The Importance Of Alkalizing Your Body

The pH level of our body fluids affects all the living cell in our bodies. Having your body in a very acidic state can create a breeding ground for cancer, heart disease, obesity, weight problems, allergies, fatigue and premature aging as well as problems with our nervous system, cardiovascular system and muscles.  Acidosis is you when the fluid in your body contains too much acid. On the PH balance scale A lower pH means that your blood is more acidic, while a higher pH means that your blood is more basic. Acidosis is characterized by a pH of 7.35 or lower which is where your body will be greatly affected. The pH of your blood should be around 7.4. It might seem like it's not too much of a big difference number wise but that little change in numbers is very very serious. Acidosis can lead to numerous health issues, and it can even be life-threatening.  In today's blog we will see what foods we can eat to keep our bodies in a more Alkalizing state.

 

Certain foods can create acidic byproducts in our body after the digestion process.  We can reduce the negative side effects of these acids by limiting the intake of acid forming foods and eating more foods that will help alkalize our bodies instead. By eating a more alkalizing diet you will reduce your risk of cancer and other diseases which actually like to live in a acidic state.  Most of your diet should consist of alkalizing foods. Your first step should be to increase your vegetable intake on a daily basis, just by doing this alone you will really change the PH balance of your body.  Some fruits are good like melons, lemons, limes, rasins etc. some fruits at are a bit more acidic are blueberries, cranberries, and plums.  Nuts and seeds are also great, adding things like almonds, chestnuts, chia seeds will help you as well.  Animal based foods are the foods that are the most acidic, things like meat, fish, dairy products and eggs is what you have to look out for. Now the most acidic thing you need to stay away from is Sugar.  Not only will sugar hold you back from reaching your fitness goal by making you add unnecessary body fat but it will really make your body into a disease playground.

 

Take care of your health and body by eating foods that will put you in a more alkalizing state.  This doesn't mean you have to become a full blown out vegetarian or vegan but you should definitely strive to increase your vegetable intake.  If you will be eating foods that are high in sugar, a lot of dairy products or meat you really need to increase your intake of greens. Illnesses and diseases usually show up when your body is out of balance so instead of creating them a habitat to live in create a habitat that they wouldn't dare come in to.

 

 

 

- FitnessWithFlex

 

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