Life is all about balance. Balancing work and play, family and friends, saving and splurging, and let’s not forget about balancing healthy foods with the occasional treat. Balance is also key when it comes to the body’s pH levels.
The Alkaline Diet
Just like measuring the pH level in your pool to make sure things are running smoothly, the body needs to maintain a balanced pH level to stay healthy. When we eat acid-forming foods, the body tries to balance the blood’s pH level by releasing alkaline-rich minerals into the bloodstream, such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. If we aren’t eating enough alkaline-forming food (s), the body has to pull these minerals from our bones, teeth and organs, which can cause fatigue and compromise the immune system, making us more vulnerable to illness.
Acid-forming foods include most grains, beans, meats, dairy products, fish, fast foods and processed foods. A balanced diet when it comes to pH is considered to be 20-40% acid-forming foods, and 60-80% alkaline-forming foods. So what are the best alkaline-forming foods for the body? Check out the list below! You’ll want to start incorporating these foods into your diet to keep essential minerals flowing and your immune system in tip-top shape.Follow @newslexpoint
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Not only are avocados delicious, they have a pH of 8.0, which alkalizes the body and helps to neutralize acidic foods in the stomach. Spread some avocado on toast or a sandwich, add it to a salad, or make some homemade guacamole!
2. Ripe Bananas
Eating a banana that isn’t quite ripe can lead to constipationacidity in the stomach and poor nutrient absorption. Eating a ripe banana with a few little brown spots provides the body with vitamins, minerals and alkalinity.
Watermelon has a pH of 9.0, and it offers vitamins, minerals and water that keeps electrolytes balanced. This tasty fruit also has a high fiber content that makes it great for eliminating toxins.