Best Apple Cider Vinegar Detox To Reduce Bloating
Written by: Spencer Higgs - Sep. 15, 2020
Apple cider vinegar detox isn’t just another fleeting food trend. It’s both a division of daily life, and a delicious lifestyle hack. Apple cider vinegar isn’t new; it’s been recognized for centuries for its healing properties, like immunity, weight balance, blood sugar reduction, cholesterol control—and their symptoms.
Taking apple cider vinegar for bloating has become common practice among health advocates as a way to balance gastrointestinal stress from modern (i.e. poor) diets.
To be sure, most health claims about apple cider vinegar are anecdotal. And if you’re inherently skeptical (as I was for the longest time), this may scare you off. But don’t let that deter you from experimenting with apple cider vinegar for bloating or from doing an apple cider vinegar detox (often referred to as an ACV detox). Because as more and more people turn to apple cider vinegar for bloating and detoxification, more and more research surfaces in support of it.
Before diving into this ACV detox tea recipe, let’s look at a few of the detoxifying benefits of the main ingredients (ACV being one of them) as well as the science supporting them as superb detoxifiers.
How Does An ACV Detox Work?
The idea behind an ACV detox (apple cider vinegar detox) is that a tablespoon or two of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar gives your body a concentrated dose of beneficial bacteria, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, vitamins, and minerals. [1, 2] This allows your body to combat toxin buildup that could damage everything from your digestive tract to your skin integrity.
It’s important to understand that a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar contains at least as many claims as benefits. For instance, there are enzymes in apple cider vinegar—but they’re not digestive enzymes, as many people believe. That’s why this recipe calls for Super Youth Detox tea.
It’s a powerful blend of natural plant-based anti-inflammatories and antioxidants that picks up where the apple cider vinegar detox properties leave off, helping to soothe your digestive system in a truly balanced way.
You’ll also find nature’s best anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, like turmeric and ginger, to double-down on detoxifying benefits.
What Does An Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Do?
While an ACV detox is no panacea, it’s no snake oil either. There are numerous researched-backed health benefits you can take advantage of by incorporating apple cider vinegar into your detox routine.
- Anti-obesity—Apple cider vinegar can help accelerate weight loss, according to studies. People who combined apple cider vinegar with a 250-calorie decrease in their diet lost an average of 8.8 lbs in 12 weeks, versus the 5 lbs lost for those who did not take a tablespoon of ACV at lunch and dinner. 
- Blood sugar regulation—There are no shortage of studies out there that show ACV can help slow insulin spikes after meals. So, though an ACV detox won’t cure diabetes, it could help balance it. 
- Boost immunity—Combined with natural immune-boosters, such as those in Super Youth Detox, your ACV detox may help keep your immune system well-tuned.
- Cholesterol control—When you add apple cider vinegar to your diet after lunch and dinner, your body is likely to reflect lower cholesterol levels. 
- Beneficial bacteria—Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar can increase beneficial bacteria that helps support your body.
- Fight bloating—Combining ACV with Super Youth Detox dramatically increases your body’s ability to suppress bloating, because Super Youth Detox mixes naturally detoxifying herbs to reduce gas build up and deflate your belly when it’s acting up.
Apple Cider Vinegar For Bloating
The internet is full of promises that apple cider vinegar will help you fight bloating. But the truth is, the research simply isn’t there to support it. However, there is no shortage of anecdotes out there supporting ACV as a natural bloating remedy, and they may be worth taking with less than a grain of salt, because there are so many.
That said, if you’re not having much luck with apple cider vinegar for bloating, combining with the Detox tea, as we do in this recipe, could have you feeling better, with your tummy looking flatter. Here’s why:
- Lemongrass, a key ingredient in our Detox blend is shown to help soothe digestion and ease bloating, as well as constipation and indigestion.
- Dandelion leaf has been shown to be a powerful diuretic and anti-inflammatory, helping our bodies handle oxidative stress that could lead to bloating. 
- Water weight is a visible sign of bloating. The probiotics in raw apple cider vinegar, combined with water weight-reducing effects of Super Youth Detox have helped many women and men shed water weight and look visibly slimmer.
Possible Side Effects Of Apple Cider Vinegar
While I’m all in favor of an ACV detox, I couldn’t send you off without a word of caution.
Some people do have adverse side effects to apple cider vinegar. In particular, undiluted ACV can potentially erode tooth enamel. Others complain about a sore throat or upset stomach—another reason to do a detox with tea or water, instead of taking it by the tablespoon. Lastly, ACV can also mess with certain medications, so people on diuretics or insulin medication should consult their doctor before doing an apple cider vinegar detox.
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Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Recipe
- 8 oz Super Youth Detox tea, brewed and chilled
- 4 cups water
- 1 lemon (or ¼ cup lemon juice)
- 1” fresh ginger, grated
- 1 tbsp turmeric powder
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 tbsp honey
- Optional: dash of cayenne pepper
- Fill a medium saucepan with 4 cup of water. Remove the peels from the lemon and slice the fresh ginger and turmeric. Add the lemon peels, ginger, and turmeric (powdered or fresh) into the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Juice the lemon in a pitcher or mixing bowl and add the Detox tea, apple cider vinegar, honey, and optional cayenne pepper.
- Allow the water to cool down, then strain the mixture into the pitcher. Once fully cooled down, store in the fridge in a glass jar, bottles, or pitcher.
- Drink a teacup amount each morning adding water to dilute if the flavor is too strong.