Raw honey and apple cider vinegar (ACV) are wonderful for your health if used alone. Raw honey has antibacterial and anti-microbial properties, is full of phytonutrients, helps digestive problems, soothes a sore throat and can heal wounds. Apple cider vinegar can promote healthy weight loss, cholesterol and blood sugar, contains antioxidants, helps with digestive issues, and improves nutrient uptake. So, just imagine the benefits of using these two powerhouses together!
Health benefits of honey/ACV mix
Improves joint health and reduces pain and inflammation
Promotes weight loss
Improves digestive health
Reduces high blood pressure and high cholesterol
Improves the condition of the skin
Reduces bad breath
Why it works
The chemical properties of ACV and honey and the way they interact with the body is the key reason these two substances work so well together. Many health professionals believe that the reason we get ill is because our bodies are too acidic (a pH below 7). Of course, ACV is acidic, but when ingested into the body, it becomes alkaline. The has a low pH, too, but becomes alkaline when ingested. Our bodies perform their best when the pH is 7.4, and the two working together can abolish excess acidity in the body and make us healthier.
How to make this amazing elixir
ACV and honey that has not been processed still contain all their wonderful healing properties. So, be sure to only use honey that is raw (and preferably organic) and apple cider vinegar that has "the mother," also preferably organic.
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- 1 teaspoon ACV (if you can tolerate the taste, increase the dosage to up to 1 tablespoon)
- 8 oz. warm water
You may struggle a bit with the taste at first, but give it a chance to work its magic, and you won't want to stop drinking it!
When to drink it
The mixture works best if you drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Drink it at least 20 - 30 minutes before you eat breakfast. Stay consistent and drink it every day for best results.
You can drink it two or three times a day, but it's best to start slow and increase gradually to see how your body tolerates it. But, keep in mind that high consumption of ACV may cause low potassium levels in the body that can lead to bone density loss.
If you are taking medication on a regular basis, ALWAYS consult with your primary care physician before taking this elixir.