When thinking about your health and nutrition goals, what food and nutrients do you consider to be most important? Keep in mind our brains are made up of about 70% water, our bodies about 80%, so, undoubtedly water should be considered one of the most important drinks we consume on a daily basis. Every morning when you rise, you are already 2 cups dehydrated.
In order to enhance your daily protocol whatever it may be now, there is one simple thing you can do to give you more energy, help you focus, and reduce cravings. After waking up, drink at least 2 cups of filtered alkaline water. As we wake up about 2 cups dehydrated, in case you start your day off with coffee or some other form of diuretic, it can result in further dehydration throughout the day. Therefore, start your day with water, then move on to something else.
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However, your tap water is typically a mixture of chlorine, hormones, antibiotics, as well as other metals that will go straight into your system.
To be more specific, impure water can contribute to a weakened immune system and a number of other illnesses that occur when the immune system is vulnerable.
I’m pretty sure you’ve ever heard or read about the acid/alkaline balance that’s essential to staying healthy.
When the body is too acidic, you experience digestive issues, low energy, weight gain, fatigue, and other side effects, which are completely avoidable by consuming pure water and eating fresh organic vegetables with a healthy acid/alkaline balance.
Furthermore, acidity is usually an underlying factor in a lot of degenerative diseases, like fibromyalgia, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer. The last one in particular thrives in an acidic environment.
High acidity levels force our bodies to rob minerals from the cells, bones, organs and tissues, according to Dr. Axe. That’s not all, the more acidic your body is, the less oxygenated your cells will be, thus preventing them from being detoxified. Since waste and other toxins build up in our cells, they can actually become cancerous.
So, it is advisable to use an alkaline water filtration system whenever possible. Even though alkaline filtration systems can be costly, for instancfe, ranging from 1-3k, but, you can find personal alkaline wands at your local health food store for about $30.
The absolute best water for you to drink is fresh spring water.
Alkaline water recipe
- 1 organic lemon (washed and cut into eighths)
- 1 pitcher or 64 ounces of clean filtered water
- 1 teaspoon of Himalayan Pink Salt
First of all, fill the pitcher, add the lemon wedges in, but do not squeeze them.
Next, add the Himalayan Pink Salt, cover it, and leave it to sit overnight, for example 8-12 hrs., at room temperature.