The first thing consumed in the mornings is an advantageous health practice because we are ending an all-night fast. Therefore, what is consumed makes an impact and is easily absorbed. An overall tonic for any health condition is water, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar (ACV).
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AVC Tonic first thing in the morning on an empty stomach:
- Purifies the colon making it easier to absorb nutrients and improve digestion.
- Balances the lymph system which helps with daily functions, balances body fluids and fights infection.
- Lowers total cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- Lowers high blood pressure.
- May increase levels of nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels so they don’t constrict.
- Restores alkaline acid balance which relieves problems with diets high in acid-producing foods.
- Helps break down fats, often resulting in weight loss.
- Removes toxins.
- Lemon is a mucus buster.
- Detoxifies and feeds the liver
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar ingredients
- Acetic acid – significantly lowers total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, slows digestion of starch which keeps rise of glucose that occurs after meals.
- Potassium – helps prevent brittle teeth, hair loss and runny noses.
- Pectin – helps regulate blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol.
- Malic Acid – gives anti-viral properties, anti-bacterial & anti-fungal.
- Calcium – for strong bones and teeth.
- Ash – gives ACV alkalinity which aids proper pH levels
For hypertension, mix 2 tablespoons ACV in water to dilute taste and consume three times a day. After blood pressure stabilizes for a few weeks, drink maintenance dose: 1-2 tablespoons ACV, 1-2 times per day.
For acute conditions such as: acid reflux, cough, bronchitis, sore throat, etc:, take a stronger dosage of 2 TBS ACV to 8 OZ of water 3x a day. Lemon may be used for taste or up to ½ lemon per dosage. Water may be room temperature or warm and experiment with the amount of AVC that works for you.
Because AVC is highly acidic, it can erode tooth enamel. Rinse mouth with water and avoid brushing teeth up to 30 minutes after drinking it.
Any combination of the above ingredients is beneficial. Even just drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning is healthy. Adding raw ACV, or plain, adds more nutrients.
Honey or stevia may be used for flavoring and unique benefits. Raw honey adds nutrients and stevia fights bacteria and is safe for diabetics. Lemon cuts mucous
and detoxifies the liver. Multiple health benefits are found in apple cider vinegar tonic.
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