Apple Cider Vinegar Detox: Benefits, Risks, and Drinks

I always thought that diets shared by fitness influencers on Instagram tend to come across as shady and inauthentic, but when my by BFF sent me the Instagram post below, I forgot all about that skepticism. The post talked about a cleanse to eliminate bloat, help digestion issues, and get those much-coveted obliques. I was game.

A landmark study from Arizona State University revealed that acetic acid in vinegar slashes blood-sugar and insulin levels by up to 64 percent after meals. “Compounds in vinegar mimic the diabetes drug Metformin, but with none of the side effects,” says natural-health expert David Jockers, DC, creator of The 30-Day Sugar Detox Challenge .

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox for Fat Burn.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox: Pros, Cons And How To Do It

How to Detox with Apple Cider Vinegar.

Any spice that makes your mouth tingle contains compounds that create heat and boost metabolism — including turmeric and ginger, says Pescatore. The most potent: cayenne. A Japanese study revealed that eating the pepper can help you increase calorie burning a full 30 percent for several hours afterward.

Apple cider vinegar detox: Drink, diet, and side effects

To make your homemade detox drinks recipes with apple cider vinegar, stir 1 to 2 Tbsp. of vinegar (any unpasteurized, unfiltered brand, such as Bragg ($19.34 for a gallon, Amazon) plus 2 to 3 dashes of cayenne, turmeric, and/or ginger in at least 4 oz. of water (necessary to dilute vinegar’s acid and keep it from burning throat tissues). Add lemon and stevia, if desired. Sipping two tonics daily triggers weight loss even if you don’t diet — but for massive results, use any healthy-eating plan you like, sipping tonics 15 minutes before two meals a day, suggests Pescatore. As always, be sure to get a doctor’s okay before starting a diet plan.

Tufts University scientists say curcumin — an antioxidant in the spice turmeric — may block the growth of new fat tissue and speed the burning of existing fat. Pescatore adds that curcumin also targets belly fat.

Try the Spicy New Twist to the Apple Cider Vinegar Detox to Shed Weight Fast.