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Let’s Get Alkaline

Many of us have probably heard of the alkaline and acid balance necessary in the body (also known as your pH balance), but what does it really mean for our health and how important is it over the long term?

Almost all foods we eat release either an acid or alkaline base into the blood. Grains, fish, meat, poultry, cheese, milk and salt all produce acid. As many of us typically ingest large quantities of these, our bodies subsequently have become increasingly acidic, stripping us of vital minerals. An acidic environment wrecks havoc on our bodies, causing us to be susceptible to disease.

The problem is not perhaps any specific food, but rather an accumulation effect of a highly acidic diet over time that impacts our health. By eating the right balance of alkaline and acid forming foods, you can significantly improve your overall health and stave off illness and disease. Strive for an 80% alkaline, 20% acid balance, as much as possible.

5 TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR ALKALINITY

1. Kick-off with a Cleanse! First go on a 24-hour liquid juice fast to cleanse excess acid waste using a combination of freshly squeezed vegetable and fruit juices (Sana Cleanse has many options to choose from!)

2. Sip your way to Alkalinity! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Drinking water with lemon will help flush acids out of your body. Lime and lemon are both alkalizing and will help your liver rid the body of toxins.

3. Sweat out your Acids! Exercise every day or spend time in a sauna. Exercise helps oxygenate your blood, tissues and cells and supports detoxification. Additionally, sweat removes acids in the body! It doesn’t matter what type of exercise you do, just be sure to sweat.

5. Get your Greens! Try to incorporate dark leafy greens into every meal of the day. Order some spinach as a side dish, add a salad to your lunch, snack on kale chips, or grab a green juice. Adding more greens to your diet will give you a hefty alkaline boost.

6. Breathe Deeply! Our mind plays a crucial role in the outcome of our health and well-being. A stressed, anxious and overworked body creates an acidic environment just as much as the foods we eat. Take a few minutes each day to breathe slowly and deeply. By doing a simple breathing exercise even once a day, you give your body a huge helping hand in removing these acids.

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