Due to modern life style (stress), eating habits fast foods etc, the kind of food we eat and the things we drink (coffee, alcohol, and so on) most people are highly over acid today.
When we alkalise the body we are bringing back the balance of the body. One way of doing that is by using alkaline forming foods and alkalising beverages. When the balance is out of ‘whack’ some consistent measures have to be taken, lemon water is one of the answers.
It has been often said:
“If you want to live a longer and healthier life – alkalise!
Do it NOW and FEEL the difference.”
Lemon water helps to keep your pH at a level of 7 which is ideal for optimal health. This works as the lemon encourages the release of the hormone Secretin from the small intestine, which tells the pancreas to dump bicarbonate. (Bicarbonate is an alkaline in nature and will therefore correct an acidic condition.)
Bicarbonate is now being released into the small intestine and then absorbed into the lymphatic system or your immune system. Helping to kill viruses, bacteria, yeast, Candida etc, as these bugs hate alkaline environments.
As it adjusts the pH of the digestive system it neutralises acids therefore improving gut symptoms like reflux, belching, heartburn, bloating etc.
As pH is maintained at 7, energy improves, joint and muscle pain eases to disappears, headaches go, mood-swings settle and fat starts to disappear to name a few. Remember you need to have one dessert spoon of lemon per glass of water, at least 3 times a day.
Please remember only real lemons or limes will do, not oranges or mandarins.
It Is Essential to Understand The Importance of an Alkaline Diet . . .
The internal environment of our bodies is maintained at a natural homeostasis just above pH 7.0. This means our internal environment is alkaline. In order to maintain this alkaline state, we need oxygen, water and acid-buffering minerals available, as we are eliminating waste products.
When such an alkaline environment is maintained in the body, our metabolism, enzymes, immune system and repair processes function at their best. Stress and inflammation produce acid waste products. We need to have mineral buffering reserves to combat these acids. That’s why a diet that is predominantly alkaline-forming is essential to the maintenance of good health.
Most vegetables and fruits contain higher proportions of alkaline-forming elements. They promote an alkaline environment in your body. Foods that you think of as “acidic” foods such as tomatoes, citrus fruit and rhubarb actually form alkaline residues because the body is able to fully break down those kinds of acids into bicarbonate and water.
Foods that are high in protein including milk, meat and even whole grains are acid forming. Most fruits are alkaline- forming, but some like prunes, plums and cranberries are acid- forming because our bodies can’t break down the types of acids they contain. Highly refined foods, consisting of mostly fats, sugars and simple starches, are acidifying.
Foods made from white flour, i.e. white bread, pasta, noodles, pizza, dough etc act like glue in the tissues of our body. This causes an acid plaque to build up over time, especially in the digestive tract, leading to further inflammation/congestion of tissues, free radical activity and tissue death.
Your diet should be weighted in favour of the foods that are alkaline.