Our body is almost 70% water, so drinking water is necessary for proper functioning and living. You’ve probably heard that you should drink 8-10 glasses a day, but new studies claim that for staying healthy you need to drink up to 15 glasses of water a day.
The best choice is pure, alkaline water, which alkalizes your body and makes you healthy.
The pH scale goes from 0-14, and 7 is the neutral value. Levels below 7 are acidic, and above 7 are alkaline. Human body requires slightly alkaline state to stay healthy and alive.
Too acidic environment causes:
- Problems with digestion
- Low energy levels
- Weight gain
- Frequents infections and colds
Acidic body is prone to serious diseases, and one of them is cancer. The cancer cells thrive in acidic environments.
The overall pH levels are determined by the food you consume. The 1931 Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Otto Warburg, has discovered that 95% of all cancers are caused by acidic environment. Cancer cells can`t survive in environment of 7.36 or more. Acidosis, or excess acidity, leads to other diseases as well, like diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and almost all of the chronic health problems.
If you are currently ill, it`s very likely that your body is too acidic. To alkalize your body and prevent or fight illnesses, you should consume fresh organic vegetables, lower the stress levels, drink purified water and practice a more positive and healthy lifestyle.
The importance of alkaline water
Tap water is full of chlorine, metals, hormones and antibiotics, which go into our organism and create an acidic environment. This impure water makes our immune system weak, unable to fight diseases. This means that it`s crucial to drink pure, preferably alkaline water.
Make your own alkaline water
Alkaline water can be purchased in almost any health store, or you can simply can your own at home, using lemons. Lemons, despite the acidic taste, are very alkaline food, they are powerful pH balancer which alkalizes the body. Also, they have antibacterial, disinfectant and 22 anticancer properties.
Lemon alkaline water for detoxification
You`ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 lemon
- ¼ ginger root
- Half a cup of mint leaves
- Half a cucumber
- Peel and slice the ginger root
- Slice the cucumber, the lemon and the mint leaves
- Add all of the ingredients in the water
- When you drink the water, reuse the ingredients for up to 3 days for making more alkaline water
- For the best results, drink a glass of the alkaline water in the morning, on an empty stomach. Continue drinking the water throughout the day.