Did you know that our bodies can begin to heal in various ways when the body is alkalized? After a lot of research where I spent countless hours trying to determine why my body seemed to be fighting against me and all the beautiful plans I had for it – I began a journey centered around a question that permeated my mind, “How do I alkalize my body and begin to feel better?”.
I suffered from most of the items on the following list. If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you may want to consider trying to alkalize your body:
- Frequent urination
- Poor brain function/ brain fog
- Poor sleep
- Rapid, shallow breath/ difficulty holding breath
- Salt cravings
- Swelling and bloating
Due to environmental factors such as stress, pesticide-ridden crops, over-indulgence in sugary foods and drinks, air pollution, and more – acidity in our bodies is on the rise. Our poor diet choices lead to unhealthy lifestyles that impact our bodies in a very negative way. However, we can learn to alkalize our bodies by changing a lot of our destructive habits.
You’ll want to start by finding out if your body is pH balanced. You can do this by using a pH urine test that will test your body’s current pH level. Keep in mind though, there are other factors that can affect the results of your pH test. These include infections, bacteria, and dehydration.
Get pH Alkalized
Ideally, your food intake should consist of only 20% acidic foods. This includes things like refined carbohydrates, coffee, meat, and dairy. The rest of your diet should be alkaline foods.
1. Drink Alkaline Water: Water will typically have a pH of seven. Alkaline water will have a slightly higher pH. The increased number of minerals found in alkaline water increases its pH to eight or nine.
There have been a number of studies on the benefits of alkaline water for people suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. One study also suggests that drinking alkalized water may benefit those suffering from acid reflux by helping to deactivate the pepsin causing the condition.
2. Drink A Baking Soda and Water Mixture: This is one of the easiest ways to begin alakizing your body because it’s simple, inexpensive, and easy. You probably even have both ingredients in your kitchen at this moment. If not, baking soda is incredibly easy to grab at the grocery store or order online. For this, mix one teaspoon of natural baking soda with one cup of water. Try to consume this first thing in the morning to get your day started off right.
3. Eat Leafy Greens, and Sprouts: Leafy greens, and sprouts can help to alkalize your body. Be sure to get your daily intake of these natural, and healthy foods! Try them in a salad or blend them up and make a juice.
4. Drink Lemon Water: This is another simple and easy way to help your body get and keeps itself alkalized. Add this to your morning routine and drink it throughout your day. I simply add a bit of lemon water to my glass of water. I’ve seen others make and drink a gallon of lemon water each day. I’m not currently doing that – though I often drink half a gallon of lemon water each day. To make, squeeze fresh lemon juice into your glass of water. If you prefer more equal measurements, squeeze the juice of one whole lemon to one pint of water. I prefer to drink my lemon water through a straw. I also add a bit more lemon when I’m in the mood for the deliciously sour lemon taste.
You may be thinking, “Aren’t lemons acidic?”. Yes. Yes, they are. However, when they are consumed and enter the body, they metabolize and become alkaline. Yay!
5. Consume Green Drinks and Green Foods: You should consume foods that contain a high level of clorophyll such as chlorella, and spirulina. Juice of wheat grass and sprouted grains are a great source for alkalizing the body. When our body struggles to balance itself it will then sacrifice calcium to get this done. This means that taking foods that are rich in chlorophyll will help to increase bone mass.
This information should not be taken as medical advice. Always seek the advice of a medical professional, which Mom Fave is not.