Bouncing back from a cold by consuming more alkaline foods and health drinks can give you an energetic fresh start. The good news is that when the cold passes, your body is cleaner, leaner and should function better, assuming you don’t start piling in the junk again. Here is a good way to get back into a groove with even more energy, stamina, and better health than you had before.
First, let the cold run its course...
A cold, or "cleanse", as some professionals call it, is really your body’s way of eliminating toxins that have built up over time. Don’t try to stifle the runny nose and coughs with antihistamines or other drugs that only delay the inevitable. If you slow the process down, then you only prolong the pain, and you may not get the full benefit of a natural cleanse. In my experience, a good, cleansing cold lasts about 7-10 days. Think of it as a natural cleanse. Then, get more out of the recovery with alkaline foods and natural health drinks that power the body more efficiently.
What are alkaline foods?
Think about fresh fruits and vegetables, whole foods without animal protein, health drinks without sugar or artificial sweeteners, and food grade herbs, not medicinal herbs.
Some of the more common acid foods can be caffeine, chocolate, beef, pork, fish, alcohol, soda, even beans and rice. Experts recommend that your daily alkaline food intake should be about 80% of your diet, compared with only 20% acid forming foods.
The theory is, and it does hold water, that it is harder for illness and disease to take hold in a more alkaline environment. Through a great deal of research, and personal experience, I have discovered numerous health benefits with more alkaline foods. By maintaining that 80/20 ratio, I experience fewer arthritic pains and digestive problems. Also, by adding health drinks that are less acid forming, then I can feel better knowing that my body has the tools it needs to work on other issues such as eliminating toxins, rather than constantly struggling just to maintain internal pH balance.
So, the next time you are recovering from a cold, take advantage of your clean system while taking your health and fitness to a new level. Get your energy, stamina and power back with a fresh boost. Search the Internet to find natural alkaline foods and health drinks for pH balance. Begin incorporating more of these into your life while avoiding so many acid forming foods and you will feel the difference.
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