How to Alkalize + Energize!

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Did You Know?
There is not doubt our internal system is more delicate than we could imagine especially when it comes to the pH of our blood. Most are not aware that above or below the recommended pH range could lead to problematic symptoms and even disease. Maintaining a slightly alkaline state between 7.35 – 7.45 is just the right pH to keep our systems operating at an optimum level. When blood is below a neutral pH (7.0) it is considered that the blood is acidic, above neutral (7.0) blood is considered to be alkaline.

What Causes Acidity?
Due to the Standard American Diet (SAD), our bodies are more apt to be acidic. Acid-forming foods are red meat, poultry, grains and dairy –the American diet has plenty of this, am I right? However, when our blood leans toward acidity our immune system weakens, fatigue increases, our body becomes less apt to detoxify organs making your body a potential environment for bad bacteria and disease to thrive.

Stress will also increase acidity! When you experience emotional stress your body releases acid-forming hormones such as cortisol or adrenaline that is released into the body and creates inflammation. Inflammation in the body signals that your body is working to repair something. When your system is in a constant state of repair you become rundown and your immune system suffers greatly. Lack of exercise and bad habits will also form acid in the blood.

Now What?
The very first step, take it day by day and make small changes in your routine. Start your day with an intention. It will help you in eliminating the chatter in your head and focus on the purpose you are putting on your day. Introduce a 5-minute meditation practice, science suggests that even 1-minute is beneficial to your body. Move your body! It will help reduce stress and increase endorphins in your brain helping to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. Focus on self-care by getting a restful night sleep and slowing down, especially as the holidays approach. Most importantly, make small shifts in your diet. Increase alkaline-forming foods including most fruits, greens and vegetables, spices and herbs, beans, seeds and nuts. And drink plenty of water!

Our favorite alkalizing juice is Wheatgrass. It’s high concentration of chlorophyll helps deliver oxygen to the blood. It cleanses and repairs your system while providing numerous benefits.

Now that you’re more equipped, get out there an alkalize! We’d love to hear if you have something that works for you, share with us at info@fullyrooted.com.

Love + Light,

Amanda, Angelo + Ben

Why We Choose Hemp Mylk

We wanted to create a milk alternative that would be great for humans and the environment. After ditching the idea to make Almond Mylk because of the strain it creates on the environment, the Hemp Seed was presented as the most sustainable option. Ironically, this would also be the most nutritious option. The more we learn about the benefits of Hemp, we realize the right decision was made.

We should note that Hemp is not Marijuana. It’s the same species, but contains little to no THC (the psychoactive component of marijuana). It’s similar to the difference between the poppies that are grown for opium and the poppies that produce the seeds on a bagel.

Hemp seeds are such a unique and powerful food source, even containing it’s own Amino Acid that isn’t found anywhere else: Edestin. It is similar to our DNA, making it an easily digestible and usable plant protein. Hemp also maintains a perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega 3 & 6 Essential Fatty Acids. These are vital to good health but cannot be synthesized by the human body, so we must consume them through food.

Not only is hemp a perfect super-food, it’s great for anyone with a food allergy, can be consumed when pregnant or nursing, and children will thrive on it! You can probably tell we get really excited about Hemp!

Our Original Recipe
It starts with environmentally friendly hemp seeds then mixed and pressed to produce a creamy & nutty milk. It is lightly sweetened with locally produced, nutrient-rich maple syrup and finished with a touch of raw vanilla bean.

More flavors coming soon. Let us know what you think!

-Amanda, Angelo & Ben