How to Make Alkalizing Lemon Water

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Lemons contain a high percentage of citric acid, but the juice and flesh of the lemon actually have an alkaline effect on your body's pH level once it's broken down in the digestive system. Alkaline substances help neutralize excess acid in your digestive system that otherwise wears down your immune system and causes your body to heal more slowly. Putting a bit of lemon into a glass of drinking water daily is an inexpensive way to keep your immune system strong and balanced.

Things You'll Need

  • 1-gallon pitcher
  • 1 gallon filtered water
  • Sea salt
  • Coral calcium powder (available at nutritional supplement stores)
  • One lemon
  • Stirring spoon
  • Kitchen knife
  • Citrus juicer
  • One cucumber
  • Ten mint leaves

Basic Alkaline Lemon Water Recipe

  • Fill a pitcher with 1 gallon of filtered water.

  • Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt and 1 teaspoon of coral calcium powder to the filtered water. Stir the water with a long-handled stirring spoon until the salt and calcium powder are dissolved.

  • Wash a fresh lemon, cut it in half, and extract the juice by grinding the halves on a citrus juicer.

  • Pour the juice into the water and stir thoroughly. The lemon alkaline water is ready to serve.

  • Stir the lemon alkaline water before each additional pouring, as any salt and coral calcium powder that didn't completely dissolve may settle in the bottom of the pitcher.

Mint-Flavored Alkaline Lemon Water

  • Pour 1 gallon of filtered water into a clean pitcher.

  • Wash a fresh cucumber, cut and discard the ends, and cut into thin slices. Add these slices to the pitcher.

  • Wash 10 large, healthy mint leaves and add them to the pitcher.

  • Cut one-half of a lemon into multiple thin slices. Add the lemon slices to the water.

  • Stir the contents of the pitcher thoroughly, place a cover on it, and chill the mint-flavored alkaline water in your refrigerator.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have sensitive front teeth and experience discomfort when they come in contact with citrus juice, drink your alkaline water through a straw as an easy way to bypass the sensitivity and avoid an unpleasant sensation.

References

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