When the body is too acidic...
...an environment is created where illness, bacteria, and yeast can thrive!
Your body's mineral reserves such as calcium, sodium, and potassium can be diminished, as your body borrows minerals from vital organs in an effort to neutralize the acidity. This damage can go undetected and lead to larger problems in the future.
The solution is to monitor your intake of both acidic and alkaline foods to ensure that your body is balanced. Read on for some good knowledge to consider the next time you're packing your lunch!
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" -Hippocrates
pH Balance Acidity is measured by pH levels. On the pH scale, 0 indicates a high level of acidity, where a pH of 14 is the most base, or alkaline.
It is important to follow a diet that finds a balance on the pH scale. The ideal pH numerical reading would be close to 7. Health Problems Caused by a Poor pH Balance:
Low energy and fatigue
Joint pain/aching muscles
Increased Heart Rate
Bladder and Kidney Infections
Acidic Vs. Akaline Foods
Acidic Foods: Take a look at this list of foods that are higher in acidity
Sweeteners (sugars, molasses, maple syrup)
Fruits (blueberries, cranberries, plums)
Foods that are high in calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium are considered alkaline-forming foods.
Fruit (raspberries, watermelon, cantaloupe)
Good to Read: Meal Prep 101
Improve your Alkalinity Diet Most people will find that their body is too acidic rather than too high in alkalinity. This is highly attributed to eating processed foods which are typically higher in acidity. Try out some of these ways to better balance your body!
Check your pH regularly (you can purchase pH test strips at your local drug store)
Drink plenty of water
Remove acidic foods from your diet and try to eat more greens
Eliminate soda and coffee and replace it with herbal teas
Try coconut or almond milk instead of diary milks
Add green juices or smoothies to your diet
Try This Yummy Smoothie Recipe This kale smoothie combines the delicious flavours of pineapples, bananas and almond milk to create a delicious and healthy snack alternative! Ingredients: 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened) ½ cup pineapple juice 1 cup kale (chopped, packed) ½ cup fresh pineapple (diced) 1 banana Directions: In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend on high until smooth. Enjoy!
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