Our body’s naturally have an ideal pH of 7.3 – 7.45 which is slightly basic, or alkaline. Unfortunately, because of the processed foods and chemical rich environments, many of us maintain an acidic pH in our bodies. The best way to overcome this is to seek out foods that help maintain our alkaline pH and to avoid foods and products that increase the acidic pH in our bodies. Keeping your body at its natural alkalinic state is a major factor to maintaining your health and avoiding disease. Cancer along with other disease thrives in an acidic pH and cannot survive in an alkalized pH. You may notice that you don’t have that usual runny nose, you are less fatigued, or your skin breakouts have lessened. In the long run you may find you have fewer colds, prevent the development of cancer, and maintain a healthy body weight if you alkalize your body.

  • Avoid these foods!
    • The best way to maintain an alkaline pH in your body is to avoid or limit foods that when digested and broken create an acidic environment in the body. Some of these foods may include:
      • Refined sugars,
      • Deep fried foods
      • Processed foods
      • Meats
      • Corn
      • Eggs
      • Dairy products
      • Beans and fish.
      • In the most simple terms stay away from all processed foods and fried foods which are extremely acidic.
  • Avoid These Beverages!
    • Anything that is high in sugar should be avoided or limited in order to promoteanalkalized pH in your body.These sugary drinks may include:
      • Soda
      • Sweetened teas
      • Processed fruit juices
      • Sports drinks
      • Caffeinated drinks like coffee, caffeinated teas and energy drinks.
  • Avoid Drinking Alcohol!
    • Alcohol has strong acidic properties. It is no secret that alcohol is not healthy in general, but what you probably didn’t know is that when you drink alcohol it increases the acidic pH in your body and thus decreases the alkalized pH you naturally have. However, knowing how to balance out this acidic pH when you do drink alcohol is important. Try to stay fully hydrated with high pH alkaline water to help neutralize the acidic pH of your body due to the alcohol. In the long run, if your sole goal is maintain your alkalized pH, then avoid alcohol all together.
  • Drink Fresh Juice!
    • Try drinking fresh green juice every single day. Do this by squeezing the juices of vegetables and fruit yourself! This way you don’t have to worry about any sneaky ingredients like sugar or preservatives. Additionally you won’t have to worry about the pasteurization process destroying those delicate vitamins in those juices. Instead you will have the juices of exactly what you juice including the vitamins! This all can contributes to the alkaline pH of your body!
  • Lemons and Limes!
    • Try squeezing lemons and limes into a glass of warm water first thing in the morning. It might sounds silly to drink the juice lemons or limes because they are citrus fruits and seem acidic, but they are actually very alkalininc when processed in the body!
  • Drink Water!
    • Water is essential to life and our bodies are made up of more than 60% of water. Drinking water can only do good for your health. Water is naturally at neutral pH, so instead of going for a soda, drink water instead! Also try to drink purified or spring water and avoid tap water which has has chemicals and other things added to it to sanitize it.
  • Stay Natural!
    • Try using natural bath and body product. Check the ingredients of your shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, toothpaste, mouthwash, lotions, facial creams and make-up. Find these products with basic ingredients. The regular commercial products you see in stores are made with chemicals that can be toxic and have an effect on body; it can contribute to the acidity of your body.
  • Keep it Green and Organic!
    • Try eating more plant-based foods and go for only grass-fed, organic animal products.
    • Eat more vegetables and fruit.
    • Include other natural foods like wheat grass, barley grass, kelp, cayenne, chlorella and spirulina in your diet.
  • No More Soda, But Baking Soda!
    • If you are really trying hard to alkalize the pH of your body try mixing ½ tsp of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it everyday. If you can’t stand the idea of changing anything in your diet, this may be the most effective and easiest way to bring your pH level up in alkalinity, so try it out!
  • Read The Back Label!
    • If you are aiming to avoid certain foods to help maintain your alkaline pH, you need to be careful about reading the ingredients and contents of food products you eat and other products you use. What the front of the package says, means nothing, even if it says ‘organic’ or ‘all natural’. These labels can be misleading; you can still find the same unhealthy additives, preservatives and chemicals that are inorganic as in the commercial products. The difference is the ingredients contain products that were grown without chemicals or antibiotics and follow the guidelines of what qualifies to be organic.

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