Bittersweet pH Balancing
Start every morning with a large glass of water with the juice of half a lemon. Wait 20 minutes to half an hour before eating to give the lemon water a chance to start working. Be sure to drink a chaser of plain water afterward and swish it around in your mouth to prevent tooth enamel erosion.
Water, Water Everywhere
Drink at least 8 more cups of water throughout the day, preferably on an empty stomach Add more lemon juice, powerfully alkalizing “green” powders (like barley grass or wheat grass powders), or alkalizing liquid drops found in most health food stores to each glass of water.
Lose the Caffeine
While there are some health benefits of coffee or tea, both are acid-forming. Even worse, cola and other soda creates a tremendous amount of acidity in your body. One cola requires over 30 glasses of water to neutralize it and obviously not recommended. Instead, cut out the cola and soda and reduce your coffee and tea consumption. Reach for peppermint tea instead, which is naturally caffeine-free and a gentle energizer.
Take Mom’s Advice
Okay, who wants to admit that mom was right when she commanded, “eat your vegetables!” But she was. Make vegetables the focal point of your lunch and dinner meals. Enjoy some delicious mashed sweet potatoes or rich dairy-free guacamole. I share the easiest and fastest recipe for yummy guac in my book, The Ultimate pH Solution and even my chocolate mousse recipe features the highly healthy avocado–which technically is a fruit—but still highly alkalizing.
Check out The pH Diet and Your Fertility next week.