From the last blog post that explains who maybe acidic did any of the triggers make you think twice? If your body is in an acidic environment you may want to rethink your diet. When we eat acidic foods constantly we create an environment in our bodies that will flourish with disease, illness and overall unbalancing. So how can you change from acidic to alkaline? Food first!
Eating a less acidic diet
Eating a diet that helps to reduce acidity in the body may promote overall health and well-being. The body's pH levels should be slightly alkaline, with a normal range of 7.35 to 7.45. Consuming foods that are alkaline-forming can help to maintain this balance and reduce acidity in the body.
Here are some foods that can help to make the body less acidic:
Fruits and vegetables: Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and they are also alkaline-forming. Some of the best options include leafy greens such as spinach and kale, as well as broccoli, cucumber, and avocado. Fruits such as lemons and limes may seem acidic but they are actually alkaline-forming once they are metabolized by the body.
Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds such as almonds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds are also alkaline-forming and are a great source of protein and healthy fats.
Herbs and spices: Herbs and spices such as basil, parsley, and turmeric are alkaline-forming and can add flavor and nutrition to meals.
Tofu and tempeh: Tofu and tempeh are plant-based protein sources that are alkaline-forming and can be used in a variety of dishes.
Legumes: Legumes such as lentils, beans, and peas are alkaline-forming and are a great source of protein and fiber.
Water: Drinking water can help to neutralize acidity in the body and keep the pH levels balanced.
It's important to note that it's not only the food that matters, but also the way of cooking, combining the food, and the quantity of it. Also, it's important to keep in mind that some foods that are considered alkaline-forming may still be high in calories or fat, so it's important to consume them in moderation.
On the other hand, it's also important to minimize the consumption of acid-forming foods, such as processed foods, sugar, caffeine, alcohol and meat.
In conclusion, a diet that is high in alkaline-forming foods, such as fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, herbs and spices, tofu and tempeh, legumes, and water, can help to reduce acidity in the body and promote overall health and well-being.
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