Health professionals and public health officials state that obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in the US. Consumers spend billions every year looking for a “quick fix” for obesity but usually the only thing that loses weight is their wallets. Losing weight the alkaline way is not a quick fix, instead it focuses on tapping into the body’s own mechanisms for weight loss. Research shows that the body resists sudden changes, as evidenced by the fact that people who report losing weight quickly frequently report putting it back on just as fast!
Much of the obesity epidemic in the US can be attributed to acidity in the body caused by diet and lifestyle. The traditional American diet causes low grade metabolic acidosis, a condition triggered by the buildup of excess acids in the body tissues. The normal pH of blood which bathes almost all living cells is considered to be 7.3 by most health care experts. When blood pH drops towards the more acidic side by even a tiny amount (e.g., 7.29 pH), critical enzymes involved in the digestive process no longer work at optimal levels. When this happens, acidic byproducts of digestion are released into the body. Some of the acidic byproducts are excreted, but the rest must be stored, and the body stores excess acids in fat cells.
Restoring the pH Balance
Eating foods lower in acids, like leafy greens and other vegetables and avoiding over-processed and manufactured foods such as rich meats, refined sugars and refined grains can help the body maintain and improve its pH balance. You don’t have to go “cold turkey” from your favorite foods, a ratio of 70-80 percent alkaline foods and drinks and 20-30 percent acidic foods and drinks can be a good rule of thumb to maintain a balanced pH level within one’s body.
Hydrating with alkaline water is a critical part of losing weight the alkaline way. Alkaline water has a higher pH than traditional drinking water, which makes it easier to absorb in the intestines. The intestines need an alkaline environment (pH of 8.3) to absorb water.
Eating and drinking a diet low in acidity can result in a more balanced pH within one’s body, and make weight loss an easier battle. Balancing the body’s pH is not a magic fix. Instead, it’s a natural way to work with the organic body processes, helping the body to function in a more natural way.
How to get Alkaline Water
A home water ionizer is the best way to get alkaline water. An ionizer allows you to control the pH level of the water so you can drink the water that is best for you. Bottled water just isn’t as good, you can’t be sure of its quality, but you can be sure that the water probably contains toxic BPAs, which leech into the water from the plastic.
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