An acidic diet works against the bodies efforts and can leave us vulnerable to disease and inflammation.
Eating a diet that is high in acidic foods, especially when combined with a stressful lifestyle, results in drastic measures by our body to balance the pH of the blood. Once such way the body achieves a pH balance is by storing acid as fat in order to protect our organs. Some studies suggest that reducing the acid in the body can aid with weight loss for this reason. Calcium is also taken from teeth and bones to bring the alkaline level back to equilibrium. This could contribute towards osteoporosis (weakness of the bones).
The 80/20 Principle
Armed with this knowledge it can be very simple to stop the cycle of damage we are unconsciously causing on a daily basis.
We have said that many foods that make up the standard western diet are acidic. Being aware of the pH level of the foods that we consume, and choosing those that have naturally high alkaline levels is one of the most effective ways we can make a difference.
Balancing our diet to 80% alkaline and 20% acidic foods and drink will support the function of our body and allow it to flourish. A healthy pH balance results in a body that is cleansed, nourished and detoxified.
List of Highly Alkaline Foods
There are many lists available online, but here are a few suggestions of foods that are highly alkaline. Simply choosing to incorporate more of these foods into your daily diet will go a long way to helping your body to maintain the desired pH level.
List of Highly Acidic Foods
Most processed foods that are part of a standard Western diet are acidic in their pH. Limit these to 20% of your daily consumption to prevent putting unnecessary stress on your body.
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