Some of the simplest, health-boosting recipes are the ones we overlook because they are just so – simple.
If you want to restore your metabolism, help your liver excretes bile so that it can get rid of stored fat and toxins, and wake up feeling energized and ready to take charge of your day, there are five simple ingredients you can blend and drink a few hours before bed to help your body restore its digestive system while you sleep.
Each of the ingredients listed below is time-tested. They have been used in every ancient healing tradition for thousands of years to support immunity, cleanse the digestive tract, reduce acidity, and restore the body to its most optimum pH level – around 7.3.
Lemon: A known detoxifying ingredient, used in water fasts and as a diuretic. Also, a good, low-calorie source of Vitamin C. Lemons prevent kidney and gallstones stones, support weight loss, and improve skin quality as well.
Parsley: Another diuretic, parsley helps to flush excess toxins form the body. It also provides relief from gastrointestinal issues such as indigestion, stomach cramps, bloating, and nausea, while helping to strengthen the immune system. It promotes the assimilation of nutrients and helps your body expel metabolic and environmental waste. Parsley also supports kidney functioning.
Ginger: Another ancient medicinal herb, ginger root is a powerful digestive support, reduces inflammation, is antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiviral, and helps to reduce stress!
Apple cider vinegar (ACV): ACV offers so numerous helpful health-boosting activities. It supports healthy blood sugar levels, reduces toxic overload, returns the body to proper pH, clears candida overgrowth, tones the skin, relieves allergies, and more.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon fights free radicals, it boosts your sex drive, and it combats PMS. Cinnamon also boosts cognitive functioning, regulates your blood sugar, heals the common cold, reduces inflammation in the body, improves your mood, and helps you to get rid of toxins.
- 1 organic lemon
- 1/2 – 1 cup chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar
- 1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- Half a liter (2 cups) of filtered water
Simply blend the above ingredients in a blender, and down the hatch it goes. If you drink this for several days in a row, particularly before retiring as a meal replacement, you’ll notice increased energy, clearer skin, an ability to concentrate more easily, and an overall sense of rejuvenation when you wake in the morning.
As with any drastic change to your diet or lifestyle habits, you may undergo a “healing crisis” (when things get worse before getting better) as your body purifies itself of toxins. This will pass.