3 Ways You Can Balance the Alkaline in Your Body (plus Giveaway)

by Janice

We all want to be as healthy as we can be. I am sure no one reading this post would say, “Nah, I don’t really want a healthy body. I prefer one that is aging too quickly and prone to disease.”

But since making our bodies as healthy as possible usually takes some serious work, commitment, and sacrifice, we don’t always make the choices we should.

So, when I heard about how drinking alkaline water could help balance the pH levels in my body — and that it was as easy as dropping a $15 alkaline water stick filter in my water bottle – I was sold! I am thrilled that I can make such a huge impact on my health by something as simple, inexpensive, and painless as using an alkaline water filter. (Now, if only exercising could happen that painlessly!)

If you want to improve your health and protect your body from disease, here are three simple ways to help balance the alkaline in your body:

Eat Alkaline

High alkaline foods decrease the acids in our bodies and blood stream. By eating a diet of high alkaline foods, you will be providing your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs to fight off diseases and infections. Your diet should consist of 50-80% of high alkaline foods per day.

  • Veggies: asparagus, onions, raw spinach leaves, broccoli, garlic, and parsley. Try to eat at least 1-2 of these foods with every dinner. These are high alkaline foods that can contribute to an overall alkaline diet.
  • Fruits: lemons, limes, watermelon, grapefruit, mangos, and papayas. Try to eat at least one of these alkaline foods per day to contribute to your overall percentage. Although lemons and limes are typically thought of as acidic, when consumed, they have an alkalizing effect on the body.
  • Oils: extra virgin olive oil and Grapeseed oil. Cook with these oils in recipes or use them to make salad dressings – anywhere that you would normally use more acidic cooking oils. Try to eat at least one serving of alkaline oils each day, in the meal of your choosing.
  • Sweeteners: stevia, maple syrup, and rice syrup. Honey may be used, but is considered low-alkaline. Use these in the place of low alkaline sweeteners for food and beverages.

Drink Alkaline

Our bodies need water to survive. In fact, we are supposed to be drinking 8-10 glasses every single day. Overly acidic bodies promote disease. Alkaline pH levels help fight disease, so drinking alkaline water helps you stay healthier. As a natural antacid, alkaline water can reduce acid reflux and help neutralize the acidity in the body to prevent sickness and some chronic diseases.

The Santevia Alkaline Water Stick is small enough to fit in a purse or pocket and convenient for traveling or the office.  The stick contains all natural compounds such as tourmaline stone, minerals stones, far infrared and calcium ion.  The alkaline water stick is simple to use, just place it in a glass of water and let the magic happen.  The stick will increase the pH of normal tap water or bottled water to a pH 8.5+.

Think Alkaline

Trying to live a healthier lifestyle takes time — like any new change you make. However, by making small changes to start, like drinking Alkaline water, you will begin to think Alkaline with everything you do. I think the reason for this is because you start to feel better, so you want to continue with what will make you feel better.

As you drink, ask yourself — Will this help balance my alkaline levels? If the answer is “no”, then choose something else.

If you carry around a water bottle or always have an alkaline stick with you,  you will be more likely to think alkaline when it comes to drinking or eating.

For More Information

Santevia Water Systems have so much useful information on their website. Be sure to check them out this article: Alkaline Foods Prevent Disease

Enter to win

2 winners are going to get their choice of either a Santevia Alkaline Water Pitcher or a Santevia Alkaline Stick and Tritan Water Bottle. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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We are working with Santevia to share about how important it is for us to drink alkaline water so that we can stay healthy. All opinions listed are our own.

Please Note: We are not health professionals and are not making any health claims. We are simply sharing our opinions and what we have learned about balancing our bodies’ pH levels. If you have any questions about your health, please talk to your doctor.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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{ 62 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Steph December 14, 2012 at 9:24 am

I would like to win the Santevia Water Pitcher because it holds more water, there would be enough for all of us.


2 manda kay December 14, 2012 at 9:49 am

I would like the pitcher to help with the taste of the water.


3 Anne December 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

the pitcher would be great since it is so practical.


4 Van December 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

I would pick the pitcher as well.


5 Michelle Chance December 14, 2012 at 10:02 am

I’d like to win the stick. It seems I’m always on the go and stuck with whatever water is available when I refill my bottle. When traveling to events or speaking engagements, it would be awesome and easy to carry with me. THANKS!


6 diane sabatini December 14, 2012 at 10:15 am

I’d pick the stick so I can take it on the go.


7 Kimberly December 14, 2012 at 10:25 am

The water pitcher and a stick or two would be great!


8 Barbara December 14, 2012 at 10:31 am

This is very interesting. the pitcher looks very handy.


9 latanya December 14, 2012 at 11:40 am

the water pitcher so I can have great tasting water


10 Shirley December 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

The pitcher, to replace my other brand.


11 Mag December 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I’d pick the stick.


12 Kelli December 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm

alkaline, really? Not something that has ever crossed my mind as something that I need


13 sindy murray December 14, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I would like the pitcher,it would be easy for my kids to reach for it when they need a drink!!


14 Misty December 14, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I would love the pitcher, since we spend most of our time at home.


15 Angela E. December 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I could use the pitcher in my home, great idea.


16 Francie December 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I would choose the pitcher and keep the water flowing for the whole family.


17 DebbieKL December 14, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I’d love the Santevia Alkaline Stick and Tritan Water Bottle. I’m bad about drinker water, but try to carry a water bottle around with me all the time. Thanks!


18 Chelsea December 14, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I would love the water pitcher because we are constantly drinking water in our house!


19 Karen Lynch December 14, 2012 at 11:06 pm

The water sticks.


20 Heather Hayes Panjon December 14, 2012 at 11:41 pm

The Pitcher Would Be Great, It Would Help Keep Water Sparkling Fresh :)


21 Jessica T December 15, 2012 at 1:25 am

The stick cause I’m always on the go!


22 mrsshukra December 15, 2012 at 5:40 am

I like the alkaline water pitcher because it’s perfect for at home!


23 Crissy D. December 15, 2012 at 7:41 am

I would love to have the stick and water pitcher because I would love to see a difference in my health and I am always on the go


24 Jessica December 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

The stick because I’m always on the go with my son!


25 Marti Parks December 15, 2012 at 9:47 am

I would like the stick.


26 Jennifer B December 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm

the stick so I can just set it in my glass


27 Andrea December 15, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I’d like the more portable option of the stick to help balance my alkaline levels. Plus anyone who sees me use it will ask questions about the device and its health benefits. :D


28 Rhonda C December 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I would like to win the Santevia Water Pitcher because it holds more water, there would be enough for all of us.


29 Latina Reddick December 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

The stick I can drop in water and go


30 Cheryl Lund December 15, 2012 at 11:08 pm

The water bottle and stick – I would like this one because I take a water bottle to work with me every day, I refill the water from the tap and this would be ideal before drinking the tap water.


31 Kelly Blackwell December 16, 2012 at 1:50 am

For portability the stick would be my choice. I am often out and about, and I am more forgetful. Having the stick on hand would help me continue to do good things for myself and my health. :)


32 Brittany December 16, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I would want the pitcher because I have four children so it would easier to use for the whole family. Thanks for the giveaway


33 Sadie December 16, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I would like the water pitcher. I can make a bottle or two to go during the day.


34 Wehaf December 16, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I would like the water bottle for convenience at work.


35 Beth Ann December 17, 2012 at 4:20 am

I think I’d pick the pitcher so my entire family could enjoy it.


36 Lori D. December 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

I like the pitcher myself.


37 Jennifer December 17, 2012 at 11:34 am

I love the water pitcher! So practical!


38 Staci A December 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

We’d love the pitcher since we spend most of our day at home.


39 Francine Anchondo December 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Santevia Water Pitcher that way everyone can have some in my household


40 Valerie Godin December 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I’d choose the stick so I can take it with me


41 Janet December 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

stick and water bottle-drink on the go :)


42 Michelle M December 18, 2012 at 1:30 am

the pitcher…and Im really wanting to win this. My grandpa was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and drank alkaline water. In less than a year he was cancer free. He is passionate about it so I would love to give it a try


43 ANGEL JACKLYN December 18, 2012 at 4:47 am



44 Van December 18, 2012 at 11:37 am

I like them both, but would go for the pitcher for home.


45 Lori Alcorn December 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I would pick the picther because than my whole family could enjoy it


46 domestic diva December 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I’d like to try the pitcher because it holds more. But even the stick would let us see some benefit. Both look great.


47 Dani December 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I’d like to win the pitcher, because then I’d always have alkaline water in the refrigerator, and I could easily put some of that in my own bottles when going out.


48 ria clarke December 19, 2012 at 9:40 am

love them both but would like the pitcher


49 Don December 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

Both would be good have have, but I choose the pitcher also.


50 Jen December 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

The pitcher would be wonderful for the whole family!


51 clarissa December 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm

i would like the stick and bottle. It would be something i would use everyday


52 Debbie Lewis December 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I would choose the picture so everyone could use it.


53 nichol tone December 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm

The water bottle


54 dani marie December 20, 2012 at 3:44 am

the water stick. i would love healthy water on the go.


55 Kim December 20, 2012 at 9:08 am

I would say the water pitcher so that the whole family could benefit.


56 June December 20, 2012 at 11:17 am

For our family, would want the pitcher so we all could use.


57 Chuck December 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Very nice, going to say the picture for me.


58 Garrett December 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I use to have a filter pitcher something like this, but I don’t know what happened to it.


59 Valerie Taylor Mabrey December 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm

the stick
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60 bradley howard December 20, 2012 at 10:54 pm

i would take the pitcher or the stick


61 Mary DeBorde December 20, 2012 at 11:06 pm

This is just about the neatest thing ever! I would definitely want the Bottle/stick because I have a lot of stomach & urinary acid. This would help me tremendously!


62 kelly mcgrew December 20, 2012 at 11:45 pm

id like to win the pitcher because it holds a larger amount of water. havent really heard of this before so this would be neat to try


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