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4 Ways to Kick Acid for Great Health

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.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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6:56AM PDT on Jul 19, 2014

Thank you :)

2:55AM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

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3:39AM PDT on Jun 18, 2014

thanks

1:32AM PDT on May 25, 2014

switch to ants

1:20AM PDT on May 23, 2014

Yes lemon and lime juice seems to be helping me with accidity.i need to try it for a longer time.

5:02AM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

The trick is to balance

5:11AM PDT on Apr 4, 2014

You should not eat anythng within half an hour of drinking lemon juice diluted with water

7:54AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

I love fresh lemons!

6:54PM PDT on Mar 18, 2014

Interesting.

9:14PM PST on Mar 3, 2014

We don't all have the same water requirements. Instead of 8 glasses of water each day as a one-size-fits-all, everyone should drink half of their body weight in ounces of water. For instance, if you weigh 100 pounds then you would drink 50 ounces of water each day.

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