The more acidic your body, the harder it becomes for your immune system to fight off illness, bacteria and even cancer.
HOW DOES THE BODY BECOME ACIDIC ?
It usually starts with unhealthy habits. Smoking, lack of sleep, stress and most importantly the foods you eat and products you absorb affect your body's pH Levels.
When ever you eat acid forming foods, such as dairy, grains, meats and sugar, your body has to use alkalizing minerals such as calcium, sodium, potassium ad magnesium to neutralise the acid produced from metabolizing these foods.
When you eat enough alkaline foods to replenish these, your body has to use minerals from vital organs and bones to neutralise the acid in your body. Because of this your body's mineral reserves can reach dangerously low levels and cauce damage that can go undetected for years.
You Constantly Need Alkalizing Minerals
The body’s metabolism is constantly producing acidic waste products that needs to be neutralized or excreted in some way. In order to do that, you need to supply your body with foods rich in alkalizing minerals.
This is why eating more junk food than veggies can create an extremely acidic environment which is prime breeding ground for all sorts of negative health issues.
Health Problems Caused by Mild Acidosis
Inflamed and/or sensitive gums
Neck, back, and sciatica issues
Excessive yeast and fungal growth
Cardiovascular issues including vasoconstriction and arrhythmias
Excessive weight gain
Kidney and bladder infections
Increased oxidative stress
Dramatic bowel fluctuations, nausea, and vomiting
Bone spurs, increased bone fracture incidents, and osteoporosis
Mental fog, insomnia, chronic headaches, and/or migraines
Increased lactic acid, joint and muscle pain
Accelerated free radical damage
Balancing pH Levels
The body is an amazing machine and can autonomously balance its own pH level; however, it does so at a heavy cost. For instance, when the body becomes too acidic, the blood will take alkaline-forming elements from the digestive enzyme systems of the small intestine. This now creates a less than optimal environment for proper digestion.
This is why dietary intake that is highly acidic can result in many disease and disorders. The body steals from one area to balance the pH which inhibits that systems proper function.
Which Foods Are Alkaline?
It is important to understand a few things about the difference between acidic and alkaline foods.
It can be a bit confusing at first. For instance, citric foods such as lemons and oranges are acidic in nature, but they are alkaline forming within the body.
How To Improve Your Body’s pH Level
Check your pH regularly
Drink plenty of water
Remove acidic foods
Use lettuce leaves and collard greens as wraps
Avoid junk food or highly processed foods
Replace dairy milks with coconut or almond milk
Add green juices or smoothies to your diet
Meditate to lower stress levels
Your Food Matters
There’s no doubt about it, what you eat has a direct impact on your overall health.
As Ann Wigmore, founder of the renowned Hippocrates Health Institute once said, “The food you eat can be either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”