6 Changes You Should Make to Alkalize Your Body

If you regulate your body's pH level, you'll alkalize it, helping you enjoy a healthier life.
6 Changes You Should Make to Alkalize Your Body
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Written and verified by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 15 December, 2022

In this article, we’ll take a look at the changes that you should make in your diet in order to alkalize your body. This way, you can enjoy some new benefits for your health.

The key is in regulating your body’s pH level, which will slowly help you alkalize your body.

To do this, change a few of your habits and follow certain tips so that your pH isn’t acidic or neutral. With these guidelines, you’ll increase your alkalinity and live a healthier life.

1. Start With a Good Breakfast

The first tip to alkalize your body is to start your day with a good breakfast. In the western world, breakfast is often the most acidic meal of your day, although this changes from country to country.

Start With a Good Breakfast

Some countries take this time to eat more than they do in the rest of their meals, while others don’t eat quite as much.

In the countries that traditionally don’t consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day, breakfast consists of bread, cereal, coffee, jam, butters, orange juice, pastries, cookies, or cakes. If you do think this meal is more important, you may add bacon, fried eggs or omelets.

The majority of these foods are acidic, which is precisely what stops your body from alkalizing.

If you want to change this situation and start to feel the benefits of an alkalized body, the first thing you must do is start your day off right.

First, before even entering your kitchen, the first thing you should do is drink a glass of water, or alkaline water, water with lemon or an herbal tea. Then, your cells rehydrate and replenish themselves after many hours of sleep and immobility, and help increase your body’s alkalinity.

2. Proper Breathing

Many people ignore the advantages that this gives you, but you can’t put this important factor to the side. For it, regularly perform the following exercise:

  • Breathe in for 4 seconds.
  • Hold your breath for 8 seconds.
  • Breathe out for 2 seconds.

You can proportionally increase the times if you’d like. In any case, don’t do it for too long at the beginning if you aren’t used to it.

3. The Importance of Proper Hydration

Proper hydration is essential for good bodily function. A small drop in bodily fluids can cause huge energy losses.

Alkalize Your Body

Water cleans out toxic acid and causes your metabolism to accelerate.

Additionally, your body can confuse the feelings of thirst and hunger, which is why you might feel like you need to eat more. This causes an increase in weight that’s not recommended when you’re trying to eliminate acids and achieve an alkaline pH.

4. Eat Healthy Fats

Another way of helping alkalize your body is consuming more essential fatty acids, like Omega-3. These are very important for the chemical reactions that occur in your body.

In addition, they help strengthen your body’s immune system, improve your digestion, and prevent premature aging.

5. Get a Good Massage to Alkalize Your Body

In addition to comfort and relaxation, a good massage lets your body recover, making it stronger and release the tension that accumulates every day.

Give Yourself a Good Massage to Alkalize Your Body

Plus, it allows your body to put itself in action. It wakes up the mechanisms necessary to let your body eliminate the acids stored in your muscles.

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6. Take Care of Your Skin

Keeping your skin clean, smooth and free of impurities gives your body a huge amount of benefits. It also contributes to your pH level, which is why the simple tip of regularly brushing your skin gives you various benefits:

  • Brushing your skin frequently eliminates dead skin cells, which keeps this organ active and helps it generate new cells.
  • It also improves your blood circulation, helping it reach all layers of your skin.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.