Our body’s internal system needs a PH of just above 7.0; our immunologic, enzymatic and repair mechanisms all function at their best in this alkaline range.
If our body becomes over acidic, i.e. under a PH of 7, you may start to experience a combination of these symptoms;
- Low energy, fatigue
- Nasal congestion/Sinus issues
- Muscle Pain
- Weak nails, dry skin, dry hair
- Frequent colds, flu and infection
If you have these symptoms and eat foods which create acid in the body, you may need to balance it with an alkaline diet. Research has shown that disease and illness thrive in an acidic environment.
Therefore adapting a more alkaline diet will helpput you on the right path to better overall health and allow you to practice being disease preventative.
What foods cause acid in the body?
There is a whole list of foods that cause the body to be over-acidic: dairy and dairy substitutes, animal meat, most grains, condiments, aspartame, sugar, chocolate, peanuts, alcohol and quite a few other types of foods.
To balance your PH, the remedy is simple and logical; eat more alkaline causing foods and include more whole food nutrient dense foods in your diet.
Foods high on the alkaline scale include green leafy vegetables, watermelon, lime, mango, most vegetables, vegetable juices, almonds, sprouts, avocados and green tea, to name a few. Remember all food either leaves an acid or alkaline residue on the blood.
When your body becomes more alkaline, the changes that will take place are truly amazing! It will seem magical, but it’s all perfectly normal. You will feel how we all have the right to feel, we just don’t know it.
Some benefits include, among many others:
- Better immunity
- Disease prevention
- Weight loss
- Increased energy
- Improved skin and hair condition
- Better overall health
Are these benefits worth pursuing? I think so, fortunately, it is not hard to slowly alkalise your body. Take it one day at a time, add more and more green food to your diet, reduce the number of cups of coffee you have every day and you’ll soon reap the benefits.
If you would like more information on increasing your bodies alkalinity and knowing which are the right foods to help get you there? Contact me further and let me help you on health journey forward and as a bonus I’ll add in my secret hassle free, no mess juicing answer to making your own rich nutrient dense vegetable juices.