Aloha, everyone, and Welcome back to Humble Soul Life Of A Juicer. This blog post will be the final installation of our last Alkaline diet series. In today’s post, we will talk briefly on how to make your alkaline water at home, and a few fruit-flavored drinks of water and there benefits. Water, in general, has a neutral pH of around 7.0, which means it’s neither alkaline or acidic. So, of course, all alkaline water must be over 7. Although the scientific evidence is sparse, some people believe that water alkalinity, or lack thereof, can have a profound effect on your health. So as always, please consult with your doctor if you have any concerns. My family and I aren’t doctors. Everything we speak is from experience, training, books, and school.
Now, most distillers offer an effective method of eliminating toxins from your water. Distillers purify by first boiling the water, then collecting the steam, and finally condensing the water into droplets at the surface of the storage container. These droplets have been cleansed of heavier elements and are compiled into the storage container. Some distiller units can be conveniently hooked to your refrigerator’s water and ice unit, which eases purifying your water so you can fill your water bottle and go. From there, you would test the ph, add an additive like baking Soda or lemon, then you would check again. Now that sounds hard, lol, but it’s more if you are making huge batches. But if you want to give it a try be my guest, be careful with hot water and such. Now here are 3 easier ways to balance your water.
- Baking Soda; with a Ph level of 9, it is the most popular. The recommended recipe is 1/8 tablespoon in 8 fluid ounces of boiled water. You can stir or shake until you can longer see the powder. Baking Soda is high in sodium, and the taste is bitter. If you are on a special diet that needs cutting down salt, the benefits may not be worth the risks to try this method.
- Lemon Juice; Lemon juice is part of an alkaline diet. The juice, while highly acidic (typically having a pH of 2 or 3), is claimed to produce essential byproducts when metabolized. It was found that lemon juice can increase urine pH. However, science has yet to confirm the real impact this juice has on your blood pH or the claimed alkalinity-related health benefits of this drink. Similar to the baking soda recipe, you can add ⅛ tablespoon of lemon juice in 8 fluid ounces of clean water. You may want to juice the lemons beforehand and store the juice in the fridge for future use.
3. Ph drops are very popular and are highly concentrated minerals and electrolytes. You only need to add a couple of drops to each glass of water to increase its pH. The liquids usually come in small handy bottles so you can carry them everywhere with you. One single bottle can improve the pH of hundreds of glasses of water. This makes these drops a favored choice compared to lemon juice or Baking Soda.
You can also use a Water filtration system, Water Filter Pitcher, and or Water Ionizer. I also drink coconut water for hydration. It is delicious if you are sick and dehydrated or after a long night out. Something cool to know is Alkaline, and coconut water is perfectly fine for light exercisers to drink after their workout sessions, but these beverages fall short for more hard-core athletes. Another fact is potassium can help lower blood pressure and enhance heart health. Coconut water is a good source of this mineral. But it’s preferable to get it by eating whole foods like spinach, sweet potatoes, and other vegetables, and drinking low-fat milk, because these options provide additional heart-healthy nutrients, such as fiber and vitamin D. Check back on Monday as we talk more about fruit/vegetables and how well they mix with water. Be blessed and Heal. I didn’t want this post to be too long so I’m going to break it up into two parts lol. Happy 4/20
Joke of the day; There are two reasons why you should never drink toilet water; Number one and Number two