To live an Empowered Life- you must take care of your spirit, soul and body. If we live a holy life honoring God with our whole heart yet forget to fuel our body (temple of Holy Spirit) with premium fuel- we suffer. I want to run this race to win (I Corinthians 9:24)the prize like an Olympic gold medalist. To do this I’ve got to be intentional about how I fuel my body.
God designed everything to be in perfect order, our bodies included. He designed us to be kept at a delicate pH balance of 7.365, and our internal temperature at 98.6. Every cell, organ and bodily function are dependent on those being kept in that order. When they aren’t, our bodies start to degenerate; suffer pain, age prematurely, gain excess weight, get cancer, heart disease, diabetes. . . So, the key to keep our body running at optimum levels just like God designed is to keep our body at the pH and temperature He designed us for.
The pH scale goes from 1-14 – 7 being neutral. Anything below 7 is acid, and anything above 7 is base or alkaline.
As you know a fish aquarium must be kept at proper pH or the fish die. A swimming pool has to be kept at a proper pH so bacteria can’t grow. Your body must be kept at proper pH level or your body degenerates and suffers disease. What we eat and drink helps keep our body at the optimum pH level. Sleep, rest, stress and exercise also contribute to our pH level.
How we live and what we eat will determine how we run the race before us. To make healthy food choices we need to look at the pH level of the food we eat. We need to choose a balance of healthy foods. Sometimes even when eating healthy our pH level is still acid. We need to monitor our pH level until we are in the optimum range every day. The only way to know what our pH level is, is to buy a pH tester and test through out the day. You’ll be shocked at how much raw fruit and vegetables you need to eat to maintain your level.
Every pH food chart you look at online ranks foods a little differently. It categorizes foods from most alkaline to most acid. On one site you’ll see a food ranked low alkaline and another it is low acid. The reason for discrepancy is; all foods are grown in different soils with different nutrient levels. Take for instance a home grown tomato, ours planted in fertile organic soil produces a fruit that doesn’t even resemble the flavor, texture or nutrition of the ones in the grocery store. Some charts say a tomato is alkaline some say low acid- you get the point. Eat as organic and homegrown as you can for optimum nutrition.
Most Americans are overly acid. The standard American diet is acid forming food; processed breads, deserts, soda’s, pasta, sugar, beer, fast food, lack of rest and an overload of stress.
An Empowered life runs at the optimum pH level of 7.365 so that we can run and not be weary. God gives each of us talents to use for His glory. Are you living up to the high calling of God in Christ Jesus in your life? Or is your health getting in the way? Come on- let’s run this race! I struggle too, I love coffee and junk as much as you do- but I can’t let it rule me. In order to have my French pressed organic coffee in the morning I have to eat a huge bowl of fruit to off set the acid. If that doesn’t work, I may need more rest.
To eat healthy we need a balance of alkaline and healthy acids. The majority of our food needs to be alkaline. Let’s try to make 3/4 of our plate alkaline and 1/4 healthy acid.
Alkaline foods- this is by far exhaustive
Cod liver oil
Apple cider vinegar
Raw goat milk
Goat cheese, whey
Acid foods- this is by far exhaustive
Raw cow milk
Venison – lowest acid
Fish- cold water, lowest acid
Equal, Nutrasweet,sweet ‘N Low-highest acid
Lack of sleep
Watermelon Rind Pickles- Fermented (Highest Alkaline)
1 rind from an organic watermelon- Wash watermelon. Eat or drink the pink part- also nutritious. Chop the rind into 1 inch pieces and put inside large jar
2 tablespoons Sea Salt
2 tablespoons whey (if you don’t have this just add an additional tablespoon of salt to the above measurement)
1 quart water- Add salt and whey to the water and stir, then pour on top of rind in jar. Cover.
Let sit in 72-80 degrees for three days then put in refrigerator. It may need to be burped to release air once in a while on counter.
Watermelon rind contains a compound known as citrulline, according to a study published in the June 2005 issue of the “Journal of Chromatography.” Citrulline might serve up a range of medicinal benefits. Evidence in the March 2011 edition of the “Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture” suggests that the citrulline in watermelon rinds gives it antioxidant effects that protect you from free-radical damage. Additionally, citrulline converts to arginine, an amino acid vital to the heart, circulatory system and immune system. Nutritional facts about watermelon
Dilled Salmon Puff’s w/ Avocado
Banana Bread- Lowest Alkaline
Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
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