Some of our body’s systems can contain some natural acid, generally speaking we are more alkaline, this enables our immune system, digestions and bodily functions to work properly. The Alkalinity of our body means there is more oxygen present, so when we eat alkaline foods our blood takes in more oxygen. Things that can disrupt our body’s pH levels (And cause the body to become to acidic) include:
- Eating sugar, caffeine, dairy and grains,
Some symptoms of too much acidity include:
- Sensitive/inflamed gums
- Difficulty losing weight
- Recurring infections
- Mineral deficiencies
- Dry/dull skin
- Acid reflux
Not to worry, if you experience some or all of these symptoms, alkalizing your body is easy, and there is plenty of ways to do this!
Just like most health issues, eating more greens is also the solution for our pH levels.
- Water-rich Foods
Cucumbers, lettuce and melon are all water rich foods that can assist to dilute the acidity in our body and flush out toxins.
- Coconut water
Rich in minerals, coconut water has the ability to replenish minerals and alkalize the body.
Acidity can make it hard for our body’s digestive enzymes to keep up, sprouts are a nutrient dense, enzyme rich food that can assist this process.
- Lemons and Limes
Lemons and limes are naturally alkalizing properties. Add them to infused water to create your own detox water.
- Sea Vegetables
Nori, dulse and Wakame are naturally cleansing and extremely alkaline.
- Breathe Deeply
When you alkalize your body you are wanting to introduce more oxygen into the body, when you breathe deeply you are increasing your oxygen consumption and levels in the blood.
- Reduce Stress
Stress can lessen your body’s your body’s ability to alkalize, keeping yourself stress free can assist with this.
Avocados are one of the most alkalizing foods that does wonders your body.
- Try Meatless Mondays
Taking a break from meat every once in a while can let your body alkalize, as the process of metabolizing meat creates acid as a by poduct.
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