Coach Alicia Fong

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Health tip for week April 19th

  • Add lemon to your water to alkaline your body’s PH level.

Being alkaline is the key to a healthy body.  Acidity contributes to every major disease process.  Acidic blood (having low pH levels) can create cause toxic and acidic waste (acidosis). This is a mostly unknown and dangerously destructive circumstance because it can lead to chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Serious health problems such as low energy, unwanted weight gain, poor athletic performance and accelerated aging, inflammation and auto-immune disorders can be potentially increased as well.

The bottom line is when your blood has an acidic pH, your body may be silently torn apart day by day to become more and more susceptible to illness and/or degenerative diseases. When you manage an alkaline pH daily and also drink a lot of pure water, your body can rebuild, repair, rejuvenate and remain young!

Lemons are one of the gentlest ways to restore pH balance and alkalinity. Although lemon juice is itself acidic, the ash of lemon juice is alkaline. When you consume lemon, it neutralizes acid and makes the body more alkaline. Therefore, by adding lemon to water, the lemon juice raises the alkalizing effect of the water so even with standard tap water you can make your drink nice and alkalizing.  It will be tasty, refreshing and best of all, alkalizing.

However, the trick is to have the water lukewarm. If the water is too hot or too cold then it will cause the body to expand energy in order to process it. Lukewarm water also has that comforting feeling to it…

So this is something you can do:  Take the juice of half a lemon in a glass of warm or chilled water first thing in the morning (at least ten minutes before any food) to restore pH balance and improve digestion. Replace the white, wine, or other vinegar in home-made salad dressings with fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Also, and more importantly, unless you have REALLY washed the lemons or have bought organic then the pesticides and chemicals could leach out of the rind and into your water if they are left soaking for too long.

Apart from being an amazing body alkalizer, lemon water also gives the following health benefits:

  • Lemons are antiseptic
  • Lemon water has excellent digestive properties and can ease heartburn, bloating and other digestion problems
  • Lemon water cleanses and stimulates the liver and kidneys
  • Lemon juice contains calcium, magnesium and potassium
  • Lemon juice has been known to relieve asthma
  • Lemon water (hot) offers relief from cold and flu symptoms while providing some much needed Vitamin C
  • Lemon juice is a great skin cleanser

April 20, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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