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Eccentric AM Health Elixir | KamalifeTV

Eccentric AM Health Elixir

My morning ritual drink

24 oz Warm Water with  Lemon, Cayenne, Apple Cider Vinegar, Local Honey

Helps cleanse you, revs your metabolism,  soothes seasonal allergies, and improves your digestion.

 

What type of Apple Cider Vinegar should I use?

Only use raw organic ACV that has the ‘mother’ of the vinegar. The ‘mother’ is made up of strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules with living nutrients and bacteria, similar to the ‘mother’ that’s in Kombucha. Clear vinegar is processed and doesn’t have any of the benefits that raw ACV has. There are different brands out there but I use Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, which I find at my local market in the health section or Whole Foods.

Be sure to dilute ACV before applying it to your skin or drinking. It is very acidic and can damage the tooth enamel and the tissues of your throat, mouth or skin.

What are the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?

  • Rich in potassium, a mineral that is often times lacking in adult diets. This mineral is key for growth, building muscles, transmission of nerve impulses, heart activity etc. It also helps to prevent brittle teeth, hair loss and runny noses.
  • Rich in acetic acid. This acid is said to slow the digestion of starch which can help to lower the rise in glucose that commonly occurs after meals.
  • Rich in ash which gives ACV its alkaline property. This aids your body in maintaining proper pH levels for a healthy alkaline state. (It is particularly important if you drink a lot of coffee or wine.)
  • It can help regulate blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol.
  • Rich in malic acid which gives ACV its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
  • May help improve bowel irregularity and helps to remove toxins from the body at a faster rate.
  • It can help clear up skin conditions and blemishes.
  • ACV helps with weight loss by breaking down fats so that your body can use them rather than store them.
  • A few lab studies have found that ACV may be able to kill cancer cells or slow their growth.

Lemon cayenne water is a great way to cleanse your body regularly even when you’re not “on a cleanse.”

Drinking spicy water may sound gross to you, but with the lemon, you’ll actually start loving it. I’ll admit, the first time I did it, I put way too much cayenne in there – it wasn’t pleasant! Now, I just add a pinch, and I love it.

I’ve never actually done a Master Cleanse nor do I necessarily recommend it (it seems like it would be so hard!) but there’s a reason they include the lemon and cayenne in there.

Here’s why:

Lemon juice and cayenne pepper both have anti-fungal, immune boosting, and detoxification properties.

Lemon juice is great for digestion, destroying bacteria and cleansing the system - it supports the liver and kidneys to get rid of toxins.

Cayenne pepper increases metabolism, stimulates the circulatory system, aids digestion, helps regulate blood sugar and more.

Local Honey
 
It’s best to buy locally grown, raw honey. This will be produced by bees in or near the environment you live. Consuming foods from the area you live is beneficial as they contain the immune stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to its environment.  A tablespoon of local honey each day can relieve the symptoms of pollen related allergies.

My usual:

  • About 24 oz of water ( I use a mason jar)
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon (sometimes a whole lemon)
  • Pinch of cayenne (enough to feel the heat but not so spicy that it’s hard to get down)
  • 2 Tbs Braggs ACV
  • 1 Tsp Raw local Honey (skip if you can’t use local honey, or use a pinch of  stevia)
 I feel great having this every morning. It is a little unconventional so if you want to start with just lemon and cayenne in a big  mug (12oz) it should help to get you going.  I crave this drink and look forward to starting my morning with it.  I definitely feel that this drink  helps my metabolism,  improves my digestion, helps maintain my hydration, and I just feel better over all.

About the Author

Jessica is an NPTI graduate personal trainer. Fitness and nutrition have always been an important part of her life.  She is a fitness instructor at Verticality Pole Fitness in Houston, Texas. In addition, she conducts food tours, cooking demonstrations and offers individual health and nutrition coaching. She is a natural social entrepreneur passionate about sharing her learning and her life’s experiences to help others about all things related to holistic health & wellness. 

 

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