There is a buzz about alkaline diets, alkaline drinks and alkaline water. What is the fuss and is it real?
The truth is that keeping the body in a more alkaline state is healthier. Cells function better in a more alkaline environment. On a pH scale of 0-14, an acid state exists when a fluid registers below 7.0. Stomach acid, for example, is around 1-2 pH. In a more ideal state we want the fluids around cells to be above 7.0. Blood in circulation stays in a very tight alkaline range (7.35-7.45) almost always or your body will die.
Classically, in an acidic environment below 7.0 pH, more inflammation is present. Joints feel achy and painful. In very complex interactions of proteins and enzymes the balance of particles that are dissolved in body fluids directly influence the pH.
Why is pH important? More research is clearly showing increased cancer rates, heart disease rates and chronic diseases are associated with acid state inside the body. The great news is what we eat can change our alkaline and acid states.
What You Can DO:
- Drink water instead of soda pop and caffeinated beverages. Try Dr. Jeanne’s Alkaline Drink.
- Eat a higher percentage of fruits and vegetables; the by products create an alkaline environment inside the body.
- Consume smaller amounts of dense protein like meat, fish and eggs.
- Reduce all sugary foods.
Fact: sugars increase an acid environment in the body.
Dr. Jeanne’s Alkaline Drink will support an alkaline environment.
32 oz purified water
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp. honey or maple syrup to taste.
Blend for 1 minute or shake vigorously in a glass jar.
Drink through out the day.
Health is up to you and an alkaline environment is a great step into wellness.