honey are believed to help kill cancer cells in the body, making it a great addition to a colon cleanse. Unfiltered honey also provides the body with probiotics, which help to restore healthy bacteria to the digestive system. These friendly bacteria help the body digest food and absorb nutrients.
Natural Colon Cleanse
Start by brewing 8 ounces of water in a tea kettle or microwave. Add 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to the warm water. Next, stir in 1 full tablespoon of raw organic honey.
It is important to look for the USDA label on the honey jar. ‘Regular’ honey is stripped of many of the vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes that make raw honey so good for you. Further, raw honey has properties that make it anti-viral and anti-fungal, while ‘regular’ honey often contains high fructose corn syrup and is sometimes treated with antibiotics.
Once you have stirred your super healthy raw organic honey into the warm water and apple cider vinegar solution, you are all set. It is recommended sipping the drink every morning before breakfast.
It will completely boost your energy level, really help your digestive system, and really help balance out your body all together.