This simple 5-ingredient turmeric and apple cider vinegar recipe will give you a detox drink that packs with nutrients and bursts with flavors. The ingredients are measured out to work interactively with each other to create a perfectly balanced taste.
Turmeric and Apple Cider Vinegar – Health Benefits
This turmeric and apple cider vinegar recipe features fresh produce and herbs and when mixed together, each of them contributes to the overall health benefits of the drink. Regarding how this cocktail can bring health benefits, we shall briefly list out some:
- improve gut health
- reduce inflammation
- boost energy
- reduce sugar cravings
- get rid of body toxins
- cure colds and allergies
The main ingredients for today’s drink are apple cider vinegar, turmeric, lemon juice, and honey. Keep reading to unfold how each of them can do your health good.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
To some people, apple cider vinegar might be repelling in taste; but little did you know it comes with excellent health benefits. Therefore, we suggest you start by adding a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to your juice and gradually increase it after you’ve got used to drinking it.
Apple cider vinegar is super low in calories, adds flavor and aroma to your dishes, and delivers many health benefits. Some proven health benefits of apple cider vinegar can be listed:
- Regulates blood sugar levels and reduces the risk of heart disease.
- Lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and assists weight loss.
- Reduces infections and kills bacteria. This is due to many bacteria are not able to survive in vinegar.
- Boosts the immune system and promotes metabolism. Consume apple cider vinegar before eating can help improve digestion by increasing the acidity in the stomach and balancing the gut.
- Soothes a sore throat and clears a stuffy nose.
Turmeric has been one of the most favorable spices in Asian cuisines as many people believe it’s a superfood with amazing health benefits.
Turmeric has proven to be a powerful and non-toxic COX-2 inhibitor. Since COX-2 is one of the most serious genes that cause inflammation, turmeric is known to be beneficial for treating involved conditions such as ease pain and reduce swelling.
According to many studies, turmeric is also known for many uses and effectiveness in:
- reducing depression symptoms
- lowering levels of blood fats (triglycerides)
- reducing hay fever symptoms
- reducing pain, improving function in knee osteoarthritis patients
3. Lemon Juice
Lemon adds a great source of vitamin C and potassium to the drink. With the addition of lemon, your body gets an immune system boost and absorbs nutrients from other ingredients better.
Being rich in flavonoids and phenolic acids, honey provides a source of natural antioxidants. Thanks to this, the consumption of honey has proven to eliminate risk factors of cardiovascular disease and exert protective effects in the respiratory and gastrointestinal system.
It’s also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, thus has been used as a traditional remedy for microbial infections since ancient.
How to Make Turmeric And Apple Cider Vinegar
Combine and whisk all the ingredients together.
Enjoy fresh or chilled.
How Much Apple Cider Vinegar Should You Drink A Day?
One to two tablespoons of vinegar is the recommended maximum daily intake of apple cider vinegar. For higher content of it, there are a few health warnings you should take into account in the below part.
Turmeric and Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Apple cider vinegar, much like other types of vinegar, should always be diluted. Due to its high acidity, if you drink it straight, you could possibly damage the enamel of your teeth, hurt your throat and stomach.
Vinegar has also been reported to alter insulin levels and cause potassium levels to drop low. This is an important warning for patients with type 1 diabetes or people who are taking common diuretics. Diabetes medicines, diuretics, and laxatives may not work properly after the consumption of apple cider vinegar.
For instance, as diuretics (except for potassium-sparing diuretics) already causes you to lose potassium, the help of vinegar may even aggravate the situation. Your muscles and nerves need potassium to function normally, so it’s important to keep the potassium level within the normal range.
In sum, apple cider vinegar seems to have little risk as long as it’s consumed in the right way.
Turmeric And Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp honey
- 3 cups warm water
- Combine all ingredients together in a large jug. Whisk until the honey dissolves completely and everything is well combined.
- Enjoy fresh or chill in the fridge before serving if preferred.