When our bodies are out of balance, we harbor disease and hold on to the toxins and other harmful elements that make us feel unwell. The foods we eat and even the water we drink can either fight these illnesses or contribute into making us continually sicker.

We all know that eating right is an essential part of feeling and being well, but it’s increasingly difficult to know what eating “right” actually is. If I were to ask you if two cups of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening were healthy, according to the latest science, you might struggle to be confident in your answer.

There are some properties of foods that we aren’t sure about, and science often focuses on these as we try to understand them. However, we do know that having an alkaline body is healthy because science consistently tells us that no disease can live in an alkaline environment but thrives in an acidic environment.

So, let’s look at what that means and how it can play a role in creating a healthier you.

What Does It Mean for Me and My Food?

A diet that focuses on alkaline foods is a common recommendation for medical professionals and natural healers, especially for people who are suffering significant illnesses such as cancer. By replacing many of the foods these patients eat with vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, a few fruits, and alkaline water, people’s bodies can reduce inflammation and reduce cellular pH to keep the cancer from thriving.

Creating an alkaline environment in your body can be tricky because it doesn’t always matter about the acidity of the food itself. Lemons, for example, are an acidic food, but when metabolized and minerals are sent through your bloodstream, it has an alkalizing effect.

Balancing your food is about being smart and always learning, but there are a few good rules. Almost all vegetables are safe — from asparagus to zucchini — while almost all dairy is acidic in your body. Meat tends to be always acidic, so opt for leaner cuts. Fruits with a lot of sugar are also troublesome, but you can use and cook with tomatoes, pomegranates, lemons and limes, avocados, grapefruit, and rhubarb.

The great news, however, is that it’s easy to ensure that your water is always healthy and always works to alkaline your body. That makes it a perfect natural detoxing option.

How Do I Know My Body Needs to Be Alkalized?

Your body is trying to show you that you have an imbalance. It crops up in a wide range of symptoms that we often dismiss or use over-the-counter medicine to help us ignore. However, you shouldn’t ignore symptoms like these:

  • confusion or lightheadedness
  • dehydration
  • mental fatigue
  • runny nose
  • skin breakouts
  • unusual fatigue
  • upset stomach or an irritable bowel
  • worsening sleep

Those may be signs your body’s pH is unbalanced and that you’re too acidic. This diet-based acidity negatively impacts your metabolism and puts stress on your kidneys. The Kidneys try to eliminate the acidity in your blood through urine, but a highly acidic body causes significant stress and may harm kidney function over time.

Kidney function is another significant benefit of water being alkaline. Increasing how much water you drink, especially when it is alkalized through smart filtering technology, will keep you hydrated and allow your body to decrease acidity and release excess acids and toxins naturally.

Benefits of Choosing Alkaline Health

We know that an acidic environment will allow bacteria, yeast, and fungi to thrive. An alkaline environment not only makes it harder for them to survive in your body, but it can also help you achieve many of the goals you may have for your overall health.

Alkalizing your diet prevents some illness by making it harder for bacteria to grow while also helping you sleep better, which renews you each day. Sleeping and eating better play a significant role in how you feel each day as well as how easy it is for you to maintain or lose weight.

The biggest hurdle we face to alkalizing our bodies is eating healthy in the modern world. That’s why you need an easy, portable solution that stays healthy whenever possible.

Alkalize On-the-Go

If you’re ready to start feeling better and leading a happier, healthier life, it’s time to start alkalizing your body. Water is the easiest place to start, and it’s available wherever you go when properly treated.

We suggest starting with the AlkaMate water bottle and filter that not only ensures your water maximizes its alkalinizing capabilities but also eliminates any harmful sediments and toxins that come from your tap.

You’ll get better tasting water that’s odor-free, and able to deliver a significant level of health. Plus, you can add in your favorite vegetables for a bit of flavor and to alkaline your body even more. Remember that lemon we talked about earlier? It’s the perfect way to have a great tasting sip of alkaline health, and the AlkaMate portable alkaline water means it’s always available.