Apple cider vinegar is becoming well known for its weight-loss benefits and fat reducing properties. The mere fact alone that it reduces fat deposits in the body makes it great for detoxification because it reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. But there are other detox benefits of apple cider vinegar too.
Apple cider vinegar is a great addition to any detox program because it is rich in antioxidants, nutrients, and enzymes but it’s important to use organic apple cider vinegar that still has “the mother” in it. The mother refers to leftover pulp from the apples that made the vinegar.
It clears the digestive system
Because of the fact that it is acidic and that it has natural probiotic abilities, apple cider vinegar is great for clearing out the intestine and helping it to function better. All of these things help to reduce both constipation and diarrhea as well as indigestion. Clearing out the intestine is important in any detox program because many of the toxins are going to be excreted that way. Clearing the digestive tract also makes way for other detox compounds and normal nutrients to be absorbed.
It’s a source of natural enzymes
An enzyme is basically a protein that is very chemically reactive and helps to break large biomolecules down (or build them up). Enzymes are very useful in digesting food. The enzymes in apple cider vinegar don’t directly help to break down food, but they do promote the growth of good bacteria in the intestine and these bacteria improve digestion through the release of their own enzymes. This also helps to reduce the number of harmful bacteria, which in turn reduces the risk of gastrointestinal problems.
It’s also a source of vitamins and minerals
Apple cider vinegar is full of different kinds of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals are important for all parts of the detox process, but they mainly assist the bodies enzymes to do their job. Some toxins are unable to be excreted until they are broken down by some of the bodies enzymes in the liver. Vitamins and minerals are also important for the immune system to fight off bacterial and viral toxins. It is also possible that during the detox process, you are flushing out some of the good nutrients – and apple cider vinegar will replace those.
It reduces mucus
Mucus builds up in the sinuses can be a sign of toxin build up. This is because the body naturally produces mucus to form a protective layer against contaminants. When mucus-secreting cells are under a lot of stress, mucus secretion can actually become too much and cause more harm than benefit.
Apple cider vinegar helps to break up this mucus so that the body can eliminate it. An overflow of mucus can also just leave you feeling down and unwell. It affects your breathing and gives you headaches. Apple cider vinegar, therefore, helps to get rid of these symptoms by breaking up the mucus.