It is easy to get lost in the whole health-food terminology and discourse on clean living. One can’t really tell where healthy stops and unhealthy begins. One major factor in determining the healthfulness of a food can be by looking at it from an alkaline or acidic point of view. The more alkaline it is the better.
Alkaline diets have gained more importance from the cancer world, as many research studies are now showing an obvious connection between acidic diets and rise in cancers.
In order for your blood to effectively act as a medium of oxygen and absorb vital nutrients, your body’s pH (potential of hydrogen), and balance needs to be maintained. This equilibrium is essentially the body’s alkaline acid-balance, which is ensured by healthy kidneys. Our packaged food living makes we consume too much acid apart from already acidic dairy, grains, meats and sugar. This puts too much load on the kidneys and they start accumulating the acid in our tissues. It also means that the body’s mineral reserves such as calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium can run dangerously low. One needs to minimize the acid generation by eating more alkaline foods.
The bigger picture-
The pH of our body is 7.4 and anything that alters the pH will make the body’s immune defense go down and obviously open up the door for diseases. Sodium and sugar rich diets from processed foods can cause an upheaval in pH and lead to a disturbing health condition called acidosis, which depends on an internal alkaline environment.
All foods have the ability to change your pH levels. Acidic foods are the culprit, but one can’t and needn’t just eat alkalizing foods. Consuming good fats like avocado, nuts, ghee, and coconut oil are better than saturated fats. Processed animal protein, wheat and some grains increase the pH of the body, so the servings shouldn’t cross more than two a day, a balance of 80% alkaline-forming food and 20% acidic-forming food is ideal.
Go alkaline with-
- WAKE-UP POTION- the body is naturally very acidic in the morning, so start your day with a high-quality alkaline drink. For more alkaline effects, and some apple cider vinegar to it.
- SPROUT IT OUT- adds more sprouts to your daily diet. They are extremely alkalizing and supercharged with nutrients and energy-boosting enzymes.
- BRISK WALL- try a brisk wall or some form of exercise daily. Exercise helps eliminate acidic waste from your body. But don’t over-exercise either; it can increase the Ph of the body too.
- SKIP SUGAR-LADEN FOOD- sugar is one of the most acidic foods we consume. You need a lot of water to wash out the daily you consume.
LEAFY GREENS- they are the most alkaline foods, also rich in vital micro-nutrients.
In simpler words………..make your body less acidic and, hence, less prone to diseases.