Not everyone can wake up without a cup of coffee. If you want a much healthier replacement for coffee without caffeine and much more efficient in boosting the energy, try the recipe proposed below. It is one of the simplest elixirs that we can prepare at home and the benefits are multiple.
Energy Drink – Recipe
- – 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
- – 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- – 1 pinch of cinnamon
- – 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
- – ½ teaspoon of honey
- – 1 glass of warm water
Add all the ingredients in the glass of water, stir well and drink immediately.
This energy drink has numerous additional benefits, including the detoxification of the body and the reduction of cholesterol and blood sugar level.
Reduces Cholesterol and Blood Sugar Levels
According to a 2008 study conducted on lab animals, apple cider vinegar can significantly reduce the cholesterol level, the triglycerides and the blood sugar levels in just 4 weeks. Apple cider vinegar is filled with enzymes and good bacteria. It contains acetic acid that reduces the blood pressure by 6%. The researchers have reached the conclusion that apple cider vinegar can also be an important ingredient for those suffering from diabetes.
On the other side, cinnamon is one of the best antioxidant foods on the planet and it’s considered number 1 plant when it comes to reducing the blood sugar level (by 29%) and cholesterol (by 27%). To obtain this effect, you need ½ teaspoon of cinnamon per day.
The studies realized at the Maryland University have shown that the regular consumption of cayenne slows down the painful messages transmitted to the brain. This effect is due to the active substance called capsaicin. Numerous inflammatory and painful diseases have responded well to the cayenne treatment. This includes arthritis, rheumatism, postoperative pain and pains caused by the peripheral neuropathy associated with diabetes.
The eugenol, a cinnamon compound, has antiseptic, anti-bacterial, soothing and anti-cancer properties. One study has proven that the eugenol has killed the cervical cancer cells and has increased the efficiency of chemotherapy.
Lemon juice is also excellent in regulating the blood sugar level and it has an alkaline effect for the body, as it also balances the pH levels.
Reduces Belly Fat
According to a study published in 2009, using cayenne pepper in your dishes can increase the fat and calories burning rate and can also reduce the belly fat.