I started making this morning drink as a simple way to encourage cell health and prevent cancer, but the truth is it actually has many benefits that everyone should take advantage of. It features two health food superpowers: Raw Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar.
Benefits of RAW HoneyAntioxidant
Scientists have discovered the power of consuming raw honey. One study found that it is packed with a variety of antioxidants (especially the ‘Millefiori’ type). These substances act to slow down and even prevent the damage of cells in your body. Also, it has been shown that antioxidants can reduce cancer cells in the skin, prostate, and lungs of people already diagnosed with the disease.
Research shows that raw honey has anti-bacterial properties. Specifically, it can be used to heal wounds, as it fights bad microbes. In fact, “medical grade honey” can be used to fight bacteria that has become resistant to prescribed anti-biotics.
While some people only think of it as a sweetener, raw honey can be used to treat gingivitis.The gum disease can cause symptoms like red and tender gums, bleeding gums, loose teeth, pain from chewing, and bad breath. Raw honey is a great natural alternative to the antibiotics that are normally prescribed for gingivitis.
Benefits of Apple Cider VinegarControl Blood Sugar
Some studies suggest that apple cider vinegar can lower glucose levels in your bloodstream, especially when consumed before a solid meal. This is especially good news for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Apple cider vinegar has been shown to improve digestion, and encourage weight loss. It does this by helping you to feel full (ie. satiated) after you eat. Say goodbye to cravings between meals (and hello to ACV). One study found that consuming apple cider vinegar with a meal improved the fat profile of lab rats with and without diabetes, posing a potential benefit for humans at risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Why an Empty Stomach?
There is a way to make the most out of all of these health benefits, and it’s all about timing. We recommend drinking this honey-ACV mixture first thing in the morning, before you eat your breakfast. Normally, when you take the first bite of a meal, it immediately activates your stomach, which prepares to break down whatever you swallow with its powerful stomach acid.
But, by taking honey-ACV before a meal, the stomach doesn’t stretch or produce excess stomach acid; instead, most of the mixture ends up being absorbed by the intestines. It is also thought that consuming this on an empty stomach will ultimately help your body to digest it faster than if it were combined with several servings of food.
How to take Honey-ACV in the MorningWhat You Need:
- 1tsp raw organic honey
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup water
What to Do:
Consult your physician before deciding to take this mix on a regular basis. Since apple cider vinegar can affect potassium levels and bone density, it’s important to make sure you’re not at risk of health complications. Find the right, safe amount for your body.