Friday, January 18, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Detox Water

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It's a pretty common idea that if you want to improve your diet and eating habits, you should cut out caloric beverages. Drinking calories makes it far too easy to lose track of what you're really consuming, and when we've been doing it for years it can be hard to consider what a big difference cutting it out could make.

I've been drinking my 8 glasses (or more) of water daily for a while now, but I always had Diet Coke as my crutch. While I still roll my eyes when people go into the whole "diet soda is just as bad as regular soda" thing, and I know drinking it every now and then isn't going to kill me, I do realize that I'm better off without it.

The problem is that I think it's crazy to expect people to ONLY drink water every single day. I'm an American and I need some flavor. That's where this detox water comes in.

This water recipe will help clean up your system and even help your body burn calories more efficiently. That old rule "the more water you drink, the less you retain" is absolutely right, and drinking this apple cinnamon water will speed up the process of cutting water weight.

You will need:
A large pitcher
Fuji apples
Cinnamon sticks (powdered works too, I used about one teaspoon)
Ice
Water
*Update* Somebody suggested a squeeze of lemon to keep the apples fresher!

Oops, I only had powdered cinnamon! :)
This recipe has a 1:1:1 ratio, meaning you'll need 1 fuji apple and 1 cinnamon stick for 1 pitcher of water. With that said, you can leave the same apple and cinnamon stick in the pitcher for up to three days while refilling the water.

Slice a fuji apple and toss the slices into the pitcher with the cinnamon stick. Cover with ice, then fill the pitcher with water and allow it to set in the fridge for 15 minutes before drinking. Enjoy it throughout the day in the place of any juice or soda you would normally have!



106 comments:

  1. Why use ice when it will be cold from the refrigerator? Why Fuji apples?

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    1. Ice will make it much colder than your refrigerator will, unless you keep your fridge extremely cold.

      Apples in general have great detoxifying benefits because their alkalinity removes the toxins that come with high-protein foods, so if you have a high-protein diet it's always a good idea to be chomping on apples as well. Fuji apples specifically have one of the best carb/fiber/protein ratios (high carbs, HIGH fiber, very low protein) out of all the types of apples, giving you maximum detox benefits. Hope that helps!

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    2. Doesn't it also help your metabolism to drink water at or near room temperature?

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    3. Its actually better to drink colder water for your metabolism because your stomach and body needs to heat up the water to digest it properly, so your body will burn more calories by heating up cold water than drinking warm or room temperature water.

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    4. Actually, according to Chinese herbal medicine, it's better to drink fluids at room temperature. It allows digestion to progress more efficiently. Think of it this way - you eat something, then drink cold fluids. Any fats/oils will thicken, hampering digestion. Warm fluids keep the fats liquid, facilitating passage through the stomach and aiding digestion.

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    5. I will try it.. then let everyone know when I start to lose weight.........

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    6. how does the juice from the apple get into the water?

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    7. Think of it as a tea bag in water.

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    8. The "drinking cold water after a meal will harden the fats" is pure bunk. Do you really think that food that's essentially in a 98.6 degree oven is going to harden for long enough from a splash of cold water to hamper digestion? By the time cold water hits your stomach it's already beginning to warm, and within a minute or so it's body temperature.

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    9. Ice in any detox water is used as a weight, to keep the fruit down, so it infuses the water better. You're supposed to put your fruit and any other ingredients in before doing the ice. Then, fill the ice almost to the top and then the water.

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    10. This recipe is for daily hydration and detox not a beverage with meals anyhow. Drinking anything with or soon after a meal is not good for digestion. To properly digest your food, enzymes need to break it down,starting with the saliva when you chew your food, then additional enzymes and acids complete the breakdown in order to pass the food out of the stomach. diluting any of that process with unnecessary fluid is counter productive. Just like swimming wait 30 minutes after eating.

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  2. Love this idea! Thanks!

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  4. does the cinnamon have a health benefit or is it just for flavor? Im on day 2 of this, I found that because im not home enough to refill from the pitcher I put half and apple and a cinnamon stick in my water bottle and bring it around with me. The apples yesterday lasted about 5 hours till it started tasting funky, why do you think that is?

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    1. It could be because it isn't cold, keeping the apple 'fresh'.

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    2. Cinnamon is great for regulating blood sugar levels.

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    3. Cinnamon is suppose to reduce cholesterol
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      http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-surprising-health-benefits-of-cinnamon.html?page=2
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    4. Cinnamon has been shown in studies to help regulate blood sugar...if you are doing a detox, keeping your blood sugar levels even will keep cravings and side effects of detox(headaches etc) at bay...

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    5. However, be aware that too much cinnamon can damage your liver. The active ingredients in cinnamon are cinnamaldehyde, flavonoids and coumarin. The typical recommended dose is 1 to 4 grams daily of ground cinnamon and 0.05 to 0.02 grams daily of cinnamon oil daily, according to New York University.

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  5. Try boiling the apple and cinnamon stick first

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  6. there is something about cinnamon that makes it easy to loose weight if we drink it daily. Like drinking Tea!

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    1. Cinnamon regulates your blood sugar.

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  7. Very informative and trustworthy blog.

    When you use this diet will be more effective is to eat foods rich in protein and indigestion.You also can eat meat, eggs and milk.It is also important to avoid difficult to the stomach

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  8. if you boil the apples and cinnamon stick wouldnt that remove the important stuff from them??

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  9. if using powdered cinnamon, how much ?

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  11. I heard this will help you lose weight as well. is this true or not. can someone let me know.

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    1. I have been drinkin' Apple Cinnamon Water now for 4wks & I have not lost any weight, but I do have alot of energy of which I didn;t have before.

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    2. I've only drank the water for 2 weeks and ate salad and never exercised and went from 305lbs too 284lbs, I wad stunned, dont be let down, if you dont lose wieght quivkly.. but with exercise and healthy eating im Positive you'll lose alot of wieght and be confident

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  12. Can you eat the apples from the water ??

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  13. Does this help you lose weight as well ?

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  14. heard the bit about the weight loss too- will try thisps love the pic of you and your man...is that mistletoe in his hand..cute!

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    1. Thank you! It's from last christmas, hopefully we'll get some new ones this year :)

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  15. couldn't help but notice the powdered cinnamon and the measuring spoon......how much would you use of the powered?? Would it be just as effective??

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  16. I just searched for the equivalent of 1 cinnamon stick and you can substitute 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon as a replacement for one cinnamon stick.

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    1. That sounds like a good measurement! I had trouble finding just the right amount. Have you tried the 1/2 teaspoon? Let me know how it goes!

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  17. I added fresh lemon juice to help keep the apple "fresh" and it adds a little tang to the water, too. I don't think there is any specific amount you need to add...I did it to suit my taste. Lemon juice is also good for you just like apples and cinnamon :)

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    1. Great suggestion! I'm going to try that next time I make it. Thanks!

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    2. Freshly squeezed lemon is a good addition. The liver is the primary organ for breaking down fat and making it available to burn for fuel. The problem is the fat receptors get clogged over time. lemon breaks the bond and clears the liver to get on with doing its job. Any weight loss plan should include regular doses of fresh lemon juice.

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  18. This is awesome! Just a note that most the powdered cinnamon we buy at the store doesn't help and isn't great for us (however is a good insect repellant!). A good key: if it floats, it isn't good. You want to use "true" cinnamon - cinnamon verum or ceylon cinnamon. You can find it online or at a natural food store. :)

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  19. I'm trying to lose weight and I came across this. I just used a regular apple, that should be okay? This is perfect for fall :)

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  20. cant wait to try my apple and cinnamon water, i start my diet 2mrw lets hope i lose alot more weight than expected!!! will let you know when i start seeing results

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  21. "I'm American and need flavour" ?? Hmmmm no wonder you guys have problems with your health! I do only drink water every day and thank my lucky stars I have access to clean and healthy water.

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    1. My thoughts exactly.

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  22. What size pitcher do you use? This looks very small, like a quart.

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  26. thank you for the recipe :) i have cinnamon powder too and all the recipes about apple-cinnamon detox water uses cinnamon sticks :( i don't want to rush to the supermarket to buy cinnamon sticks :( you're such a lifesaver :D thanks so much <3

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  27. Water and water foods are trump card for the weight loss. If you drink 3 glasses of water at morning with empty stomach, you can easily control your weight because drinking water with the empty stomach helps a lot to burn the fat. Water foods such as green tea, coffee, citrus fruits juices, and green vegetables soups are also excellent for the weight loss. I know something about this same information, to know you can click here or νisit mу website .

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  28. I just started using this for energy, cause I don't have any, I brought a concept 2 rowing machine to lose weight, and don't have the energy to use it. A nice lady at the YMCA were i take my son swimming told me to use this for energy + weight loss. She said she lost 25 lbs in either 7 or nine months. I paid $945 for that machine and i need to get my fat ass on it too lose weight for the up coming summer months, people are losing 11 lbs. to 25 lbs. per months on those machines, and they are low impact. I'm also going to include kettle bells swings with my routine, for max. benefits, No loose skin with the kettle bell swings, they tighten up everything, really fast..... Mrs. Bernie Madoff

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  29. I made a gallon of this stuff and just added more than one cinnamon stick. I had everything at home except the apples so after I read this detox on a friends post on Facebook I decided to go get Fuji apples. The post of Facebook just said apples well I prefer Fuji apples over any apples. I will sometimes go for gala apples as well. I am glad I picked the right apples for this detox. Let's see how this works!!

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  30. I drink this hot - as a tea, it tastes really good. Do you think it has the same benefits as drinking it cold?

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  31. Well can anyone who has tried it post before and after pics because im am 428 lbs and I have more energy than a jack rabbit I don't need energy I need to know if its gonna actually work before I actually try it and im only 4'10"

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  32. How many glasses of this water should o drink a day or should it be the whole pitcher?

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  33. If the pitcher of water equals about 8 glasses a water. That is what we should consume in a day.

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  34. Drank this for a month (2 gallons a day, mixed with 1 gallon of plain water to keep myself hydrated ) of course with exercise and changing the way I ate and I didnt notice a change really just now that its a habit to drink this instead of soda or sweet tea (a Texas must) and my kids love to eat the watered down apples and suck on the cinnamon

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  36. I want to try this because I hear that apple cinnamon metabolism water is highly recommended by Dr. Oz. It is simple to prepare and tastes delicious! I hope you love it as much as I do. Apple Cinnamon Metabolism Water will boost your Metabolism with the combination of cinnamon and apples, it has really been working for me. I added sliced fresh ginger root to mine too. It gives it just another health boost! Thank you for your courage in sharing your post.

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  37. It's ok to substitute raw apple cider vinegar in place of the apples.....

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  40. I drink two 33.8 oz bottle of water may be 3 for a full 8 hr work day with nothing in it. I drink water when I wake up. The apple cinnmond sounds like a nice change. I also like the lemons and water.

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  43. One can make vegetable juice smoothies which have less sugar and are delicious at the same time. Grapefruit juice which contains vitamin c is an excellent option for detoxifying the natural toxins from our body naturally.
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  45. So do I have to make this fresh each time or how many times can I feel this up before I need to switch.

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  47. Is it really required of ice, as it doesn't suit me and i get catch of cold, I drink water of room temp. pls suggest

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  49. My roommate and I decided to give this a try and I am literally addicted! I actually use a whole Granny Smith apple in mine along with the cinnamon stick and change out the apple and cinnamon stick in the pitcher every morning when I wake up. Now I don't know about anyone else, but ever since I started drinking this, I have had A LOT more energy than I used to. I told a few friends about this as well and after drinking it throughout the day, they said they have a lot more energy too. Although i'm not sure if this will actually help you lose weight, I certainly have dropped a few pounds after I started drinking this. I started making this 3 weeks ago and I thought i would go ahead and weigh myself to see if this "miracle drink" could actually help with my weight loss. Well sure enough, I stepped on the scale today and i was almost 7 POUNDS lighter than I was when I first started the drink! Like i said before-I'm in college so I don't have the BEST drinking and eating habits but I try to eat as best as I can Sunday-Thursday while sipping on this detox drink throughout the day! I STRONGLY encourage this!!!

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  50. halu! i'm having a hard time finding cinnamon sticks nowadays, is it okay if i use cinnamon bark instead?

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  52. I began drinking apple and cinnamon water today (February 13, 2014) to maintain a healthy blood sugar, to gain energy, and to lose a few pounds. Is it okay to eat the apple on the third day? I will let you know how it goes.

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  57. do this make you poop or pee alot?

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  58. Holy cow this looks really easy!!! All the detox water recipes I've seen are all kinds of weird ingredients, like weird tea bags & such. But thanks I'm gonna try this! :)

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  59. Hi Kelly i found your post very useful and informative, i like it and i'm really going to use this method of apple cinnamon water. Thanks.
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  61. I think I put in to much cinnamon. I used 1 tsp but it looks much different from yours. Your water is clear while mine is all brown. Should I put less cinnamon?

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  62. Does it matter what kind of water?

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  67. I don't get it..do you leave the pitcher in the refrigerator for 3 days or you just leave it in the refrigerator for 15 mins before you drink it or both?

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  68. do i have to use Fuji apples only or will any apple do

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  69. ok well im a 46 yrs old n my weight is 206 now i drink lemons and water all day it helps me some what with not wanting a coke but ive been wanting to try this out and i bought everything last night so today i will start drinking this water

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  71. I think I put in to much cinnamon. I used 1 tsp but it looks much different from yours. Your water is clear while mine is all brown. Should I put less cinnamon?

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  73. Hey kelly, adding Cinnamon with Apple is a great combo. Cinnamon is also increasing the taste of juice. Your recipe that you have shared with us is really very nice. Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  74. I don't think drinking cold water help me lose weight. Many people believe that drinking cold water burns more calories than room-temperature water—and while that may be technically true, the difference in calorie burn is minuscule, at best.
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