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4 Essential Alkaline Recipes

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Lemon Water (AKA Sugar-free Lemon Aid)

The most alkaline-forming food you can eat is a lemon. Here is a simple way to get some quick alkalizing going into your body. Lemon juice has great digestive qualities so symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are often relieved. Lemons also help cleanse the body of toxins.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon
  • Water
  • Stevia

Directions:

  1. Wash lemon well
  2. Cut lemon in half, horizontally
  3. Squeeze each half of a lemon
  4. Add to 2 – 4 cups of water. The lemon juice can be diluted more according to taste.
  5. Add stevia to taste.

Nutrition Tip: Fresh lemons are high vitamin C and dietary fiber. They also have vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, copper, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron and magnesium, and are low in calories.

To learn more about the health benefits of stevia click here: Sweet Benefits of Stevia

Another Lemon Recipe: Light Herb Lemon Oil Salad Dressing

How much lemon to drink:

For a weight of less than 150 pounds, 1 whole lemon a day.
For a weight of over 150 pounds, 2 whole lemons a day.

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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7:57AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

I love to snack on pumpkin seeds!

1:35AM PST on Mar 8, 2014

Thank you :)

1:51AM PST on Feb 15, 2014

I already do spinach and lemon but it looks like I'm going to add millet and pumpkin seeds too!

8:09PM PST on Feb 3, 2014

Wow ... I had no idea alkaline could do so much. Thanks for the information.

7:24AM PST on Dec 17, 2013

Love this information, Thanks!

6:46AM PDT on Nov 2, 2013

Thanks

12:22AM PDT on Oct 14, 2013

Yum, thanks!

2:00AM PDT on Sep 29, 2013

Thank you :)

1:55AM PDT on Sep 27, 2013

Cheers :)

5:32AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

Thanks for sharing

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