What is your body pH value?
In chemistry, solutions with a pH less than 7 are said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline. Pure water has a pH of 7. Since the amount of water in humans ranges from 50-75%, the scientists realized that there is a link between body pH and diseases. So, individuals who maintain normal or a higher body pH value (that is alkaline pH value) enjoy good health.
Question: How is an alkaline pH value achieved?
Answer: Those of you who eat a raw and balanced diet easily alkalize their bodies. But it is as easy to acidize yourselves when you relapse into processed food.
Soft drinks have a pH of around 2.5, and their effect on pH is dramatic. It is obvious that it is ever easier to become acidic than to become alkaline. However, there are tested methods to dramatically speed up the process of becoming alkaline.
Oddly enough, the most acidic fruits such as citrus fruits (lemon, lime, orange,tangerine and grapefruit), pineapple, cranberry, kiwi, kumquat, pomegranate, strawberry and tomato have an alkalizing effect on the body. It is good to remember that the initial acidity of food isn’t relative to its alkalizing effect. The most acidic fruits tend to have a mineral composition that causes the human body to become more alkaline when they are metabolized. Hence, it is the minerals that matter, not the food’s initial acidity.
Our focus is on lemon-pineapple lemonade, so let’s see what the deal here is.
Lemon and pineapple nutrition facts…
Lemon juice and pineapple juice are extremely useful for helping a person to quickly restore their pH balance. The mixture of the two fruits is much better than either juice alone – you are sure to feel the difference!
Lemon is high on the list of acidic fruits-it is the most potent detoxifier of all the citric fruits. It kills intestinal parasites and dissolves gallstones. It contains the highest amount of vitamin C, then potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium. It is known that lemons are excellent for fighting cancers, heart problems, strokes, constipation, etc.
As for pineapple, it promotes joint health, reduces inflammation, and has diuretic properties. It contains calcium, vitamin C, folic acid, magnesium, manganese and beta carotene. It is also digestive aid, cleanser of mucus and mild laxative.
If you are one of those who choose to drink homemade lemonade throughout the winter in order to prevent “winter” maladies, then you’re in the right place. This lemonade efficiently alkalizes your body and thereby makes it difficult for pathogens to live inside of it. When the body is alkaline, the oxygenation of the blood is increased, which provides extra energy and good health.
Recipe for lemon-pineapple lemonade:
- 2 small lemons
- 1 small pineapple
- 16 oz water or less (preferably spring or purified water)
Squeeze the lemons and juice the pineapple. Pour the juices into a pitcher and add the water. Stir well. Do not use carbonated water, for it has an acidifying effect on the body! The nice sweet-sour taste of this lemonade will make you adore it (via DietOfLife)!