DIY

Cleanse and Nourish after Christmas

After Christmas, we all have new year resolutions and most of the times they concern health and fitness. In this post we will be talking about how to set a good start by  cleansing our body from within.

There are times like Christmas we can not avoid overeating or overdrinking. This takes a toll in our bodies and most importantly in our energy levels. I like to follow a very simple routine that helps me to balance that up, purifying my system again.

I start my day drinking a glass of purified water with a splash of organic apple cider vinegar with the mother ( unrefined not filtered, with the mother: which is known as the good bacteria) . Below, I will explain the process I follow to make it with three simple ingredients.

Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother ( the good bacteria ) is full of goodness. These are some of its benefits:

-It contains enzymes and friendly bacteria to rebalance our digestion

-It regulates sugar levels in our blood coming from refined sugars or carbohydrates, resulting in weightloss

-It helps reducing bad cholesterol and triglycerides

If this is familiar to you, you  have probably used Braggs, a great product I have tried myself, but making your own is simple and easy.

img_7752These are the 3  ingredients you will need:

  • 1 glass jar (1 liter capacity approx)
  • Pure filtered water
  • Organic apples or even better, the peels and cores of the apples
  • Organic unrefined sugar

These are the steps you need to follow:

  • Fill the jar ( 30% capacity ) with the peels and apple cores or alternatively grab a couple of apples and chop them.
  • Add 8 to 10 spoonfuls of sugar.
  • Last but not least, fill the jar with water, stir well with a wooden or plastic spoon. NEVER use any metallic utensil during this process ( this will stop the fermentation process). Let it set in a dark dry mild temperature place, avoid extreme temperatures changes and cover the jar with a muslin/cotton cloth (it needs oxygen to help with the fermentation process).

It will be ready within 2 to 3 weeks. Once the vinegar achieves the desired strength and taste, simply filter and transfer it into a new jar. You will be amazed how pure and delicious your organic apple cider vinegar is.

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Cheers to a glass of purified water with a splash of your vinegar in the morning ladies!

xo, Lorena.

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