The internet is full of wild claims about apple cider vinegar – it can be hard to differentiate fact from fiction. I was eager to find out how to prepare an apple cider vinegar detox drink after learning that it seems to be a miracle cure for all your ailments, from head to toe!
However, I always like to do my research before putting something into my body. Just because something is “natural” doesn’t mean it’s good for you. After some investigation, I’ve put together some information which I hope will help you decide if an apple cider vinegar detox drink is right for you.
What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar, as the name implies, is a specific type of vinegar derived from the juice of the whole fruit. (source) Like all vinegars, it has a sharp, sour taste and is extremely acidic so should not be consumed undiluted.
Let’s be real here. “Detox” is nothing but a buzzword used to make sales (usually of snake oil products). Your body naturally “detoxes” all on its own by filtering your blood through your liver and kidneys. If you were truly consuming “toxins”, they’re either so minor that your body can handle them or serious enough that whatever green smoothie is popular this month won’t be any help.
That being said, there are some benefits in following “detox” plans. If you’re searching for this type of thing you most likely want to lose weight or eliminate junk from your body. “Detox” drinks along with a healthy diet, can give an added boost in areas where you might otherwise be lacking, and they can tame your appetite, making it easier to lose weight.