The pH (potential hydrogen) scale runs from 0-14, with 7 being the neutral zone. A substance with a pH <7 is acidic, while those >7 are alkaline. The tap water we drink every day is full of antibiotics, chlorine, hormones and metals that will enter your system directly after drinking it, and this kind of dirty water can weaken your immune system as well.
When our bodies are acidic, it may result in fatigue, weight gain, digestive problem and low energy levels. All these side-effects are easily avoidable by drinking pure water and eating a healthy diet rich in alkaline fruit and vegetables.
The importance of alkalinity
Food determines our overall pH levels and this has been confirmed several times in the past. Dr. Otto H. Warburg was the first scientist who discovered that cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment and die in an alkaline surrounding. For this discovery, he got the Nobel prize in 1931. According to Dr. Warburg, acidosis in not only related to the development of cancer, but it is also associated with diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases. This is why it’s important to keep your system healthy and alkaline in order to avoid cancer, and you can do that with the alkaline water recipe we have for you below. Here’s how to prepare it:
½ a cucumber
½ a cup of fresh mint leaves
¼ of a cup of ginger root
Preparation and use
Peel and cut a small piece of ginger, then slice all the ingredients and mix them in a bowl before pouring water over them. Drink the water every morning before your breakfast for optimal results, and don’t throw out the ingredients if you want to get the most out of them – once you’ve drank the liquid, just pour more water over them.
The remedy works thanks to the alkaline properties of the ingredients. Lemons can easily regulate your pH levels, and is also a powerful disinfectant and antibacterial agent that can treat numerous diseases and conditions and even cancer!