Why take olive oil, apple cider vinegar and lemon every morning on an empty stomach?
By now you may have heard a friend recommend taking olive oil, apple cider vinegar, or lemon as a health promoting regimen. While there may be many health reasons to consume these three key ingredients through-out the day, we'll focus here on the benefits it may have as a weight-losing tool.
Generally, the consumption of these three ingredients are game changers for those looking to not only shed a few pounds but just to feel better.
What do these key ingredients really do for you?
First, it optimizes your digestive system for your first meal of the day and as well as the rest of the day. After a night of fasting the last thing you want to do is “shock” your system awake by shoving a load of eggs into what is essentially a dormant digestive system. This can lead to a build up of acid levels in your stomach and cause heartburn and indigestion.
By gently coaxing your stomach and intestinal tract system, you are priming it to function at 100% when it receives its first meal. This optimizes nutrient absorption, reduces gastric acid, and aids in waste and toxin removal.
Let's look, one by one, the overall benefits of consuming these three ingredients that so many people seem to talk about so much.
Olive oil is a great source of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fats are particularly important for maintenance of normal brain function in adults. These fats build cell membranes and promote new brain cell formation.
By taking a dose of omega-3 fatty acids in the morning you are basically feeding your brain, giving it the nutrients it needs to fully wake up and get ready for the challenges of the day.
One of the most important aspects of olive oil is abundance of monounsaturated fats, that helps lower LDL cholesterol and raise protective HDL cholesterol, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. Too much LDL cholesterol clogs the arteries by forming plaque on the arterial walls, slowing blood flow to and from the heart, and eventually leading to heart disease. Healthy HDL cholesterol picks up excess cholesterol in the bloodstream and brings it to the liver for disposal.
But the predominant fatty acid in olive oil is a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, making up 73% of the total oil content. Studies suggest that oleic acid reduces inflammation and may even have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer.
Did you know that taking olive oil may be like taking ibuprofen? Some scientists estimate that the oleocanthal in 3.4 tablespoons (50 ml) of extra virgin olive oil has a similar effect as 10% of the adult dosage of ibuprofen. Talk about nature's healing powers.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has been known to contribute to a feeling of feeling full, or hunger suppression. This may be due to its various properties that include improvement of insulin sensitivity as well as lowering blood sugar. Apple cider vinegar also has powerful probiotic effects. It contains a mix of proteins, enzymes and gut friendly bacteria that may help reduce bad bacteria in your gut biome and increase the good ones.
Lemons contain citric acid, which helps the enzymes in your body function better. It boosts the body’s metabolism by stimulating the liver’s detoxification and waste removal mechanisms. It also boosts the cell’s mitochondrial function and induces thermogenesis, a metabolic process in which calories are burned to produce heat.
Try the the 7 Day Bushwick Booster Challenge. This homemade brew is optimize to help boost metabolism, remove toxins and waste in the body, and make you feel great. Try it for a week and let us know how you feel.
Inspired by Brooklyn, New York's trendy neighborhood, the Bushwick Booster includes taking the following on a empty stomach first thing in the morning:
Boil 6-8 ounces of water. Add:
- 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 teaspoon (1-2 gram) Slim Me! Cleanse Tea
Squeeze the half-a-lemon into the water with the rest of the ingredients. Steep for at least 5 minutes. Let cool, but drink while still warm. Enjoy!
Take a look all the special all natural ingredients in Slim Me! Cleanse Tea!