Healthy Green Juice and Finding Balance with Alkalinity
The weather in Tennessee is absolutely beautiful right now. We’ve been soaking up the sun. Everyday after school, the kids have been running through the sprinklers, playing baseball in our backyard, and searching for frogs. It doesn’t get much better than that. ☺
Last week, I talked about my love of green juice and the benefits of drinking it. Writing that post, sparked an idea to create a 30 day juice challenge. Check out and join our Facebook Get Your Glow On group page. We just started, so it’s not too late to get out your Ninja and smash some greens!
When my mom was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, she did a lot of nutritional research and dove into the connection between cancer and alkalinity.
In general, the pH scale measures how acidic or alkaline a subject is ranging from 0 (acidic) to 14 (alkaline). A pH balance of 7 is NEUTRAL. Our body’s healthy pH level for blood and saliva is around 7.4 and urine at 6.
Cancer cells thrive in acidity. So, in theory, we want to keep our body in an alkaline state. I found this food chart from AlkaMind.
If you are curious to know your pH, I found these cool pH Test Strips online. Dr. Daryl Gioffre with AlkaMind recommends that 80% of our diet consist of alkaline foods and 20% of acidic foods. Sending you light and love, and LOTS OF GREEN JUICE!! ☺
What are your favorite outdoor summertime activities?
If you want to kick acidity to the curb, head over to our 30 Day Juice Challenge!
Update: I forgot to note that my mom has been cancer free for 6 years.