WHY YOU SHOULD EAT ALKALINE
- Thu, Jun2018
- Evany Ibáñez-Banczer
Nowadays it’s common for people to be overly acidic. An overly acidic body is known as acidosis – at some point the body can’t function properly as it should and this can lead to many health issues, including depression, joint paint, heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer.
When the pH goes off, oxygen delivery to cells suffers, constructive enzymes become destructive, and microbial looking forms in the blood can mutate shape, mirror pathogenicity and grow.
Total healing of some chronic illness is indeed possible, and can take place when the blood is restored to an alkaline pH. This can be achieved by nurturing your body with the right food, something very important to those fighting a disease or overcoming an illness, but also to those who just want to feel better and be healthier both now and in the long run.
The most alkaline foods are whole plant foods, and the most acidic & inflammatory foods are all those coming from animal sources and others such as alcohol, refined grains, highly processed foods, sugar, sodas, and junk food.
The key is to eat focusing around naturally more alkaline foods like greens, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, raw nuts and seeds (versus roasted), beans and legumes – yes, all the super-foods! These foods are packed with healthy phytonutrients, health boosting and protecting antioxidants & fiber. Herbs and spices are also more alkaline, anti-inflammatory and boost immune function just like whole foods do.
Once you get to balance you pH you will start to notice positive improvements such as:
- less pain from inflammation related conditions such as arthritis.
- easier fat loss.
- better digestion in general.
- increased energy levels.
- better mental focus and better mood.
What about some of those healthy whole foods that are acidic by nature like lemons and oranges? Are they bad for us?
No, not at all, and here’s why: whole plant foods are always naturally more alkaline; they contribute to an alkaline body when a balanced, healthy plant-based diet is followed, so a certain plant being slightly less alkaline than another won’t affect your health as much as the acidic foods will. Furthermore, once these naturally “acidic” plant-based foods’ minerals (calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc) enter our bloodstream and mix with our blood they actually alkalize the body.
Many people have seen their health dramatically improved, and also diseases reversed after following a balanced plant-based nutrition.
If you haven’t seen it yet, do check out the outstanding documentary “Forks over Knives” to learn more.