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Quickest Way to Change Body's pH With Alkaline

author image Deborah Green
Deborah Green has been providing online content in the health and fitness industries since 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English language teaching from Sussex University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in health studies from The Open University.
Quickest Way to Change Body's pH With Alkaline
Lemons will help raise your body's alkalinity.

For your body to be in good health, your blood pH levels should optimally be between 7.35 and 7.45. If your pH drops below 7.35, acidosis will occur. Symptoms of acidosis include tense muscles, headaches, fatigue, acne and joint pain. Acidosis can also exacerbate brittle bone disease and osteoporosis. Eating a diet rich in alkalizing foods and drinking plenty of alkalic beverages can help to quickly raise your body's pH levels and maintain good health.

Step 1

Make a drink of vegetable juice with added green powder. According to David Wolfe in his book "Eating for Beauty," adding 1 tbsp. of green, or grass, powder to a glass of freshly squeezed vegetable juice will make a highly alkalic and nutrient-rich drink.

Step 2

Drink water with freshly squeezed lemon juice added. The pH of a food itself does not relate to its alkalic or acidic effect on the body. Lemons are extremely acidic, but after they have been digested and assimilated by the body, the result is alkaline-forming.


Step 3

Eat dried figs and raisins. Figs and raisins are two of the most alkaline fruits available. Although most fruits will raise the body's alkalinity, bananas should be avoided if you are suffering from acidosis as they are slightly acid-forming.

Step 4

Drink herbal teas. When you want to treat acidosis or raise your pH alkalinity, herbal teas and water with freshly squeezed lemon juice are optimal drink choices. Beer, spirits, coffee and soda should be avoided or consumed in moderation.

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