Why You Should Add More Alkaline Foods to Your Diet

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Why You Should Add More Alkaline Foods to Your Diet

We all know that there are a lot of things in life that are ok in moderation. Life is a balancing game, and that doesn’t exclude your diet. The pace our culture moves these days makes it very difficult for most of us to keep our diet healthy. Between our tight schedules and the overabundance of processed foods at our fingertips, we begin to put our health at risk for a quick meal. In all of the noise about food and our health, many of us overlook our bodies’ pH level.

Why does it matter?

When our bodies have too much acidity, it throws all of our bones, cells, and organs out of whack. This makes it difficult to keep electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals in our body. Without these critical elements, our immune system cannot properly fight off toxins and pathogens. This dysfunction can lead to other more harmful effects on the body.

What exactly causes acidity in your body?

  • Alcohol
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Stress • Lack of exercise
  • Processed foods
  • And more.

How does over acidity effect your body?

By having an acidic pH level, you put yourself at risk of developing several different illnesses and diseases. Short term, this can lead to allergies, colds, and weight gain. Long term, this can lead to much more serious conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

What can you do about it?

As we mentioned, finding a good balance between acidic and alkaline foods is the first place to start. We aren’t necessarily eating too much acidic food; we simply are not getting enough alkaline food. Stay away from an excess of bread, pasta, meat, and rice. Instead, try to eat more leafy greens, veggies, and fruit. Contrary to popular belief, acidic fruit does not make your pH more acidic; it makes it more alkaline!

Tip: Add some lemon or lime to your water to boost the alkalinity of the beverage.

We know it can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but doing so can help you prevent many illnesses and diseases by simply eating well! We hope this information will help you analyze some of your daily habits and make changes appropriately to keep your body at an optimum pH level.

If you have specific questions regarding your diet or changes, you would like to make to your diet, speak with your doctor to ensure it is a good idea for you.

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