Do you understand the importance of an Alkaline Diet?
It is important to understand what pH balance in your body means. An alkaline diet can help you thrive with vitality. If you have ever owned a fish tank you have experienced monitoring the PH of the water. If the water turns too acidic the fish will not live. Our body is very similar, it is delicate. If our pH balance is off, then we can become too acidic and many issues begin to occur.
What is pH?
pH means “potential hydrogen”. It is a measure of the concentration of hydrogen in a solution. The pH scale covers a range of 0-14. Anything above 7.0 is alkaline and anything below 7.0 is acidic. Neutral pH is 7.0. The pH in our blood should be slightly alkaline (7.35 – 7.45).
The Dangers of an Acidic Body
The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur. A blood pH of 6.9, which is only slightly acidic, can induce coma and death.
An acidic pH balance may:
- Decrease your body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients
- Weaken the energy production in your cells
- Lower your body’s ability to repair damaged cells
- Inhibit your body’s ability to detoxify heavy metals
- Make tumor cells thrive
- Enhance fatigue and illness
An acidic pH can occur from:
- An acid forming diet
- Emotional stress
- Toxic overload
- Immune reactions
One of the best things we can do to correct an overly acidic body is to clean up the diet and lifestyle. An 80% alkaline-forming and 20% acid-forming diet is ideal.
You can download a pH Foods Chart HERE.
Take a look at this chart that shows the PH ranges and foods that fall into the categories. Vegetables are highly alkalizing, and processed sugary foods are acid forming. Another thing to take note of is that Stress and Negativity are listed as very acid forming. In addition to making positive dietary changes, a transition into a more optimistic state is recommended. I also am a huge advocate of deep breathing.
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