Acidic vs Alkaline Diet

alkaline diet
We live in a world where there are too many choices.But healthy choices are few. Supermarkets are lined with canned ready to eat food items, restaurants offer a plethora of unhealthy food items. We are heading towards morbid obesity with the kind of lifestyle and food choices we have made. Too busy to cook, Too busy to eat , just stuff up on junk and sugars and keep going. Unfortunately too much of our diet is made up of acidic foods in form of sodas, burgers, french fries, pizza all of which make us so happy. Staying on a acidic diet for very long is extremely harmful for the body. It starts to demineralise and start pulling nutrition and vitamins from the bodies store houses leading to deficiencies.
I recommend you to read this book that tells you about the dangers of snacking on fast food and junk. Making healthy choices isn’t easy. It calls for sacrifice. You cant just eat something because you like it you have to eat it because its good for your body.Always remember no disease can every survive in a alkaline body.In this post we are going to see why and how-1. Balancing pH is key to maintaining healthy inner (and outer) environment. pH is about levels of acidity and alkalinity, where a below 7 score indicates acidity and above 7 indicates alkalinityWhat is the acid/alkaline balance? For good health, our bodies need to be slightly alkaline.I have linked pH testing strips for you down below to monitor your bodies pH levels.
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Our immunity is directly related to how alkaline our diet is. An overly acidic diet eventually leads to a weakened state, and our bodies become susceptible to disease. The digestive system, liver and kidneys all begin to suffer. This causes a variety of issues, such as inflammation, allergies, arthritis, constipation and other bowel issues.
What foods should you eat to maintain the pH balance in your body?Well most fruits and vegetables, soybeans and tofu, and some nuts, seeds, and legumes are alkaline-promoting foods, so they’re fair game.Dairy, eggs, meat, most grains, and processed foods, like canned and packaged snacks and convenience foods, fall on the acid side and are not allowed.Here is an infographic for information on acidic and alkaline foods.
Good food habits will help you in the long run. You will feel more energetic and happy. All those cravings that you get will go away. A body that is fulfilled will not crave for more.A craving for chocolate for example indicates a Magnesium deficiency.A craving for sugar indicates low glucose.A craving for cheese indicates calcium deficiency, same for soda and fizzy drinks. The list goes on and I will provide you a complete list in the free downloadable freebies section very soon.
 
When you are stressed, you make poor lifestyle choices or are exposed to a toxic environment, your body is constantly trying to bring you back to a more alkaline state. The body starts pulling minerals like magnesium and calcium from your bones, teeth, and organs to neutralise the acid. Unprocessed, plant-based foods are highly alkaline, meaning they clean the blood, oxygenate the body, and keep your cells in tip-top shape! This will give you energy, clear up your skin and reduce inflammation in the body.Make sure you download this pH scale and the food list.
 
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Much Love
Akansha

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