Alkalinizing For Wellness
Rid Your Body of Over-Acidic State
With 6 out of 10 American adults overweight and acidic, they are not aware that many of the foods they regularly consume negatively affect their alkaline body balance. The human body is a natural alkaline environment but eating an overly acidic diet, affects the body’s healthy pH balance making it susceptible for illness and disease.
The body has a normal pH level at 7.35 to 7.45 and when the acidity is high, it results to sickness and diseases. You will notice that people who have high acidity levels also have dry skin and develop colds and flu symptoms often. High acidity is caused by factors such as eating acidic foods like processed foods and meat, stressful environments and lack of oxygen.
Below are the top 10 Secrets To Alkalizing Your Body, balancing your body's natural pH level.
The best way to support a healthy acidic-alkaline balance within the body is to consume diet that is composed of 50% to 80% alkaline foods. Limiting acidic foods to less than half of one’s diet will improve acid-alkaline balance.
Alkalizing Secret #1
Drink Pure Water – Pure water meaning water that is filtered, distilled water or reverse osmosis. Alkaline water has a pH over 7.5 and has added oxygen to help neutralize acids. A simple way to alkalize your water is with a dash of baking soda. There are also wonderful alkalizing agents you can purchase to buffer and alkalize the water.
TIP: Drink a minumum of 7 ounces of water for every 10 lbs of your body weight. If you weigh 130lbs, you need to drink a minimum of 91 ounces of pure water (that’s about 3 liters).
Avoid: Coffee, black tea and sodas – These drinks are highly acidic and DO NOT count towards your daily water intake.
Alkalizing Secret #2
Eat Celery - One of the most alkaline foods you can eat, celery quickly neutralizes acids. Celery is so high in water content that is also works as an excellent thirst quencher and is improves digestion.
TIP: Eat celery before, after or during a meal.
Drink Organic Super Greens - Organic super greens are known to be some of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. They infuse the body with easily absorbed vitamins, minerals, amino acids chlorophyll, enzymes, phytonutients and alkaline salts that help neutralize acids in the blood and tissues.
TIP: Drink a green smoothie or take green supplements daily.
Alkalizing Secret #3
Eat Green Salads – Always have a green salad on hand. Some greens that have the highest water content are: cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, celery, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, cauliflower, carrots, and onions. A great dressing would be cold pressed extra virgin olive oil with some lemon juice.
TIP: Eat a HUGE salad with every meal!
Alkalizing Secret #4
Avoid Dairy - Milk is for babies! Cows milk produces mucous in the human body. Few adults metabolize the protein, casein, in cow’s milk properly because it is for the cow's health, not a human's. Todya, most dairy cows in the USA are injected with sex hormones (Bovine Growth Hormone) to increase their milk production having horrific, accumulative side effects when consumed.
TIP: Almond, soy and or rice milk are excellent alternatives to dairy.
Alkalizing Secret #5
Avoid artificial sweeteners - NutraSweet, Sucralose, Aspartame, Saccharin are these acidic they also have other highly detrimental effects on the nervous system and neurological disease. Saccharin even tells you right on the package that it may cause cancer.
TIP: A natural sugar substitute that has had no reported side effects is Stevia.
Alkalizing Secret #6
Eat a grapefruit in the AM. Grapefruit, similar to lemons, are alkalizing and some people believe it to be a miracle fruit. Eat one first thing in the morning, and wait fifteen minutes before eating a carbohydrate or protein giving your system time to digest.
TIP: Eat a grapefruit first thing in the morning.
Alkalizing Secret #7
Eliminate red meat, pork, lamb consumption. Substitute chicken, turkey or fresh fish in small quantities. Red meats, pork and lamb are highly acidic a very low water content, not to mention being hard on the digestive system.
TIP: If you must have meat protein, opt for chicken or turkey or wild fresh fish.
Alkalizing Secret #8
Reduce stress daily - Add yoga, tai chi, meditation, proper breathing and meditation. Stress increases the acid level in your body. When the body moves into stress mode the digestive system shuts down and toxins cease to be eliminated. Thus the more toxins you keep in your system, the more the body will store them away (acids) in fat cells!
TIP: Calming the mind, emotions and body will increase the body's alkalinity.
Alkalizing Secret #9
Drink fresh coconut juice, eat fresh coconut meat and cook with its oil. Coconuts are a miracle food. The health benefits of coconuts are numerous and it is known to kill fungus, bacteria and viruses. They expel parasites, offer a quick source of energy, boost stamina, improve digestion, food assimilation and bowel function, support tissue repair, aid immune function, dissolve kidney stones, promote weight loss and improve metabolism and so much more.
Alkalizing Secret #10
Minimize and avoid processed and refined foods including white flour, white sugar and food coloring. Our bodies do not digest these chemicals and therefore must:
1. Eliminate them (if you are not hydrating properly this is very hard to do) OR
2. Neutralize them by pulling alkaline buffers where from your bones leaching calcium, or from your blood, leaching iron. OR
3. Store them (in fat cells) causing weight gain.
TIP: Avoid anything 'white' in your diet.
Setting A New Course For Wellness
If you will start out by going down the list of tips and add one secret each day, there’s a tremendous possibility that you will be amazed with what you experience. Simply increasing the amount and type of water you drink can and often will be a HUGE shift in how you feel and gets better with time! And remember, the journey to perfection is work in progress.
Be Gentle With Yourself
For many people, these secrets represent a huge life change. Set a pace for yourself; be patient and gentle with your progress.