- 1 to 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- 8 ounces of purified or distilled water
- 1 to 2 tablespoons sweetener (organic honey, maple syrup, or 4 drops of Stevia)
There are many variations on this basic drink. Some include adding lemon juice. Others add a dash of cayenne pepper. With an apple cider vinegar detox, you consume this type of drink regularly for a set period of time — several days to a month or more. Many people choose to consume it three times each day: upon waking, mid-morning, and again mid-afternoon.
Is there any research that supports the apple cider vinegar detox?
There isn’t any formal research specifically about apple cider vinegar as part of a detox diet. Much of the information you will find online is purely anecdotal and should be read with caution.
This isn’t to say that the health properties of ACV haven’t been examined. For example, there is a growing body of research related to ACV and its impact on type 2 diabetes. In one small study, consuming this ingredient lowered both blood glucose and insulin in 12 diabetic subjects. Not only that, but the subjects’ fullness after eating bread increased.