Alkalinity and acidity is measured in pH scale, which is from 0-14 that measures the concentration of hydrogen ions in compounds from batteries to food. Neutral is measured at 7.0, while acids are below 7.0 and alkaline compounds (or bases) are greater than 7.0. Alkaline water is water that measures anywhere above a 7.0 on the pH scale.
Alkaline water has become all the rage–and it’s easy to understand why. Alkalized water can boost your metabolism, reduce acid in your bloodstream, and help your body absorb nutrients more quickly, among other benefits.
Lemon, Cucumber, Mint Alkaline Water Recipe
1-2 Lemons (2 if they’re small)
Fresh mint leaves (about 10 leaves or so)
Distilled or Filtered Water
– Slice about 1/2 a cucumber, make sure to leave on the skin for added health benefits!
-Next, cut 1-2 lemons into whole slices. If they’re small I’d suggest using 2 whole lemons, skin and all.
-Just slice it up and get it in there!
-Next, fill the pitcher full using either distilled or filtered water. I don’t really recommend using tap water as it has too much gunk in it and we’re really trying to detoxify here!
-Put your detox water into the refrigerator and chill overnight to let all of the goodness infuse your water.
-Once your water is fully immersed, drink away! I suggest drinking this over 1-2 days.
Health Benefits Of These Ingredients:
-Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies.
-Warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins built up and processed for removal during your sleep. If you stay dehydrated your body has no way of expelling these toxins and they can get stored in fat, to protect your vital organs. Help your body get them out by hydrating with lemon water!
-Mint is great for promoting digestion as well as soothing an upset tummy! It has also been known to help with morning sickness and motion related nausea.
-Cucumber is a great source of B vitamins, and will rehydrate and replenish daily vitamins while helping the body eliminate toxins. They can also be used to sooth skin irritations, fight cancer, relieve bad breath, aids in weight loss, promotes joint health, and aids in digestion!
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