Surely you have heard about a lot of diets which you can try and they can have an effect on your body weight. One of the most famous diets that you must have heard of are the water diets. ‘Drink more water, water is healthy’- they say. However, there is a diet with a type of water and that is the Alkaline Water.
Therefore, the diet is called the alkaline diet. If you have not heard of it, we are here to inform you about it.
Before we talk about the recipe let’s start by explaining why is alkaline important for your health. Namely, the foods that you consume may have an alkaline effect or an acidic effect on your body after the body metabolizes them. The acidic effect is the negative effect on your body. In fact, if you your body is too acidic, it means that you are at a higher risk of digestive problems, fatigue, weight gain, and more.
Moreover, acidosis is triggered by foods that you consume every day, the stress you might experience and many other environmental toxins. Thus, if the environment in your body is too acidic for a long period of time, your healthy cells might become toxic, or what is worse, cancerous.
What all of this means is that the alkaline effect is good for your body, and alkaline itself, plays an important part in your health.
Maintaining Good Overall Health with Alkaline
It was actually discovered by Dr. Otto Warburg, who received a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1931 that 90-95% of all kinds of cancer were triggered by acidic environment. He also discovered that cancer has difficulty growing and expanding in a body that is alkaline (if the pH is about 7.36).
As a result, researchers have tested different pH levels of different foods and beverages and the impact they have on the human body.
Thus, the pH scale of alkaline runs from 0-14 ( 14 is the most alkaline, 0 is the most acidic, and 7 is neutral). The human body needs a slight alkaline environment and the optimal number would be 7.4 for good health. However, we have to bear in mind that different systems and organs thrive in different pH levels.
For example, the skin has a pH of 5, and the saliva has a pH of 6.5-7.o. The digestive tract has a pH that varies from 1.5 to 7.0. It all depends mainly on the food you consume.
Acidosis or over-acidity has actually been associated with the development of osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases.
Is Your Body too Acidic?
So, by far we have learnt that our body has to be more alkaline than acidic in order to be healthy. Thus, it is very important to check this. All you have to do is use a simple pH paper to do a saliva test. However, this is very noticeable, too. If you experience these symptoms, it probably is acidic.
- Chronic fatigue
- Inability to get enough air
- Easily running out of breath
- Muscle cramps and pain after walking short distances
Furthermore, if your pH levels drop, your body tries to create homeostasis or it tries to keep the optimal pH balance by accumulating the highly acidic substances in certain body organs like your kidneys, liver, and lungs. This will help your body to keep an optimal pH of 7.35-7.45.
This is all due to the fact that the highly acidic substances will start attacking your healthy cells sooner or later and they will become damaged, toxic and sick. Nevertheless, if you do not take care of this problems, the cells may grow uncontrollably and spread to other organs.
This means that you will have to find a way to fight this problem. Which is the reason we are all here today.
How to Fight Acidosis
As we talked about diet, we have to say that it might be the greatest culprit for chronic acidosis due to the fact that it includes processed foods, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine. These types of food or drinks have a lot of growth hormones in them, they also have additive and pesticides and they can be too acidic for your body.
Beside the fact that you should add changes in you diet, you should also drink alkaline water. Alkaline water is a great natural way to fight acidosis. What it does to your body is provide it with everything it needs to create homeostasis and prevent diseases. All you have to do is follow this simple recipe.
- 1 large glass jar (You should use a glass jar since plastic may possess impurities and chemicals, which are acidic to your body.)
- 1 tbsp. of Himalayan salt (You can find it at any health food store.)
- 2l of purified water (You should use water that is not loaded with additives and chemicals.)
- 1 lemon (Make sure you use organic lemons since they are not loaded with pesticides and toxins.)
First of all, put the water in the jar. Then, wash the lemon thoroughly and then slice it. Afterwards, wash the lemon and remove the peel. Then, add the Himalayan salt and cover the jar. Just let it sit at room temperature for 24 hours. Finally, you can consume the water. Just drink 3 glasses before breakfast. You can also consume it during the day, too.
What this water will do is make your brain more alert and your skin clearer. You will notice a great difference in the way you will feel. However, do not forget to make some changes in your diet. Please avoid sugar, processed foods, alcohol and sugar and drink the water regularly. In this way you will achieve great health improvement and your body will thank you.