Combining the weight-loss power of a keto diet with easy alkalinizing practices supercharges slimming. And these simple tweaks can speed fat loss.
Add a lemon twist.
The alkalinizing minerals in citrus juice lower acid levels in the body, plus natural acids in lemon calm the brain’s hunger center to make weight loss effortless. To get the benefits, squeeze the juice from half a lemon into an 8-oz. glass of water. Sip as often as desired during the day.
Tweak your coffee.
Java is loaded with chlorogenic acid, a compound that speeds fat burn by 50 percent, but the sip is acidic. Luckily, you don’t have to give up your coffee — just add cardamom! Its phytochemicals neutralize acid and add a spicy citrus kick to your java. For every 12-oz. mug you plan to enjoy, add 1/2 tsp. of cardamom powder to your grounds; brew as usual.
Cook with coconut.
While most cooking oils, including olive oil, have a neutral pH, coconut oil is actually alkalinizing. To get the benefits, try using virgin coconut oil as a replacement for vegetable oils. Bonus: People who regularly eat coconut oil burn 65 percent more calories even while at rest, according to a study in The Journal of Nutrition.
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