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The Only Vegan Detox Drink That Has Helped Me With My IBS

by | March 22, 2019

If there’s one detox drink I would recommend everyone to try at least once, it is this one.

I easily fall for detox drinks and it has a lot to with the IBS battle I fight every other day. I have an alternating type, which means my IBS has a mind of its own and loves waking me up in the morning with a surprise. If I have an important meeting, I’ll hundred per cent experience an unnerving sickening cramp in the abdomen that leaves me wishing for a way to fight the menace with every tooth and nail. And the one thing that has helped me significantly, apart from several other lifestyle changes, is this detox drink.

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The Only Vegan Detox Drink That Has Helped Me With My IBS

I have tried everything so far- green tea, chamomile tea, aloe vera juice, probiotics, and even natural muscle relaxers- but none helped me with my IBS- the way this drink did. Call it unproven science or ‘placebo’ effect, there are certain foods that can alleviate some symptoms of IBS, if not all. At least, I no longer feel bloated which is like half of the battle won.

This vegan detox drink helped me heal my digestive system like no other. The positive effects can be credited to apple cider vinegar, which has been proven to be beneficial for a lot of IBS patients. If you have excessive acidity or gastrointestinal reflux, please consult your doctor before starting.

Without much ado, let me get to the ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon unfiltered, raw, organic apple cider vinegar (must contain the ‘mother’)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 7-8 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon carom seeds
  • A pinch of Ceylon cinnamon powder
  • Stevia (optional- in case you cannot stand the sour taste of apple cider vinegar)
  • 2 glasses of water

Please note: it is essential to get unfiltered raw organic apple cider vinegar that still carries the mother. The mother is the colony of beneficial bacteria that helps improve the gut health. I tried with both variants- with mother and without, and would certainly say, I experienced better results with the former type.

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, boil 2 glasses of water with carom seeds, fennel seeds and 3-4 mint leaves till you’re left with one glass of water.
  2. Allow it to cool down. When it reaches the room temperature, add remaining mint leaves and chia seeds to leave overnight.
  3. Next morning, mix the mint- chia seeds- carom seeds- fennel seeds infused water with apple cider vinegar, stevia (optional), and cinnamon powder .
  4. Stir well and drink the entire concoction empty stomach. If you want, follow it up with another glass of water. Some people find ACV to taste a bit nasty.

Do you suffer from IBS? What remedies did you try and which one helped you? Let me know in the comments below.


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