The importance of PH within the body: Our bodies are primarily water based, the PH of which effects our health, chemistry, and ultimately disease. The following is a breakdown of how and why the choice to drink alkalized water is important in modern times.
Due to our typical diet structures which consist of processed foods including salt, sugar, caffeine and alcohol, the majority of our bodies are likely too acidic.
Signs of an overly acidic environment can be fatigue, headache, stomach ache, and a weakened immune system. The environment in our bodies becomes either too acidic or too alkaline our otherwise healthy cells can become toxic, waste away and die.
This imbalance in PH corrodes body tissue. If this overly acidic atmosphere continues, the body ultimately deposits excess acidic substances into some area of the body in efforts to alkalize itself.
As noticed, acidity increases in some areas and some of the cells die, but others may still live and/or adapt and turn into malignant. The dead cells around them contribute to the cycle by becoming acidic themselves. Malignant cells grow indefinitely and without order, over time they can spread to other areas of the body, otherwise known as metastatic disease.
As you can see, the addition of alkaline water will ultimately and most surely be a benefit. Our regulatory systems are responsible for balancing our PH and by removing caustic acid residue with out damaging living cells. But if the burden becomes too great the result can be detrimental to your health. Cancer cells simply cannot live in alkaline water.
Another reasons to choose alkalized water your bodies hydration. Alkaline water is more easily absorbed by your body system keeping you more hydrated, which also leads to an over all improvement in well being and clarity. Remember, your brain is 90% water… resolve to keep it, as well as the rest of you healthy, happy, and cancer free!
How to make alkaline water
The following is a simple way to achieve alkalizing effects on your body through the addition of lemon to your water. You may be wondering how an acidic lemon can alkalize your body… The distinction is not the food in its natural state, rather the effects the food has on your body.
Because lemons posses high alkaline mineral content and low sugar content, lemons actually have an alkalizing effect on the body.
You will need:
- Glass pitcher that can hold at least 64
- fluid ounces
- One organic lemon
- 64 oz water (filtered is best)
- Pour 64 oz of your filtered water into your glass water pitcher. Glass is preferred as this way none of the chemical properties found in plastic leech into your water.
- Slice your lemon into 8 pieces.
- Place your lemon pieces into your water, DO NOT SQUEEZE.
- Cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 8 to 12 hours.
- Enjoy at least 8 to 16 oz of room temperature water EVERY MORNING on an empty stomach to alkalize the environment within your system.
By Cassie Propst, HFH;
About author: Cassie is a publisher and creator of Adore Your Health. She aspire to combine science, common sense, and a little bit of humor to bring you recipes, articles and relevant health related information. Please check out her website and her Facebook page.