What is your body pH value? It is considered that solutions with a pH lower than 7 are acidic while alkaline or basic are those with pH more than 7.
The purest water has pH of 7. The fact that the human body consist of 50-75% of water leads to a logical conclusion that there is a relation between ailments and body pH.
People who manage to keep their pH value on a normal value or even alkaline, are considered to have a good condition of their overall health.
How to achieve alkaline pH value?
The raw and balanced diet will help you to achieve alkaline pH value. Processed foods, on the other hand, can make your body become acidic.
The consumption of soft drinks which pH value is 2.5 has a harmful influence on your pH value.
Do not forget the fact that is easier to make your body acidic than alkaline. However, there are some successful methods which can enhance the process of becoming alkaline.
It is really strange but the fruits which are acidic (lime, tangerine, grapefruit, orange, and lemon) kiwi, pomegranate, tomato, strawberry, kumquat, cranberry, and pineapple have an alkalizing effect on our organism. Remember that the initial acidity of food has no connection to its alkalizing effect.
Some fruits which are considered as most acidic have mineral structure. Once they are metabolized, they make the human body become more alkaline. So, bear in mind that the initial acidity of food is not the one which is important, but the minerals.
Today we will present you lemonade, made of pineapple and lemon, which will not only help you to normalize the pH balance in your body but will improve the condition of your overall health.
Benefits of lemon and pineapple
Lemon is considered as the most powerful detoxifier of all the citric fruits and is on the top of the list of acidic fruits. It has the ability to degrade gallstones and eliminate intestinal parasites.
It has a rich content of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Lemons are extremely effective in the fight against constipation, heart issues, strokes, and cancer.
Pineapple, on the other hand, has diuretic properties and it can improve the health of your joints, and reduce inflammation. It contains magnesium, beta-carotene, manganese, folic acid, vitamin C, and calcium. Moreover, pineapple can cleanse the mucus and stimulate digestion.
Recipe for lemon-pineapple lemonade:
- 1 small pineapple
- 2 small lemons
- 16 oz purified water
First, you need to juice the pineapple. Then, squeeze the juice from the lemons. Add the juices in a juicer, and add water. Make sure to mix them well.
It is not recommended to use carbonated water due to the fact that it has an acidifying effect on our organism.
Enjoy your tasty lemonade!