Detox with Balsamic Vinegar
As the warm weather approaches and the thought of getting into a bathing suit begins to cross my mind I am suddenly in panic mode. How am I able to jump start a healthy diet and lifestyle and not feel like I am depriving myself. It is always a great idea to start with a simple detox that isn’t going to turn your stomach or have you making funny faces while we choke down some not so pleasant tastes. For starters I love being able to change the flavour of my water on a daily basis as it keeps me interested and my taste buds happy.
If you want to start a simple detox you can use either apple cider vinegar which will makes my anxiety go through the roof just in anticipation of the taste, rice vinegar, wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar and lambrusco. You will need to drink between 30-50ml of the balsamic a day and continue for four weeks. Balsamic vinegar and Lambrusco(red wine vinegar) contain significant amounts of antioxidant polyphenols which is amazing for the digestive system.
If you are to add 10ml of vinegar to a glass of hot water it will help relieve digestive discomfort, bloating and even headaches. Don’t be alarmed if some of these symptoms seem to be present the first week as it is a response to the increasing amount of toxins that are leaving your body via the liver. Even by adding balsamic vinegar to your meats during cooking has a direct effect on the stomach and liver and it is also used to treat food poisoning, jaundice, infections, parasites, hepatitis and poor digestion.
Here are some of my favourite ways to incorporate Balsamic Vinegar into your everyday diet: