Vinegar is rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that support blood circulation and optimal liver function. Your liver is your main detox organ, which helps to filter and excrete harmful toxins, metals and pesticides from the body that we are exposed to on a daily basis.
Drinking vinegar supports detoxification by cleansing the body’s lymph nodes to allow for better lymph circulation. A healthy lymphatic system is vital for breaking up mucus in the body, removing toxins from the cells within the body, and strengthening the immune system.
When our body becomes overloaded with toxins, from years of processed food, working in toxic environments and chronic stress, we can reach a “toxic overload” and it is hard for our liver to keep up, and we then may see a decline in our health. Often first with symptoms of poor digestion, low energy, acne and poor skin. A heavy toxic load can eventually wear on the body increasing the risk of inflammation and degenerative diseases such a cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Although vinegar is helpful for detoxification and reducing the risk of disease, it is most beneficial to the body when combined with an organic and natural foods diet as well as an active lifestyle.
References: Cook, Larry. (2005) The Beginner's Guide to Natural Living. Published by Ecovision Communications.