Benefits of lemon juice and apple cider vinegar
Lemon juice and apple cider vinegar have tremendous health benefits when it comes to digestive issues.
There is no doubt that these two ingredients together, or individually, have tremendous health benefits. You might be surprised how many things apple cider vinegar can do for your body! After reading this article, you will see why apple cider vinegar and lemon juice should be considered for overall health.
Tips to take lemon juice and apple cider vinegar:
As a dietitian, I usually take it with my main meal of the day. I also recommend you take it early in the morning to avoid any complications.
The amount can be 1 or 2 teaspoons with a glass of water which makes about 250 ml of water, don’t take more than that in a day.
Adding lemon juice or vinegar to your meals will make you feel less hungry. Both lemon juice and vinegar will make it easier for your body to digest your food. If you have diabetes or prediabetes, both lemons and vinegar will help you manage your blood sugar. If you’re losing weight, both lemon juice and vinegar will help you lose weight faster.
- Reduces hunger
- Lemon juice and apple cider vinegar reduce hunger and lower our craving for food.
- Speed up digestion
- It will help in the digestion of food because it increases the pH of the stomach.
- Healthy for diabetic patients
- It also helps lowers the blood sugar level and shows tremendous benefits for diabetic and prediabetic patients.
- Weight loss
- Apple cider vinegar will speed up the process of fat burning and help us lose weight.
- Prevention of kidney stones
In case you are on a ketogenic diet, lemon juice would be really helpful as it will prevent kidney stone formation, the kind of kidney stones which develop due to the keto diet (mostly these are uric acid stones). How it does that, the mechanism is simple, lemon juice will make the pH higher which will prevent uric acid stones formation.
A word of caution, however: be sure to dilute your vinegar and lemon juice drink before consuming it. Drinking them straight may cause stomach discomfort or even vomiting. And keep in mind that these solutions should only be used as a complement to other healthy eating habits for maintaining proper health.