What you eat and drink on a daily basis can effect your body and its alkalinity; wether it is slightly more acidic or alkaline. But is one better than the other? Answer is YES. In a literature review by Schwalfenberg*, it was concluded that an alkaline diet may reduce morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases.
Through continuously listening to by body, I’ve noticed symptoms paralleled with a more acidic internal pH. Therefore, I did some digging and found that ACV and lemon water is a practice that can help alkalize the body. I decided commit to a 30 day ACV morning detox.
Ultimately, listening to your body and its needs is key! If you feel like this may something you want to experiment with, I encourage you to join in with me and feel free to DM me at @fitnessfoodiehealthy on Instagram with your progress as I’d love to hear!
Below you can see a printable I created (scroll to bottom), where you can cross of day by day and see your progress. It is also important to take note of how your body’s feeling and if any changes have occurred. I have started a notes on my iPhone for this, however, you can write directly on the page as well.
Ps. Prior to the metabolization of the lemon and ACV, it is acidic in that it can be damaging to the tooth enamel. Given the pro’s outweigh the con’s, some tips I have to decrease this negative aspect is to brush your teeth before and either use a straw or “throw it back” kinda sips.
And remember, the lower the pH the more acidic, and the higher the pH the more alkaline (basic). Below you can see a chart of typical foods ranging in acidity and alkalinity.
Acidity chart reference*
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