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How To Alkalise Your Body (10 Steps To Improved Health)
Saturday, 29 April 2017

The body works hard everyday to maintain pH balance. Keeping a slightly alkaline environment can improve health as billions of cells rely on an alkaline environment to work properly. It also helps prevent cell damage, and fights off pathogenic microbes. Most of your body’s systems need a certain level of alkalinity to operate well, so you can keep yourself healthy and free from sickness by taking steps to boost your pH balance in check.

10 Easy Ways To Alkalise Your Body

Eat more sprouts

You will want to include more sprouts into your diet. They are capable of encouraging an alkaline environment, and are packed with essential nutrients. Consuming sprouts daily will also help increase your energy levels to help you stay productive throughout the day.

Skip sugar

Do you love soda or pastries? Sugar is one of the most acidic foods that people consume. Oftentimes, sugary food or beverages are taken beyond moderation. It is so acidic that you will need to drink up to 30 glasses of water just to fight the acidity of one can of soda.

Always choose fresh air over air fresheners

Nothing beats breathing fresh air. Find a spot with fresh air and stay away from those scented candles and air fresheners. While the latter can make you feel more relaxed, you are not doing your body a favor when it comes to maintaining pH balance.

Exercise every day

Exercising will not only keep you fit, but it will also help alkalise your body. It does not necessarily have to be a strenuous workout session so if you can’t make it to your local EFM today, never fear! Go for a brisk walk or take the stairs when you can. Exercising every day will help get rid of acidic waste from your body, allowing you to be healthier and stronger.

Try lemon water

Lemon-infused water helps clear your body from excess acids and promote an alkaline environment. Simply mix half a slice of an organic lemon with eight ounces of warm water. You may also add some raw honey into your drink for added flavor.

Warm lemon honey water is best taken first thing in the morning to allow your body to flush the system. It is not recommended to heat the water using a microwave oven.

Eat more fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables generally help improve alkalinity, with the exception of cranberries. Consuming them in recommended amounts every day will help neutralize the acids in your body, and maintain a balanced pH level. Add fruits and vegetables into your main meals and snack on them in between. You may store your fruit where it can easily be seen, and take it with you wherever you go. Another option is to make fresh fruit smoothies, and blend it with ice and almond milk.

Eat less meat or any animal-drawn protein

A diet high in animal-drawn protein, but low in fruit and vegetable intake will promote high acidity. Eating less meat, eggs, and cheese will help reduce the acidity in your body and encourage pH balance. If you need to consume protein-rich foods, then you can eat tofu or any other vegetable protein source. You may also experiment with dishes like vegetable chili or soup to keep yourself satisfied without consuming any meat.

Drink plenty of water

Start your day with a glass of water infused with freshly-squeezed lemon. Many people see lemon as acidic, but they do the opposite to your body as it metabolizes the acid. As mentioned earlier in this article, drinking lemon water first thing in the morning will promote alkalinity.

Snack on almonds

Almonds are rich in alkaline substances like magnesium and calcium. These minerals help balance out your body’s acidity levels, while regulating your blood sugar. However, make sure to consume only raw and unsalted almonds.

Drink non-dairy milk

Non-dairy milk promotes alkalinity, while cow’s milk is acid-forming. Making berry smoothie with non-dairy milk and green powder like Spirulina will boost your body systems. Almond milk is one of the most in-demand non-dairy milk that is delicious and vegan-friendly.

These are all the ten tips on how you can alkalise your body for better health. You can slowly eliminate foods and drinks that are high in acid, while replacing them with alkalizing ones.

Also read: HOW TO WALK YOUR WAY INTO SHAPE (GUIDE TO WALKING FOR FITNESS)

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