Lemon Vinegar Juice

“Lemon. Vinegar for slimming, for health?”

After one month of consumption of banana vinegar, I decided to switch I having lemon vinegar. Wasn’t sure which is more effective on loosing weight, but I knew they serve slightly different slimming purposes.

As banana vinegar helps more on blocking carbs by having the banana on site, the lemon vinegar helps in preventing constipation problem. Both help in slimming, in a way.

I have been taking this lemon vinegar for about 2 months now, none of the days had it stop me from going toilet smoothly. :D I read that it should even helps in getting rid of stubborn excreta in our bowel. So, do not be alarmed if you see very dark color stool.

In fact, I did slim down, with the effort of dieting and exercising, liked I mentioned before. If you ask me, I think it at least helps me feel lighter, psychologically. :)

I ain’t expert. Personally, I just thought it has no harm drinking. Just take it as a healthier lemon drink, if you liked.

It’s easy to make this beverage juice.

Yield 1.8l Glass Jar
5 large fresh lemons
400ml of apple cider vinegar (or any fruit vinegar or even white rice vinegar)
400g of brown rock sugar (mini rocks type)

(1) Rub salt on each lemon. Leave them for about an hour and rinse. Dry lemons completely with kitchen towel.

(2) Clean and dry a large air-tight glass jar completely before use.

(3) Slice lemons on a completely dry chopping board and knife. Hands must be dry, too, when handling the ingredients. Deseed along the process, if desired.

(4) Now, arrange a layer of lemon slices in the jar, followed by laying a layer of rock sugar. Then, place another layer of lemon slices, followed by another layer of rock sugar. Repeat step till whole jar is filled. Pour vinegar until 90% full, or the top layer of lemon/ rock sugar is covered.

(5) Close the jar old and leave it at cool & dry place (or refrigerator) for 2 weeks, before opening the jar to start consuming one tablespoon every morning once woke up (before brushing teeth). You may dilute a tablespoon of the lemon vinegar into water to drink.

For a start, you may want to make half the portion size instead. Get a 1l jar and everything halves, or until it’s filled.

Tips: If you have weak stomach or gastric issue, take it only 10min after meal.
* Use mini rock sugar cubes for convenience. If you only have the large lumps of rock sugar, do crush it before use.
* Any vinegar will do. I used distilled white vinegar the first time, and apply vinegar the second.
* Glass jar with lid (Air-tight) is available at Ikea for only S$3.90.

Banana Vinegar (香蕉醋)

“Good sharing on dieting ideas”

Talking about dieting…. The vinegar dieting is back on demand! Heating up again gradually…. I am one of the followers on this diet. One of my dieting methods, now.

I don’t think there are much scientific proof, besides having concrete findings that vinegar helps in body cleansing and detoxification (or similar effect). However, it does not equal to sure-successful weight lose effect. Only many (too many) hear-say that it helps a lot in slimming down, especially after the testimonial from one of the Japanese celebrity who lost 8kg in a month, many years ago. This vinegar diet has, then, become so popular and believing.

As for me, I buy the idea, not only from the believing hear-say. I think the theory behind sounds logic, in my opinion. It makes sense to me that vinegar works for losing weight purpose.

Well, I allow my intuition to guide me in my dieting program.

If you, too, wanna try it, here’s the making which I have been following in the past 3 weeks…

How does it taste? Effective?

It is very sourish. If drink without mixing with water or juice, it would be quite taxing for the throat and stomach. So, best to mix with water to drink up.

Oh well, it does curb appetite, for sure… You must be thinking reversely, but it’s true. Whenever I feel hungry, I will feel full for a long while, immediately after drinking it. Weight losing? Yes, I do. BUT, I do exercise, go on diet and take meal replacement. So…. :)

If not for weight lose, this banana vinegar drink is great for skin/ complexion and general health maintenance, too. At least, it is great as a dieting supplement. Oh yes, if you are suffering from constipation problem, please help yourself with this. :D

1 jar lasts for about 2 weeks
1 large banana (or about 100g), sliced into 14 slices
100g of Molasses sugar (Muscovado)
300-350ml of apple cider vinegar (or rice vinegar)

Place Molasses sugar in a clean and completely dry glass jar. Add apple cider or rice vinegar and stir a little with a dry spoon. Need not to stir till sugar completely dissolved. Simply stir to dissolve slightly as the overnight placement will lead the job. Finally, add sliced banana. Close lid and leave it overnight before consuming.

Direction: Take 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 banana slice before each meal. May take directly or mix in water or juice. For sensitive stomach, take only 10 minutes after each meal, instead.

I read that the Molasses sugar is unprocessed and offers plenty of nutrients that benefit to our health. Vinegar cleanses body while taking the banana as well helps to block the absorption of carbohydrate from food taken.

Tips: Use any fruit vinegar, distilled vinegar or rice vinegar.
* Use medium ripe banana. Banana will turn dark after soaking and it’s fine.
* Use Molasses or red sugar is fine, but try to avoid white refined sugar which doesn’t offer any health benefit.

Disclaimer: This is neither a medical research nor scientifically proven. Review was based on personal experience and opinion as well as online read-up. This post is meant for well sharing only. ***Take this drink at your discretion.