Alkaline body is a healthy body. You have probably heard how important it is to keep your body as alkaline as possible, which means maintaining your body’s pH between 7.35 and 7.45. But do you really understand why is this so important? We will try to explain it in a very simple way along 10 easy ways to achieve an alkaline body’s pH which equals to a healthier you.
The body’s pH mostly depends on what you eat, but also on your life’s quality (stress, exercise etc). Your diet is definitely most important factor and even slightest change in eating habits can change the pH. Having an alkaline body will keep away diseases – like cancer and AI – as they can’t exist in a fully alkalised system. So it’s simple, balancing the pH of your body will provide your body with a level of nutrition that it can use to maintain optimal health. An overly acidic body provides a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and disease. A body full of fast foods, drugs, GMOs, and non-organic food won’t b able to fight them so what we have to do is make a change starting right now. There are so many ways to alkalize your body, eating an alkaline diet being the most important. All you need to do is to try to eat raw food as much as you can, avoid processed foods (including sugar and salt) and reduce the stress levels.
Here is a great way to start alkalizing your body, by simply following these 10 easy steps that will help you be healthier and happier.
Start Your Day With Lemon Water
Here is a start to a healthier you! Start removing acids from your body by drinking a mix of the juice of half an organic lemon with two teaspoons of raw honey and eight ounces of warm water. Make sure this is the first thing you take in the morning and do not warm the drink. Now, you must think lemons are acidic but they actually have the opposite effect on your body as it metabolizes them.
Have 5+ Serves and 5 Colors of Veg and Fruit Each Day
Green, red, yellow, orange, purple, blue, brown… make sure you include at least 5 serves of colorful vegetables and fruits every day. They have the power to sustain the body’s pH on a daily basis. Oh, and have in mind that potatoes don’t count! Greens are among the best sources of alkaline minerals, like calcium so prepare yourself a large salad spiced with lemon juice and olive oil. As for fruits, almost all of them are alkaline, especially apples, apricot, avocado, blackberries, blackcurrants, cherries, cranberries, currants, dates, figs, grapes, lemons, limes , mangoes, melon, olives, oregano, papaya, peaches, pears, raspberries, redcurrants etc.
Drink Lots and Lots of Water
Your organism needs a lot of water to flush the system of waste. But how much water is enough? Well, it is quite simple – drink in ounces, 50 percent of your weight in water every day. This means that if you weigh 150 pounds you should drink around 75 ounces of water on daily basis. Try adding zeta crystals and 1 level tbsp. of baking soda per gallon to your water to make the alkalizing process work faster.
Try to Avoid Sugar as Much as You Can
One of the most acidic things to the body is sugar. An excess of sugars in the body will most definitely lead to a disease. So, if you want an alkaline body you must try to avoid sugars as much as you can. And when we say sugars we mean all sugars, even those in fruits. We know it is hard to give up desserts or soda, but have in mind that you need over 30 glasses of neutral water just to neutralize the acidity of ONE can of soda.
Eat Something Raw With Every Meal
Try to have something raw along most of your meals to make a balance and keep your body alkaline. It is easier than you think – add baby spinach over your toast for breakfast or simply prepare a breakfast smoothie made with raw ingredients, add cucumber, radish or mesclun to your sandwich for lunch, top your soup, rice or pasta with lots of fresh with sprouts, parsley, grated carrot or beetroot and have a slice raw fruit and drizzle with tahini, macadamia butter or chopped raw chocolate for a dessert. Yummy!
Use Less Salt for Seasoning Your Food
Just as sugar, processed salt is very acidic so first of all replace it with sea salt or Himalayan salt. They are more alkaline as they contain more minerals. You can also use substitutes like herbs, spices, lemon, vinegar, tamarind, pomegranate molasses, chilli, wasabi, wine, tomato, stock etc. All of these will give your meal a salty favor.
Reduce Your Dairy Intake
There is a huge dilemma about this and although dairy is slightly alkaline it is also it is highly mucous causing. Actually, it comes down to how well you react to dairy and of course the type of dairy you take. Raw organic milk can be beneficial, but most processed dairy will definitely make your body more acidic. Cheese included, sorry. Try almond or other nut milks and cheeses instead, they are always the healthier and more alkaline choice. And they taste so good!
Take Supplement with Digestive Enzymes
Alkalizing your body is a long process that includes changing your eating and living habits. Taking appropriate digestive enzyme supplements will get things started in the best way possible. Why are digestive enzymes important? Let’s just say that good digestion prolongs life. If our diet is at least 70% raw than all is fine, but with all the processed foods we are consuming we are wasting our natural enzymes which in turn enlarges and harms our digestive organs especially the pancreas.
The Benefits of Baking Soda, Cream of Tartan and Apple Cider Vinegar
There are simple and easy ways too alkalize your body like taking one to two teaspoons of baking soda mixed with an eight ounce glass of water daily (avoid this if you have high blood pressure) or drinking one or two glasses of organic apple cider vinegar and water daily. Another great way to alkalize your body is to mix one to two teaspoons cream of tartar with eight ounces of water. Cream of tartar is overall beneficial for you as it helps with nausea, relieve a headache or overcome shock. It also tastes very refreshing, just do not sweeten it.
Less Stress, More Exercise
You already know that stress is your worst enemy. Stress and unhappiness result in a disease so try to reduce stress as much as you can. You are the only one who can change your life and make it better. Exercise can really help in reducing stress and removing acidic waste products from your body. Even taking a brisk walk will help your body eliminate them. Try yoga and meditation as they are beneficial both for the body and the mind. So, choose your favorite type of exercise and start right now. You will instantly feel better.