Our blood is alkaline in nature its pH is 7 to 7.5. When our stomach is very acidic with pH of 3.5 or below which is necessary for breaking down food. So when we eat acid forming food our urine’s pH changes and flushes out from body. Thus our body works very hard to maintain the bloods pH level.

Highly acidic food creates favourable conditions for yeast and fungus and root cause of many diseases

If your body is in a very acidic state, it will seek balance, and may do so by drawing nutrients such as calcium, magnesium etc from the bones. And after some time you are prone to osteoporosis and your skin looks pale, your hair looks dry, nails become brittle.

But the same time when the body is in an alkaline state, you will be less prone to cellular damage and disease. Your bones are strong; your digestion is proper no more suffering from acidity and gastric issues.  

And the same time alkaline diet is very effective for weight loss diabetes management, cholesterol management, and certain types of cancer.

Dietary changes/ Dietary inclusions, which will help make the pH level of the body alkaline?

  • Eat plenty of fresh vegetables specially dark green leafy vegetables
  • Add citrus fruits such lemon oranges and sweet lime as they taste acidic but they are alkaline in nature.
  • Eat plenty of fruits with insulin resistance people can consume low GI food such as guava , apple pear strawberries blueberries etc
  • More bright colour more benefits you get.
  • Select root vegetables such as sweet potatoes onion, leeks are high in inulin, can optimize your body’s ability to absorb calcium from food thus decrease risk of osteoporosis.
  • Must replace your soft drink with green colour chlorophyll rich wheat grass juices or spirulina and other sprouts. These foods are highly nutritious and pack of micro nutrients with highly alkaline in nature.
  • Must eat plenty of vegetable protein such as soy tofu, beans etc.
  • Must avoid refined carbohydrates, too much glutein, red met, processed food, trans fats etc.

Harm of acidic pH

In small amounts, acidic foods like sugar, food additives, meat, rancid oils, trans fats, and fried food can be handled by your body’s detoxification systems like the kidneys as well as its mineral reserves.  But, over time, acidity can have many damaging effects on the body.

  • Excessive amounts of acid deplete oxygen, which is needed by every cell in your body to function properly.
  • It damages the mitochondria—the cells’ energy centers—so your cells won’t have enough energy to perform their vital functions properly.
  • Excessive amounts of acidity need to be eliminated or acid will be stored in tissues and joints, causing damage over time.
  • If not properly eliminated or neutralized, excessive amounts of acid can damage brain cells and other cells.
  • When acid levels are excessively high it creates a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens
  • Acid can damage tissues, joints, organs, and glands, resulting in any number of imbalances or dysfunction.
  • It depletes alkaline mineral stores in the body, particularly calcium from bones and magnesium from muscles.
  • Superfluous acidity overburdens the detoxification organs like the kidneys and the liver.
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