Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe for Fasting: Thomas DeLauer

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Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe for Fasting: Thomas DeLauer…
Apple Cider Vinegar
Cream of Tartar
Pink Sea Salt
Lime Juice
Monk Fruit (optional)

Acetic Acid:
Apple Cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which is a synthetic carboxylic acid with antibacterial and antifungal properties. Acetic acid can increase your body’s absorption of important minerals from the foods you eat. This allows you to maintain mineral balance during your fasting period and absorb the proper minerals from meals prior. It also reduces glycemic and insulin responses to foods such as a starchy meal by delaying gastric emptying. Because it helps to control blood glucose levels (and in turn works to improve insulin sensitivity), it can also curb sugar cravings. With a balanced blood sugar level, you’re much less likely to experience intense, hard-to-resist sugar cravings throughout the day (1)

Apple cider Vinegar also contains polyphenols – Polyphenols act as a prebiotic-type substance, meaning that they increase the amount of healthy bacteria in the gut, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria strains. They also inhibit growth of potentially pathogenic bacteria. Catechin – a polyphenol – inhibits the proliferation of Clostridium histolyticum, a pathogenic bacteria (2)

Cream of Tartar:
Cream of tartar, also called potassium hydrogen tartrate, is an acidic natural byproduct of winemaking. Fasting can result in the loss of minerals, specifically potassium – low levels of potassium can result in high blood pressure problems. One teaspoon of cream of tartar = 495 mg of potassium. Potassium tends to decrease during longer period of fasting the fastest, especially if you’re working out. Cream of tartar provides a fairly bioavailable form of potassium rather than taking a potassium supplement.

Hypokalemia – low potassium:
Muscle weakness, fatigue and cramping are all associated with decreases in potassium, so essentially, by adding some potassium in to the mix, you can make your fast easier. (3)

Pink Himayalan Salt:
Consuming sea salt ensures that you maintain sufficient sodium levels, and this helps balance your sodium-potassium ratios. Sodium and potassium are two electrolytes that work together to ensure that there is proper fluid balance in your body’s cells as well as your blood plasma and extracellular fluid. They work together to make sure that the cell gets the water that it needs to continue the process of ion exchange between sodium and potassium in the cell utilizing Na/K ATPase to create energy. This will help maintain energy during your fast.

Lime Juice:
Limes contain flavonoid antioxidants known as flavonol glycosides. These antioxidants have been found to help protect against deadly bacteria such as cholera. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry saw that Liminoids, one of the components of limes induced levels of glutathione s – transferase which is what essentially helps bind to free radicals, aiding in the detoxification process. (4)

Monk Fruit:
The compounds that give it a sweet flavor (called mogrosides) are actually antioxidants.
Mogrosides are be able to protect tissues in the body from the damage of free radicals.
Monk fruit compounds actually exhibit beneficial anti-microbial properties that may help maintain proper bacterial balance. Extracts from the fruit and leaves have been shown to inhibit candida, streptococcus, and bacteria responsible for gum disease in the mouth.

1) acetic acid | CH3COOH – PubChem. (n.d.). Retrieved from

2) Interaction of dietary compounds, especially polyphenols, with the intestinal microbiota: a review. (n.d.). Retrieved from

3) Do Polyphenols Improve Your Gut Bacteria? (n.d.). Retrieved from

4) Electrolyte Fluid Balance. (n.d.). Retrieved from

5) Limonin Methoxylation Influences Induction of Glutathione S-Transferase and Quinone Reductase. (n.d.). Retrieved from

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Nadia H says:

Thomas, if I am doing a 24 -hour fast, will this drink break my fast?

Chris Bohannon says:

Trying this for the first time…right now…whoa buddy that is kind of hard to drink! It's easier to drink than just water and ACV though. I will edit later today after I eat to see if I notice any changes.

Frank Fun says:

Can I store this or do I have to make when I need it?

Lucas Vaz Porto de Andrade says:

The cream of tartar makes perfect sense now. I experience lots of cramps during fasting. That must be due to low potassium.

globalman says:

Urgent! Where can one find that lemon/lime press? I've searched two continents and never seen something so simple and perfect as the one you use. Cheers

logical fruit says:

Does Acv not have potassium in?

jason mills says:

Thanks again! Subscribed !

Ana Ituarte says:

Hi, I think I may be having too much Potassium in my cream of tartar. How would I know? Since I started eating it, I have rashes and have broken out all over my body. I love the taste and i feel better but… how much is too much?

jataun martin says:

Can cinnamon be added to this drink. I'm trying to help my diabetes. Thanks.

LetsGetHighOnMorris says:

I'm confused. Cream of tarter has 8 calories per 1/2 teaspoon. Why is that okay during my fast?

Dzul Dinie Ng says:

Talking about breaking fast.. Will drinking wheatgrass break fast?

Cnight_LDV says:

Do the Tea break the fast?

pamsvqh says:

Pearler of a drink, love it, love hearing your knowledge and love that it won't do my intermittent fast any harm. Thankyou for sharing and helping people through the keto lifestyle 😉

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