Not too long ago I heard about the concept of having an alkaline vs acidic body. Some of my research indicated that an acidic body can lead to many diseases as this state basically deprives the body of oxygen. Parasites, viruses, bad bacteria, and Candida thrive on a acidic environment (low-oxygen body).
This seems to make sense as much of the food we eat in the west is saturated with ingredients that with time, deprive the body of its alkalinity.
According to Dr. Otto H Warburg, a body that is in an acidic state can lead to serious health issues, such as diabetes, heartburn, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
Unfortunately a lot of the bad foods found in fast food restaurants are tasty, cheap, and convenient. But if you want to take the steps to a better health-which also affects the quality of your life and even your mental state, you’re gonna have to look more into eating “living foods” these are generally uncooked food such as vegetables and fruits.
A lot of people are starting to see very good results with juicing. Spend a few bucks on getting yourself a nutribullet and start trying it out. It’s hard at the beginning especially if you’re used to eating junk food, but if you do it gradually you’ll start to see the benefits. I started with simple replacing one meal with a nutribullet juice instead. This alone has rised the levels of energy.
I would strongly recommend you do some research on getting a better understanding of what having an alkaline or acidic body means as much of it will start to make a lot of sense.
Here’s some more information to help you out get started:
Our diet plays a vital role in maintaining proper pH levels in the body. PH balance is the balance of acid and alkaline in all fluids and cells throughout your body. Your body must balance the blood’s pH levels at a slightly alkaline level of 7.365 in order to survive. Unfortunately, the typical American diet consists primarily of toxic and acid-forming foods like processed sugars, refined grains, genetically modified organisms, and etc. This leads to unhealthy acidic pH. An imbalanced pH can interrupt cellular activities and functions. Excessively acidic pH can lead to many serious health problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and heartburn. If you keep your body in an acidic state for a long period of time, it can drastically accelerate aging. Robert O. Young in The pH Miracle, says, that most health problems arise from being acidic. This is because parasites, bad bacteria, viruses, and candida overgrowth thrive in acidic environments. But an alkaline environment neutralizes bacteria and other pathogens.
Therefore, maintaining pH balance is one of the important tools to optimizing your health.
PH Levels Say More About Your Body Than You Think
One of the easiest ways to tell that this fine balance is out of whack is to look at your body’s pH level. And what exactly is your body’s pH level? What does it mean? How do you know it’s gone out of balance?
What is it?
Simply put, it’s the measure of acidity and alkalinity. Both are important in their own way. Your stomach, for example, requires high acidity to digest foods, while your immune system relies on alkalinity.
What does it mean?
The pH scale runs from 0 to 14.The lower the number, the higher the level of acidity. A perfect, neutral balance is found at 7 – This is the level your body aims to maintain as it provides your various systems with the correct environment to function. But what often happens is that the body gets pushed into a state of overall acidity, which can have damaging effects.
Signs Your Body Is Too Acidic
It’s not as intuitive as measuring your temperature or spilling some blood on a pH strip, like you’d find in a laboratory.
No, instead you need to look closer at the way your body is functioning.
Sign #1 – Excess Weight
Sign #2 – Bone Weakness
Sign #3 – Tooth Sensitivity
Sign #4 – Sleep Problems
Home Remedy for Acidity
– 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar
– 1/3 tsp. baking soda
Mix the ingredients together and you will notice that the solution begins to fizz right away. Keep adding baking soda until the fizz stops and then add 8 oz. water.
Drink all at once! This home remedy will help reduce acidosis, help with stomach acid and create an alkaline-forming environment in your body.
What You Should Eat To Maintain An Alkaline Diet
What to eat less of:
- Most grains
- Packaged, processed snacks
- Canned foods