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What's All This Hype About Alkalinity?

July 8, 2017

It seems that every year something new arises about body health and transformation. Alkalinity seems to be the newest fad of the year. Or is it? I have had many people ask me about it so here's a quick overview of what it really means.

Human life requires a very tightly controlled pH level of the blood of about 7.365–7.4. Our bodies go to extraordinary lengths to maintain safe pH levels.

Both acids and alkaline food are important for the body. Some of our most powerful super foods are considered acidic. Foods like blueberries, apple cider vinegar and sauerkraut are fantastic for our bodies but are considered acidic.

 

What do “pH level's” even mean?

pH is short for the potential of hydrogen. It’s a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of our body’s fluids and tissues.

The measurement scale is from 0 to 14.  A pH of around 7 is considered neutral, but the optimal human body tends to be around 7.4.

 

What is and Alkaline diet?

An alkaline diet helps balance the pH level of the fluids in your body, including your blood and urine.

Your pH is partially determined by the mineral density of the foods you eat. All living organisms and life forms on earth depend on maintaining appropriate pH levels, and it’s often said that disease and disorder cannot take root in a body that has a balanced pH.

 

Here are some great benefit's of an Alkaline diet?

  1. Protects Bone Density and Muscle Mass

  2. Lowers Risk for Hypertension and Stroke

  3. Lowers Chronic Pain and Inflammation

  4. Boosts Vitamin Absorption and Prevents Magnesium Deficiency

  5. Helps Improve Immune Function and Cancer Protection

  6. Can Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight

 

Top Alkaline Foods:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables

  • All raw foods

  • Plant proteins

  • Alkaline water: Adding pH drops, lemon or lime, or baking soda to your regular water can also boosts its alkalinity.

  • Green drinks

 

Foods that contribute most to acidity:

  • High-sodium foods:Processed foods contain tons of sodium chloride

  • Cold cuts and conventional meats

  • Processed cereals

  • Eggs

  • Lentils

  • Caffeinated drinks and alcohol

  • Oats and whole wheat products:

  • Milk

  • Peanuts and walnuts

  • Pasta, rice, bread and packaged grain products

 

Alkalinity is important but a balanced diet is paramount. I encourage you to take some time to research the power of alkalinity and perhaps the drawbacks as well. I believe being well informed is very important. I choose to be more alkaline myself but I know that’s not in everyone’s journey.

As always I love bringing the facts to you so you can make informed decisions about your health. Have an amazing week ahead.

 

Wishing you great energy!

~Cat

 

 

 

 

 

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