Lemon Water And Your pH
The proper pH is very important to health. pH is a measure of acidity or alkalinity on a scale of 0 to 14. Zero is extremely acidic, while 14 is extremely alkaline. The pH is neutral in the middle, at 7, which means that there is complete balance between acid and alkaline.
Most people’s pH is acidic which is the breeding ground for disease – subjecting their bodies to internal pollution and acid waste. The SAD (Standard American Diet) and most people’s stressful lifestyle cause a state of acidity.
You don’t want your pH balance to swing to the extreme of being too acidic or too alkaline. It is best to maintain a place somewhere in the middle or to the slightly alkaline side. Besides an acidic diet, stress is also a big factor in acidity in the body – and who doesn’t have stress in their lives? Not too many of us for sure!
Probably the worst culprit that affects our pH balance is an acid-forming diet. Foods that cause an acid reaction in our bodies are processed foods, white flour products, sweets, fried foods, meat, dairy, bad fats such as trans fats, etc. Many of these acid causing foods also lack the nutritional components that our bodies need.
The subject of pH is a very large and involved one, but extremely valuable to our health. One small, but very beneficial addition to our diets every day to help alkalize our bodies, is lemon water. It sounds simple and it is. Every morning, add the juice of 1/2 lemon to a cup of warm water and drink it when you get up. It is also good to have this refreshing drink any other time during your day, warm or cold. Fresh lemon juice supplies vitamin C and helps alkalize your body. It is also great for cleansing the liver. It must be the juice of FRESH lemons (or limes) and not the bottled juice. This little addition to your daily regime, will go a long way toward alkalizing your body. Try it – it’s actually a great little drink and it’s a good habit to adopt to increase your body’s alkalinity and a small price to pay to increase your health.