Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Are you too Acidic?

'Your health depends on the balance of an alkaline environment, created by eating foods such as tomatoes, avocados and green vegetables...striking the optimum 80/20 balance and regulating your body's acid/alkaline chemistry through simple changes in diet can result in weight loss, increased stamina and strength,a stronger immune system and a greater sense of wellbeing.'    ~Dr Robert O. Young, author of The pH Miracle

As technology advances and life becomes more fast paced, we are starting to eat more fast foods that are high in sugar, salt, and unhealthy fat. Our intake of fresh vegetables and wholesome food has been declining, and correlating to that we are experiencing a rise of diseases such as cancer, diabetes,  and heart disease.   We are consuming more foods that cause our bodies to become acidic vs alkaline.

To maintain your overall health and prevent diseases make an effort to eat more alkaline foods. So how do you get more alkaline?  Consuming whole foods, fruits and seeds versus processed will help bring back your body's balance to more alkaline.  Typically you must try to have around 70% alkaline foods in your diet and 30% acidic foods    To test your body's Ph, there are special Ph strips available.  You can get them at any health food store.

Finally, here is a link to a list of alkaline and acidic foods, remember not all raw, healthy foods are alkaline, however acidic foods are not to be avoided completely, but rather a balance must be maintained:

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