This powerful morning drink mixture is a great way to kickstart the day. It includes a combination of several ingredients that can help your body detox and supports overall digestion and gut health. This morning drink helps to cleanse and detox your liver, stimulate the digestive system and metabolism, reduce inflammation, boost your immune system and alkalize your blood for better health.
- 1 Large Glass Reverse Osmosis Filtered Water or Spring Water
- 1 or 2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
- ½ Lemon, Juiced
- 1 Tsp. Ginger Powder
- 1 Tsp Manuka Honey
- 5 Pumps of Candida Cleanse Tonic
- 1/8 Tsp. of Cayenne Pepper (optional)
How to Make
- Fill 1 Large Glass with Water
- Add 1-2 Tbsp. ACV
- Add ½ Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
- Add 1 Tsp. Ginger Powder
- Add ½ Tsp Manuka Honey
- Add 5 Pumps of Zuma Nutrition Candida Cleanse Tonic
- Add 1/8 Tsp of Cayenne Pepper (optional)
- Stir and enjoy!
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
ACV has many great health benefits. It has an action similar to hydrochloric acid (HCL), the acid in our stomach that breaks down food. This helps to encourage the secretion of gastric juices that help you digest food more easily and absorb nutrients better. ACV also helps reduce the impact of starches on your blood sugar and can even help turn on certain genes involved in breaking down fats. ACV is also effective for many with heartburn and acid reflux, in place of antacids.
Organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar contains a substance called “mother,” which consists of strands of proteins, enzymes, and friendly bacteria that give the product a murky appearance. These compounds have numerous benefits to health and immunity. Apple cider vinegar is also strongly antibacterial.
Lemon juice astringes and cleanses. Lemons are high in vitamin C, fiber, and numerous plant compounds. Their vitamin C content helps to remove excess free radicals and boost immunity, and their fiber content helps aid digestion. They also help to alkalize the body pH, which also has immune-boosting effects.
Ginger has a very long history of use as a medicinal herb and culinary spice. It helps aid digestion, reduce nausea, and helps fight the flu and common cold. Gingerol, the main bioactive compound in ginger, is responsible for much of ginger’s medicinal properties. Gingerol has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, and can help reduce oxidative stress, which is the result of having an excess of free radicals in the body.
Manuka honey has many health benefits. It is powerfully antibacterial and bacterial resistant, which means that bacteria shouldn’t be able to build up a tolerance to its antibacterial effects. Manuka honey also has potent antiviral benefits. Manuka honey attacking invading pathogens with a substance called MGO. Found in the nectar of some Manuka plants, this substance helps to improve immunity, prevent infection, and heal both minor and chronic wounds.
Candida Cleanse Tonic
Our Candida Cleanse Tonic uses 7 clinically-studied candida killing herbs that help eliminate Candida and return their population back to normal levels. Candida is a type of yeast that we all have in our gut microbiome. Ideally these yeasts cause us no issues. However, when Candida populations grow, they can invade other areas of our body and can trigger numerous health issues.
The herbs in our Candida Cleanse tonic have been shown to specifically kill Candida yeast, among other types of fungus, and can drastically reduce Candida populations, helping to restore balance in the gut. Our formula also uses a therapeutic extraction process to concentrate the active ingredients into a therapeutic liquid extract that is significantly more potent than regular tea powders or capsules.
Cayenne pepper can be added to this recipe for an additional kick of medicinal benefit. Cayenne pepper is a powerful herb with many uses. It increases cardiovascular health, improves circulation, and helps to kill of harmful pathogens in the gut. It is notoriously spicy, however, so add with caution!