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The key element or factor in apple cider vinegar is not the vitamins and minerals and apple cider vinegar it’s the “Acetic Acid“. so as far as the quality goes and up cider vinegar you get something that’s organic you can get Bragg’s there are other organic versions but the commercial opposite of vinegar has sometimes pesticides in it so just get some in its quality.
Okay what does acetic acid do it helps suppress fat storage. Now why does it prevent a person from storing fat mainly what it does to your blood sugars it actually improves insulin sensitivity it makes insulin more sensitive which means it reduces insulin resistance which means it will reduce insulin okay.
And anything that does that will help prevent the storage of fat and stabilize your blood sugars and reduces fat on the liver. Because fatty liver comes from high levels of insulin but the real big benefit for outside of vinegar is this it speeds up digestion okay it helps you release bile from your liver it helps the pancreas release enzymes.
so let’s say for example you ate a meal and you feel bloated or you have indigestion you want to take apple cider vinegar it just helps to speed up with the digestive juices the flow of fluids through your liver through the stomach through the small intestine. So if you have any doubts try it yourself and you’ll see that it will work,
so these are the main key benefits of adding up soda vinegar to your diet.
Now let’s shift over to lemon. okay so you can do raw lemons or lemon juice in a bottle just realize that if you’re consuming lemon juice in a bottle it’s cooked it’s pasteurized and anything that you heat you destroy enzymes and you destroy certain vitamins you’re going to greatly lower the vitamin C when you do that .
There’s other benefits to lemon juice that go beyond vitamin C but you’re not going to get a lot of vitamin C if you’re getting it from a bottle and as a side note if you’re gonna get lemon juice in a bottle make sure you get an organic version not the one that you usually get at the grocery store that has the preservatives get something just with lemon juice and water.
So there’s several benefits of lemon juice
One is if it’s raw you’re getting a lot of good vitamin C. So vitamin C is very very important especially to the liver it’s a powerful antioxidant and there’s a lot of oxidation and free radical damage going on the liver so vitamin C is very important in reducing that oxidative effect that happens in the liver.
Vitamin C also will increase glutathione which is a another powerful antioxidant in the body especially in your liver and even now glutathione is not made inside the mitochondria the little energy factories it’s used by the mitochondria as a very important antioxidant .
Next thing lemon juice protects against liver damage. Lemon juice has a lot of phytonutrients not just vitamins and certain minerals these phytonutrients are very necessary in protecting the cells against all the chemicals that are involved I mean think about it your liver is the main organ to detoxify poisons and chemicals and it needs antioxidants not just the ones that your body makes but you need them from the diet as well.
Lemons provide a good source of antioxidants and citric acid decreases oxalates okay and oxalates actually can form kidney stones they can actually form crystals that cause pain in certain parts of the body and citric acid helps prevent those.
This is one of the reasons why if you’re doing keto and then fasting this is this would be a really good drink to consume for the benefits of apple cider vinegar and also the benefits to reduce oxalates.
Benefit of Lemon
And one more benefit that lemon has is its anti-inflammatory properties. When a person has a fatty liver their inflammation goes up and that can develop all sorts of buildup of collagen as scar tissue which eventually turns into cirrhosis so anything that reduces inflammation would be a good thing.
Now there’s many different ways that you can consume this you can take apple cider vinegar in a pill there’s even lemon powder what I do personally is I take between one and two ounces of lemon juice it’s usually two ounces and then I’ll mix that with two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in about 16 ounces of water.
Okay and I’ll just drink that down I normally like to consume this mixture after dinner maybe about 6 or 7 o’clock at night. Some people like to take a smaller version and consume that before meals it’s really up to you you can test it out different ways.
wheatgrass juice powder:
And sometimes I’ll add a scoop of wheatgrass juice powder to this mixture which just adds more nutrients and then there’s other times that I consume my wheatgrass juice powder by itself in water in the morning very early in about a 16-ounce jar.
So I’ll do that a little bit early in the day and I’ll have this more in the evening and this seems to really help digestion. So as you doing in a minute fasting to meals and one meal and you feel like you’re just a little bit stuffed or you feel a full sensation or bloating the combination of both of these in some water can really help to enhance digestion and take the stress off the liver.