Apple cider vinegar, also known as ACV, has made headlines and gained popularity for its multitude of health benefits. It can help improve bowel movements and stimulate digestion. From relieving bloat to aiding weight loss, this fermented liquid works well as a complement to The Pegan 365 Diet or as part of a cleansing detox plan.
The apple cider vinegar detox plan was developed by nutritionist J.J. Smith. It is a 3-4 week plan that includes meals and drinks that help support the body’s natural detoxification process and promote a healthy environment for good bacteria in the body. This detox plan is suitable for anyone with signs of toxic overload or symptoms such as bloating, constipation, headaches, low energy, pain, and weight gain.
Step 1: Drink ACV Before Breakfast
To kick-start your morning, have a berry apple cider vinegar drink first thing in the morning, about twenty minutes before you eat your breakfast. This sweet ACV drink will stimulate your digestive system and keep you feeling full throughout the day.
Step 2: Have an ACV Salad Combo for Lunch
In the afternoon, fill up on a salad that contains protein, fat, and fiber. This combination of nutrients will slow digestion and the absorption of sugar, keeping blood sugar levels balanced and lowering any unhealthy cravings you might have. Top your salad with an apple cider vinegar-based dressing. Try Smith’s apple walnut spinach salad that meets all of the criteria.
Step 3: Add ACV to Dinner
One of the keys to succeeding on the apple cider vinegar detox plan is to make sure you eat clean protein, such as chicken, shrimp, or salmon. The protein helps power up your metabolism and when paired with apple cider vinegar, it’ll give you an extra flavor boost as well. Smith’s healthy buffalo wings will keep you satisfied instead of deprived on this detox.
Step 4: Don’t Forget ACV Snacks
If you do have cravings on the detox, you can always snack on easy bites made with apple cider vinegar. They offer a tangy taste to low-calorie snack options, such as cucumbers and popcorn.