Do you have the feeling of being dehydrated when you wake up? Did you know that there is a very simple trick to better the concentration, reduce cravings and boost your energy? Just drink at least two cups of filtered alkaline water before starting your day. Here’s the recipe.
Water plays a key role in the body
Water is also important for the health as the foods you eat every day. Indeed, the human body is composed on average of 60% water (an amount which may vary depending on age). The water irrigates the whole body: cells, tissues, organs, etc. It is generally advisable to drink at least 6 cups of water per day to prevent dehydration, which can also affect the concentration. Also, when you wake up dehydrated, drinking coffee and/or other stimulants or diuretics can accentuate the lack of water in the body during the day.
The importance of the acid-base balance in the diet
Tap water contains a lot of chemical substances such as hormones, chlorine, antibiotics and other metals that can enter your body. This water can weaken your immune system and thus promote the emergence of diseases. Moreover, it happens that the tap water is contaminated sometimes and it may adversely affect your health.
Tap water has a neutral pH. The alkaline water has a pH above 7, thereby removing the excess acidity in the body. The foods we eat every day are generally acidic (meat, bread, etc.) while fruits and vegetables have a neutral pH. Hence the importance of varying the diet to maintain an acid-base balance.
Signs of excess acidity are: headaches, stomach pain, digestive problems, excess weight, chronic fatigue, etc. When the body fights against acidity, cells struggle to restore this balance: some die, and others can turn into cancer cells. All these inconveniences and other symptoms can be prevented with a balanced diet and consuming alkaline water.
Why drinking alkaline water?
Alkaline water has antioxidant properties that fight toxins and free radicals whic cause disease and premature aging. Furthermore, the alkaline water is easily absorbed by the intestines. It reduces the acidity level and effectively hydrates the body. It is concentrated in minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. It helps to boost energy and increase the oxygen level in the blood.
How to prepare alkaline water?
There are filtration systems (expensive equipment) to make alkaline water. There are also strips available in the drug stores that you can soak in the water to determine the pH.
Here is a recipe for alkalizing the water naturally:
- 1 pitcher (8 cups) of filtered water
• 1 organic lemon, washed, cut into 8 pieces
• 1 teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt
Place the lemon slices in the pitcher of water with a teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt. Cover and let it stand for ten hours at room temperature. Your alkaline water is ready to be consumed.
Indeed, because of its natural acidity, the lemon will have an alkaline effect on the pH level of the water. This is a simple and natural trick to clean tap water and protect your health.
The Himalayan salt will restore the acid-base balance and prevent stomach disorders (reflux), remove toxins and toxic waste in the body (heavy metals, calcium deposits, etc.).
Pink Himalayan salt, although it is considered a very pure salt and beneficial to the health should still be consumed in moderation, especially if you follow a low-salt diet (hypertension). Talk to your doctor.