Acid is for Your Car Battery..Not Your Body!
The principle of PH balance helped me regain my health more than anything else in my entire 39 years of looking for answers.
Doing this one simple thing will solve many of your nutritional worries. What you eat affects your acid alkaline balance. Diana Herrington.
10 Benefits of Having a Balanced Body’s pH:
- Skin more elastic, youthful.
- Deeper more restful sleep.
- Abundant physical energy.
- Suffer from fewer colds, headaches, flues.
- Good digestion.
- Less arthritis.
- Reduction of candida (yeast) overgrowth.
- Won’t support osteoporosis.
- Increased mental acuity, mental alertness.
- Legal natural high.
Did you know that the water fish swim in needs to be the correct pH in to live? Life only exists where there’s balance, and your body is totally regulated by pH! Are you too acidic?
Check out this list of symptoms of being too Acidic
- Excess stomach acid.
- Acid reflux.
- Saliva acidic.
Unhealthy Skin, Nails and Hair:
- Nails are thin and break easily.
- Dry skin.
- Cracks at the corners of the lips.
- Hair is dull with split ends, and falls out.
- Very pale face.
Teeth and Mouth Issues:
- Loose teeth.
- Teeth sensitive to hot, cold, or acidic foods.
- Teeth have a tendency to crack or chip.
- Sensitive gums.
- Mouth ulcers.
- Infections in throat and tonsils.
- Tooth nerve pain.
Eyes, Head and General Body:
- Low body temperature (feels cold).
- Tendency to get infections.
- Leg cramps and spasms.
- Eyes tear easily, conjunctivitis, inflammation of the eyelids and corneas.
Nerves and Emotions:
- Low energy; constant fatigue.
- Being continually depressed with a loss of joy and enthusiasm.
- Excessive nervousness
If you are experiencing those symptoms, consider this:
Take Magnesium: Most doctors agree that almost all Americans are chronically short on this important mineral. Magnesium is an especially important nutrient for women as it helps the body assimilate calcium, thus preventing osteoporosis. Magnesium is one of the main agents in the bodies buffering system and helps raise the PH of the body quickly and naturally. It also can provide instant energy. A liquid supplement, often sold with calcium added is a great addition to a diet high in magnesium heavy foods such as avocados, almonds, cashews, and spinach.
Best source of magnesium here.
Cut the Sugar: Besides being one of the most acidic substances we eat, sugar is bad for weight maintenance and immunity. By replacing white sugar with more alkaline sweeteners-stevia, agave nectar, and maple syrup it is possible to see instant balancing in the body, not just with PH levels but also with blood sugar. I recommend stevia above all as it actually helps lower blood sugar levels.
Rev up the Enzymes: Being too acidic can wreak havoc on the digestive enzymes in the small intestine, weakening our bodies’ ability to break down food and utilize their nutrients. This can lead to improper metabolism, weight gain, and diabetes. By adding enzymes back into the diet-two good ones are Bromelein (from pinneaple) and Papain (from Papaya) you are creating a better environment for highly alkaline fruits and vegetables to work their nutritional magic.
Drink Water with Lemon: Lemon is the most alkaline fruit out there (although it is acidic, when it reacts with digestive enzymes it turns alkaline) and water is absolutely fundamental for cutting down the acidic side effects of coffee, soft drinks, and tea and flushing the kidneys. By starting your day with a glass of water with lemon juice and drinking water throughout the day you provide a much more alkaline environment in your body.
Replace Meat with Vegetables: While some meat is good for balancing the body-it contains zinc and pottasium, two substances that help keep minerals in the body-it is also acidic and many of us eat way too much of it. Keeping meat in its place-as an accompaniment to alkaline fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. While not all veggies are alkaline, most of them are-copying a great list of alkaline/acid foods and taping it to the refrigerator or using it when planning a grocery trip can really help.
By maintaining a healthy whole foods diet we can help to balance our bodies, prevent a host of diseases and live a longer, healthier and more energetic life.
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