The Acid-Alkaline Connection

Your body has a pH level, just like a swimming pool. For you to become and remain lean and healthy, you must maintain a healthy pH level (potential for hydrogen). pH levels between 6.8 and 7.0 are considered balanced.
The pH of anything below 6.8 is considered acidic, while the pH of anything above 7.4 is considered to be overly alkaline. Cellular metabolism produces acid as a by-product. As long as it is produced in normal quantities, it poses no harm to the body and is excreted through exhalation. You can develop a variety of health problems if you consume too much acid due to poor dietary choices and excess stress:
  • Cancer
  • Excessive fat gain
  • Free radical damage
  • Frequent infections and colds
  • Decreased antioxidant effectiveness
  • Nervousness and anxiety
  • Weakened immune system
  • Headaches and muscle pain
  • Heart disease
  • Joint pain and arthritis
  • Low physical and mental energy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Poor skin and hair

    The Acid-Alkaline Connection
    The Acid-Alkaline Connection. Photo Credit – Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
It is very precise to maintain a pH of approximately 7.3 for your blood, which is different from the overall pH of your body. The pH of the body can be altered, resulting in major health problems, including death. The body maintains a constant blood pH with the help of multiple buffers. An alkaline substance, primarily sodium and calcium, neutralizes acidity in the body when it is too acidic.
In order to neutralize blood acid, the body takes calcium from the bones. In order to reduce the risk of osteoporosis, you should avoid nonorganic dairy products, which are highly acidic. Calcium, however, must be consumed in sufficient quantities. Calcium is not only essential for bone health but also plays an important role in fat loss, according to recent research. Test subjects’ total body weight was reduced by 6 pounds with an additional 300 mg of calcium added to their diet, researchers reported in the International Journal of Obesity.
In The Bone-Building Solution, researcher Sam Graci explains that calcium helps cells burn fat rather than store it.
Dietary alkalinization improves bone density, nitrogen balance, and growth hormone levels, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The acidic diet, on the other hand, can cause low-grade acidosis and result in osteoporosis and bone loss. Acidic environments are also known to encourage cancer growth.
A diet high in acid-forming foods can also lead to weight problems. The body stores acid in fat cells if it cannot neutralize acidic foods easily. Due to a decrease in growth hormone, an acidic diet can also reduce lean muscle mass (resulting in an increase in body fat). To remain slightly more alkaline than acidic, we must do whatever we can. You can accomplish this in four excellent ways:
1. Every day, consume a green drink. It is a great idea to supplement your diet with these concentrated superfoods. One serving of your green drink is equivalent to six servings of alkaline-promoting vegetables! Start your day with this every day because it is so important. I also recommend adding a green drink supplement to your post-workout protein shake for those who engage in intense training. Inherently acidic exercises will be buffered by the alkaline nature of the green drink.
2. Make sure you are breathing deeply and meditating. Oxygen is the most important nutrient for your body and your mind. Throughout the day, take a few deep breaths at regular intervals.
3. A glass of water with a squeeze of lemon should be the first thing you drink in the morning. Make sure you do this on an empty stomach. There is something interesting about lemons. The body breaks them down into acidic residue once they’ve been broken down. Keeping your body alkaline and aiding in digestion are also benefits of lemons, which are natural detoxifiers.
4. Consume an alkalinizing diet. A healthy diet should consist of approximately 75 percent alkaline-forming foods and 25 percent acid-forming foods. You can make better choices by using the following list.
The Acid-Alkaline Connection
The Acid-Alkaline Connection. THE 20 MOST ALKALINE-FORMING FOODS Photo Credit – Pxhere
1. black cherries
2. black olives
3. broccoli
4. cantaloupe
5. Celtic sea salt
6. cucumber
7. garlic
8. honeydew
9. green drinks
10. kale
11. nectarine
12. onions
13. Oriental greens
14. parsley
15. raisins
16. raspberries
17. sea vegetables
18. spinach
19. watermelon
20. wheatgrass and sprouts
1. alcohol
2. artificial sweeteners
3. cakes
4. barley
5. cookies
6. cranberries
7. dried fruits
8. lobster and red meat
9. egg yolks
10. monosodium glutamate (MSG)
11. pistachios
12. pastries
13. processed and hard cheeses
14. processed soybeans
15. salted and sweetened peanut butter
16. soft drinks
17. soya sauce
18. white vinegar
19. trans fatty acids
20. tarts


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