One of the most interesting discovering I made in 2011 was the battle for health is over the PH balance of your body. When I learned about this I was rather shocked and really started to look a lot more closely at what I eat.
The body maintains a very tightly balanced PH of about 6.3, and if there is any deveiation away from this, it is smart enough to rebalance it. The lower your PH levels are the more acidic your body is and when this happens, the body needs to bring the PH levels up again and it does this by adding calcium to the blood.
The body gets the calcium from the skeletal system, which is your bones and teeth. That’s right, pretty scary, everytime you lower the PH of your body it respond by drawing valuable calcium out of your teeth and bones.
This makes a lot of sense, as people with high acid diets who still look after their teeth can have weak teeth and cavities.
What Foods to Avoid
Foods that are acidic are fried foods, processed foods, alcohol, meat, coffee, tea, pastries, candies etc….and these are not things that should be in the diet.
Foods that are alkaline are things like green leafy vegetables, like spinach, kale, and other vegetables like carrots, beetroot, brocolli, and pretty much all vegetables.
How to Prepare Alkaline Foods
One of the easiest ways to get good high PR alkaline foods into the body is by juicing and also blending them as smoothies.
You will be amazed at the good feelings you experience when you nourish your cells like this. Having a juice takes 10 mins to hit the bodies cells, that’s has easy it is to digest for the body!!
The key is to vary up how you have your vegetables, otherwise it can be hard to stick to a high PH alkaline diet, as I have found myself. I tend to have smoothies, juices, raw salads and also lightly stir fried also.
I still eat meat, as I think meat is very nutrient dense, but I am starting to have less of it these days, and more alkaline food instead.
Here is a link to a siet that has more info on this topic and foods charts also: High PH Diets