By Callum @ AvocadoNinja
By Callum @ AvocadoNinja
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In this article, I show you the most powerful way I've found to start the day. This all begins with rehydrating and remineralising your body. You'll find out exactly how to do this with some powerful techniques.
Get Your Water Right First
Tap and bottled water contain toxic bacteria, heavy metals, chlorine, BPA, and other health-zapping compounds that can throw your hormones out of balance and create a host of issues.
Your body also needs to be in an alkaline balance, and have access to important minerals, such as magnesium, to function properly. Tap water and drinks like black tea, certain types of coffee and soft drinks are all acidic. The more of these we drink, the more strain we’re putting on the body to stay in balance – killing our mood and energy. So, we need to avoid placing this unnecessary stress on the body.
I've found the best way to filter your water and make it alkaline is (at different budgets) with the Ninja Jug and the Ultrastream.
Add The Right Minerals To Your Water
Next, we need to add the right minerals to our water. Minerals such as sodium, calcium, magnesium, and potassium have over 11 validated, peer-reviewed health benefits.17
They are vital to supporting critical bodily processes, from your organs to muscles and your brain! In fact, most of us are deficient in almost every mineral, which is proven to lead to low energy, low mood, depression, mental fog, cravings, premature ageing, digestive problems, headaches, muscle cramps, nausea, migraines, and other unpleasant outcomes! 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Let’s consider the benefits of magnesium alone2. Over 700-800 bodily functions depend on magnesium, and it is important for over 300 reactions, including nerve and cardiac function, muscle contraction and relaxation, protein synthesis, controlling blood glucose, maintaining healthy DNA, and the synthesis of ATP-based energy.2 25 It’s also critical for your cells to multiply properly.2
Experts estimate that 50% of us are magnesium deficient6. Poor farming practices have contributed to the depletion of minerals in the soil, making it almost impossible to get enough magnesium from diet alone. Further complicating things, the recommended daily allowance (RDA) is not high enough for optimal health. Without a doubt, we need to supplement our intake of magnesium and other healthy minerals.
By adding an abundance of these minerals into your water, we will effectively recreate the water our body is designed to run on, like that of our ancestors.
Unrefined sea salt, on the other hand, contains over sixty trace minerals that are essential to maintaining healthy body function and supercharging performance. In addition to unrefined sea salt, there are four important alkaline salts that are beneficial to your health: sodium bicarbonate, potassium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and calcium carbonate. These alkaline salts will take the acid load off your body, freeing up tons of energy and allowing your body to function more effectively.4
Doesn't Sodium Increase Blood Pressure?
Sodium attaches to water in the body to maintain balanced hydration, both inside and outside of cells. Together with potassium, sodium also helps maintain electrical gradients between cell membranes. This is essential for muscle contraction and nerve communication —without it our body would not function properly.
Salt is widely believed to increase blood pressure. However, scientific research tells another story: higher concentrations of salt in the body allow the body to hold more water and the blood becomes denser. Consequently, blood pressure increases slightly as the blood is slightly harder to pump.
However, this is not really a problem. In recent years, large studies have found that there is insufficient evidence to link the reduction of salt in the diet to the prevention of cardiovascular disease or death. 7 8 14 15 High blood pressure is correlated to obesity, which is correlated to heart disease, but there is no direct link between an increase in blood pressure caused by salt and heart disease.
The study also stresses the importance of dietary potassium. Researchers discovered that those with the lowest blood pressure consumed the most potassium and sodium. In contrast, those with the highest blood pressure consumed the least sodium and potassium.16
The study's author says: “This study and others point to the importance of higher potassium intakes, in particular, on blood pressure and probably cardiovascular outcomes as well.”
When magnesium and calcium intakes were analysed, similar effects were observed; higher levels were associated with lower blood pressure, and vice versa.
Create EZ Water
EZ water is structured water that is viscous like honey—it is between solid and liquid. It is the water your cells use, and it’s quite different from the water you drink.
It delivers energy to your mitochondria. The better your mitochondria function, the more energy you have and the better everything in your body runs—including brain power.
It also fights ageing and stress and helps your body recover faster. I've written a more in-depth article about EZ water here.
In this recipe, we will blend the water to create EZ water.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
This will give your body the ideal nutrients, minerals, anti-oxidants, polyphenols and fuel for the optimal start to the day. Your mind and body will feel charged, and produce sustainable high energy.
Step 2: Add Alkaline Minerals
Add in 6g (1 scoop) of alkaline minerals and a pinch of unrefined sea-salt.
Step 3: Blend the water.
We are creating the special kind of EZ water as we blend it. This is more absorbable by the body and helps your mitochondria produce energy.
Step 4: Drink
Drink on an empty stomach and wait 15 mins before eating anything.
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