1~ Coffee: It is very acidic.It has caffeine which is dehydrating.The grossest thing I read, research has shown that cancer cells live indefinitely in coffee.Ewww!! Just something to think about.
2~Tea: because of the high acidity content I should take black tea off the menu.
3~Soft Drinks:One thing that stuck with me one of the key components of cola is phosphoric acid it's strong enough to dissolve a nail in three days.I can't even imagine what our beautiful bodies must think of it.This phosphoric acid leaches calcium from my bones~they have it hard enough already.
What should I be drinking?
1~ H20: I know this is a given.I know I should drink more water! But why is it so hard to enjoy water?It is quite astonishing what water does for the body.It helps regulate your temperature,toxin excretion,joint lubrication and fat metabolism (that one caught my attention) Water helps process just about every biological,mechanical and chemical action that takes place in my body.It cushions and protects organs,transports nutrients within each cell and dispels acidic wastes.My lungs need it to humidify the air they move.My digestive system need it to process foods.My brain needs it to perform the chemical reactions required to run my body.The pancreas uses it to alkalize food coming in and out of the stomach and into the intestines.Water keeps my skin soft and supple.Increases oxygen in the blood.It helps maintain normal electrical properties of the cell improving cell to cell function.When I read all that the body needs to do with the little amount of water I give it I thought "Crap I need to drink more water". I know all the bad things that can happen if I don't drink enough, that wasn't working to get me to drink more.But now I just think of all the things that my body can do with a glass of water...I will stop whining and start drinking.I 'll add some lemons,limes or grapefruit they help maintain the body's pH balance and it's super tasty.
2~ Herb teas: I can get some great caffeine free teas from David's tea.
3~Smoothies and juicing: I'll be honest juicing for me is time consuming but, a smoothie of frozen fruit and water.Yummy!! I do want to juice though. I read Crazy Sexy Diet and the benefits of juicing. (PS this is a great book and Kris Carr is a very inspiring person.)
I would love some ideas or tips if anyone has some out there?
" Thousands have lived without love,not one without water"W.H Auden