Monday, August 11, 2014

Alkaline And Acidic Foods

Alkaline and Acidic Foods

Foods that elevate the amount of oxygen that your blood take in are considered alkaline foods. Foods that are raw green leafy vegetables, non sweet fruits and wheatgrass are considered the supreme alkaline foods. The opposite of alkaline foods are acidic foods.

Acidic foods are foods that we seem to like more, such as junk and processed foods, sugars, meats, bad fats, dairy products, some fruits, some grains and some nuts. When we consume too much of these foods, the blood cannot rid the body of all the waste that build up. Acid is then deposited in the organs and tissues which causes serious and harmful bacteria growth.

In a nutshell, the foods we intake into our bodies determine if we are more alkaline or acidic. If the food removes hydrogen ions from the body, it is considered alkaline. If the food adds hydrogen ions to the body, it is considered acidic. There is a ph scale that can measure the acid/ alkaline levels in the body. The scale starts from 0, which is the most acid, to 14, which is the most alkaline. An average level should read between 7.35 and 7.45.

The ph scale takes its name from the words potential of hydrogen.  You can purchase ph strips for testing at your local health food store or any ph testing company. A common ph scale is listed below. I advise everyone to get tested today and if you're overly acidic, incorporate green leafy vegetables in your diet to balance.  It's never too late to start, but we have to start.  Good luck!

PH 0-2
PH 3-5
PH 6-8
PH 9-11
PH 12-14

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