Coffee, sugar, junk foods, meat, fried foods, how many of these items are a staple in your diet? Even if you add a side bowl of salad with your every meal, the fact remains that certain harm our body. But is there a way to define what is actually good besides salads and smoothies? Yes, there is and that begins by understanding acidic and alkaline foods. Which also means, you must start alkalizing your body.
Here’s something to begin with; when we consume foods with too much acid, our kidneys struggle with the acid waste which in turn starts collecting in the tissues. Acidic diet also can lead to a variety of health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, cancer, muscle degeneration and more.
Symptoms That You Are On A Acidic Diet:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Low energy
- Heavy Breathing
- Brittle hair and nails
- Digestive issues
- Skin issues like acne
- Often falling sick
- Candida, infections
- Heart issues
- Mood swings
Now, the above symptoms are not exclusively connected to an acidic diet only but could be the primary cause. Alkalizing your body ensures that the pH level of the body is maintained not just in the stomach, but also in the body’s fluids, cells and tissues. It’s important to remember that our body is only 20% acidic and 80% alkaline in nature and since these days most people consume more of acidic foods, the effects, in the long run, are very harmful.
Benefits of A Alkaline Diet
- Restful sleep
- Weight Loss
- Increased Energy
- Soothed Stomach
- Relieve from Chronic Pain
- Better Cardiovascular Health
How To Alkalize Your Body?
To begin with, cut down on dairy products, meat, sugar and coffee and incorporate a heavy ( if nor completely) plant-based diet in your daily life. Consume plenty of vegetables especially green and raw such as kale, spinach, broccoli, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, beets, mushrooms, legumes, sprouts, nuts and seeds, onions, garlic, leeks. You can check out the full list of alkalizing foods here.
Even though it might be challenging in the begin with, incorporate the changes steadily and cut out the most acidic foods which are:
- Meat, fish, shellfish
- Eggs, butter, cheese, milk
- Refined and processed food
- Canned foods
Although it might be easier to have a scoop of ice cream or grab a burger when in a rush, the effects that these items have your body are sometimes a big price to pay, so be aware and make smart decisions.
Simple Ways To Start Alkalizing Your Body
In order to make the journey simple and sustainable, here’s how you can start, right now:
- Drink a glass of lemon water or with apple cider vinegar. Even though both the items are sour, it’s still alkali in nature.
- Opt for steamed foods instead of fried.
- Choose organic and GMO-free foods.
- Always have a portion of salads with all of your meals.
- Replace animals proteins with vegetarian options.
- Eat slowly and consciously.
The journey towards leading a healthy life begins with making conscious decisions which are sustainable and easy to apply.
Here’s a video to help you understand the topic better: