Is your body acidic?
An acidic environment invites viruses and bacteria to grow. What creates acidity? Certain foods, environmental factors, and excess stress can be some of the main culprits. Your kidneys and lungs work hard to balance the pH in your body – but if they are overloaded or already having problems, this task can become more difficult. We can help our bodies become more alkaline by flushing out the kidneys and staying hydrated.
We’ve all been told to drink “8 glasses of water a day.” It’s so important for our bodies to stay hydrated, but with what? Here’s one of my family’s favorite recipes for enhancing your hydration and creating a healing, alkaline environment in your body.
THE “1-2-3 DRINK”
In our house, simple is best! We call this the “1-2-3 drink” so everyone can remember what is in it.
1- BUNCH OF ORGANIC FLAT-LEAF PARSLEY
This underappreciated herb’s superpower is alkalizing the entire body. Parsley has amazing mineral salts that attach themselves to unnecessary acids in the body and flushes them out. If you are battling cancer or focusing on preventing it, parsley is the herb for you!
Needing more convincing of this fantastic herb? Parsley fights off bacteria, parasites, and fungi – which make it amazing for dental health. It can help conditions such as gum disease, tooth decay, and dry mouth. Parsley has a natural chelation effect, pulling herbicides and pesticides (such as DDT) out of the body, making it an incredible detoxifier.
Parsley is packed with B vitamins, B12 coenzymes, and vitamins A, C, and K. It also contains a plethora of minerals and trace minerals such as magnesium, sulfur, iron, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, chromium, selenium, iodine, and calcium. Most of us are mineral deficient, so parsley is a marvelous way to get in those minerals your body desperately needs!
2- TBSP RAW ORGANIC HONEY
If you avoid honey because of “all the sugar,” fear not! This miraculous substance has the power to fight disease and bacteria; aid digestion, sleep, and cognition; strengthen the immune system; reduce throat irritation; stabilize blood pressure; calm nerves; relieve morning sickness; balance blood sugar; heal ulcers; purify the blood; fight off colds and flu; soothe sore throats and laryngitis; flush the kidneys – and more!
You will get the most benefits from raw organic honey, which means it has not been filtered, strained, or heated above 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw honey provides far more benefits than regular honey as it is full of active enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that are vital for keeping the body healthy and for preventing illness and disease.
3- LIME/LEMONS, JUICED
These citrus fruits hydrate the body on a deep, cellular level and provide the body with needed electrolytes from mineral & trace mineral salts. Need some vitamin C? Lemons and limes have some of the most bioavailable vitamin C, making them essential for a top-performing immune system. Worried about your calcium? Look no further. These sour fruits pack it in high amounts and in a way that your body easily absorbs. The phytochemical compounds in lemons and limes bind the vitamin C and calcium together in the body, making each more powerful and alkalizing – preventing the growth of any cancer. Lemons and limes have antioxidants and detoxifying properties that aid the body in fighting disease and flushing out toxins. Adding a squeeze of lemon or lime to water enlivens the water and makes it so much more potent for hydrating your body.
With these 3 powerful ingredients, you can deeply hydrate your body, replenish vitamins and minerals, and drive out disease and bacteria. Here’s our simple healing and hydrating recipe:
PARSLEY WATER: THE “1-2-3 DRINK”
1 bunch organic flat-leaf parsley
2 tbsp raw organic honey*
Juice of 3 limes or lemons*
5-6 cups clean filtered water
Place all ingredients in a blender.
Blend for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy!
*Note: You can add more honey to make the taste sweeter, or more lime/lemon to make it more sour to your preference. You can also strain out the pulp if you prefer a smoother texture.
Blessings, Amber | amberbodilyhealth.com