Acidic or Alkaline? It Matters!
Written by: Kombu Kitchen: Gourmet Superfood
Remember the litmus test in high school chemistry? You know, it was the experiment when you spit on a little strip of paper that turned color. It determined whether the pH level of your saliva was acidic or alkaline. Have you thought about it since then? If not, maybe you should.
Your body has a pH level, and its balance is key to sustaining good health and an ideal weight. While an active lifestyle and a vegetarian diet helps the body maintain an acid/alkaline balance…stress, environmental factors, and a diet consisting of meat, dairy, sugar, and processed foods contribute to acid production in the body. When pH levels of blood and tissue dip into the acidic range, people experience a variety of health issues, including headaches, fatigue, frequent colds/infections, muscle and joint pain, cardiac events, gastritis, leg spasms, acid indigestion, weight gain, bladder conditions, osteoporosis, and more. In fact, some believe that all disease – including cancer — is caused by an excess of acid!
The body functions best in a slightly alkaline environment, with a pH just above seven. Although most people aren’t testing their levels regularly, many people are looking to every day nutrition as a natural way to ensure their bodies are functioning at peak performance. Respected doctors like Andrew Weil, great minds like Bill Clinton, Hollywood’s elite including Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Duhamel, and non-famous people around the world are choosing high-alkaline, plant-based diets in an effort to take control of their health and well being. Should you?
In upcoming weeks Kombu Kitchen will delve deeper into this topic and explore in detail the benefits of an alkaline diet for those seeking optimal health, and offer tips and tools you can do to support your pH balance.
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