It seems so hard to know what’s good for you and what’s not anymore. How do you know what to eat? Why can’t you have your favorite foods? It just doesn’t seem to make sense. And it doesn’t seem fair.
Well, here is a tip to start on the path to managing your health more proactively.
pH balance is one of the key factors to physical well being. The human body works best between the levels of 7.4 to 7.6. That means we must eat balanced amounts of alkaline and acidic foods to create the right pH level. If we don’t, the level of pH is off and the body has to compensate somehow - generally by stripping minerals from the bones or muscles leading to conditions like osteoporosis and fibromyalgia.
The standard American diet (SAD) tends to be acidic, so we are usually lacking the alkaline foods. After years of fighting to find enough of the right materials, the body starts to break down. This is when disease tends to show up.
Paying attention to your pH balance is like keeping an eye on your checking account. Just like it’s not a good idea to overspend on your checking account, deficit spending in your diet throws your pH out of balance.
By paying attention to the food you eat on a regular basis, it is possible to change physical health, sometimes dramatically.
* Cut down on animal products. Meat and dairy tend to be acidic by nature, so cutting back can help balance things out.
* Add more vegetables, especially green, leafy. Yes, you keep hearing it over again. But it's true. The brighter the color of the veggie, even if it's not green, the more beneficial it is. They are more alkaline in nature and help to balance you out.
* Shift coffee for green, white or red teas. Coffee is HIGHLY acidic. Did you know that in Europe, many people drink coffee with lemon, no doubt to shift the pH balance so as not to upset the natural balance in their bodies?
You don’t have to give up anything. When you know the rules of the game, you get to decide how you want to play. It’s all about BALANCE.
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