What Does it Mean to Alkalize Your Body?
Alkalizing your body means reducing the acidity in your body. If you remember the pH chart of 0 to 14, 0 is pure acid and 14 is pure alkaline, with 7 being neutral. A healthy human body is slightly alkaline, with the ideal pH being 7.3-7.4.
Why You Should Alkalize Your Body
When the body is at its ideal pH of 7.3-7.4, it is more resistant to diseases. In an alkalized state, your body is able to perform better in metabolism, energy production, detoxification, immune function, brain and cognitive function, healthy cell division, cardiac function, and musculoskeletal functions.
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8 Best Ways to Alkalize Your Body
1. Drink Lemon Water
Although lemons are acidic, they actually alkalize your body. When your body digests and processes lemon juice, it alkalizes and detoxifies your body.
The best way to start your morning is with a glass of room-temperature lemon water. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon to 8 oz of water and drink first thing in the morning.
Limes are also alkalizing. Add limes to your drinks, salads, fruits, and whatever else you like. Try squeezing some lime juice over fresh watermelon.
2. Eat Your Greens
Green foods, rich in chlorophyll are alkalizing and detoxifying. They’re also full of fiber which helps to grab and remove toxins and acid wastes from your body. Greens are also high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
- Eat fresh greens in salads.
- Blend fresh or frozen greens into your smoothies.
- Add dried greens to water, juice or smoothies.
3. Eat Less Meat and Dairy
Animal proteins are highly acidic. If you’re old enough to remember the slogan, “milk does a body good”, it’s time to remove that programming from your subconscious.
Dairy foods are also mucus-forming which increases acidity and slows down detoxification.
Switch to plant-based milks like almond, flax, or oat. Be sure to carefully read labels and avoid plant-based milks with fillers, preservatives and chemical toxins.
4. Move Your Body
Find enjoyable ways to exercise and move your body often. Movement stimulates your lymphatic system which is responsible for mobilizing toxic and acidic wastes from your body.
Proper breathing that is enhanced by exercise alkalizes the body.
Movement stimulates your digestive system which helps to move toxic and acidic waste from your body via stool.
5. Meditation and Mindfulness
Deep breathing and stillness alkalize your body. Quieting and calming your mind have immense health benefits.
Stress causes acidity in the body. Using meditation, mindfulness and other stress-reducing activities will help to lower acidity and alkalize your body.
6. Take Alkalizing Supplements
Liquid chlorophyll is a concentrated source of plant-based chlorophyll. It has detoxifying and alkalizing benefits. Add a few drops to water to cleanse, detoxify and alkalize your body. If the taste is too strong for you, try adding it to a stronger flavor drink like grapefruit juice. Or take it in a veggie cap.
Activated charcoal is a strong detoxifier. It grabs on to toxins and acidic wastes in your digestive system and escorts them out of your body. If you’re new to using activated charcoal, start slowly. It’s powerful. It can also cause bloating as it absorbs the toxins. Be sure to drink lots of water and eat lots of fiber-rich foods to help keep things moving. You might even want to try a natural laxative to make sure things move along quickly. Try aloe water, aloe juice, or senna. If you want something more powerful, try Oxy Powder.
7. Avoid Sugar and Artificial Sugar Substitutes
Sugar is highly acidic and toxic to the body. Sugar-filled sodas are extremely acidic to the body. Don’t be fooled and think diet sodas are better for you. Artificial sugar substitutes are very toxic and can cause great harm to your body.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with naturally sweet foods like fresh fruits, dates, sweet potatoes, raw honey and maple syrup.
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8. Use Baking Soda
On the pH scale, baking soda is 14, purely alkaline. Baking soda has a long history of medical and health benefits. In recent years, the natural healing powers of baking soda have been suppressed. Something as simple and inexpensive as baking soda is not profitable to the medical and pharmaceutical industry.
Baking soda has very powerful alkalizing and detoxification benefits. You can mix a small amount of baking soda into a glass of water for fast results. You can also absorb baking soda through your skin with a baking soda bath. Just add a cup or two to your tub and soak for at least 20 minutes. You can amplify the results by also adding Epsom salts. The magnesium in Epsom salt helps to open your pores so the baking soda can enter more easily. Of course, you can enhance your overall experience and health benefits by adding your favorite essential oils to your bath. A favorite combination is lavender and eucalyptus for a spa-like experience.
Resources and Further Reading to Help You Alkalize Your Body
Comprehensive guide to help you learn how to optimize your pH balance for health, vitality, anti-aging, and so much more.
Green for Life includes the latest information on the abundance of protein in greens, the benefits of fiber, the role of greens in homeostasis, the significance of stomach acid, how greens make the body more alkaline, and more. Delicious green smoothie recipes included.
This book is truly life-changing. Learn how a simple, inexpensive natural element can have immense health benefits for you and your family.
If you prefer audiobooks, check out, Sodium Bicarbonate: Nature’s Unique First Aid Remedy by Mark Sircus
The China Study is the most comprehensive guide to understanding the protein myth. This is another life-changing book that details the deception in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, the farming industry, and the government to keep you consuming unhealthy foods. This book is based on tons of scientific evidence and is proof you can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes just by changing your diet.