Okay, we are going to throw some pretty science-y terms into the void. Terms like acidic, basic or alkaline and the pH scale. But for understanding the process of Alkalizing and how it works in detoxifying our bodies, its vital.
All substances naturally have a certain pH value. pH- power of hydrogen is basically a measure of acidity in substances. The scale ranges from 1 to 14, 1 being the most acidic, 14 least and 7 neutral. Pure water has a pH of 7.
We know what you must be wondering. How does all this chemistry apply to a detox routine that rejuvenates your system? Well, our body also has a pH level lying somewhere between 7.30 to 7.45.
Yes, you guessed it right, it’s important for us to maintain a pH level, which is inclined toward the alkaline or basic side. High acidic concentration is the root cause of many ailments and harms our organs in the long term. Although you can find out the acidity of your body by performing a pH test on your urine, there are several other factors that could tip the scale wrong. It’s safe to say your acid levels are not what they should be if you suffer from brain fog, salt cravings, and chronic constipation. If you do, it’s time to gear up and neutralize all that acid right from your system
The path to alkalization is paved with green veggies, herbs and basically everything green. Super veggies like Spirulina, kale, spinach and chlorella are highly alkaline in nature and go a long way in neutralizing your pH levels. Lemons and limes coupled with some coco-nutty goodness essentially help in alkalizing. Alkaline water and aloe vera juice help too.
But changing your diet is only a part of alkalizing, it’s really important to get your sleeping patterns under control and slow down that ultra- charged lifestyle a tad bit. Drink plenty of water, exercise at least once a week, read good books and drink good coffee (but only once a day)!