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What You Need To Know About Acid Foods And Alkaline Foods

There are acid foods and alkaline foods present in your everyday diet. Both these types of food affect your body, its pH and the metabolism rate differently. You eat what you want to eat but you don’t know how it will affect your body. A balanced and good diet should be taken by you so that your body stays healthy and in a proper condition.

The food you eat is either acidic or alkaline depending on its pH value. pH value tells us whether anything is acidic or alkaline. pH below 7 is acidic and above 7 is alkaline. You have to maintain a pH of approximately between 7.35 and 7.45, which is mildly acidic, if you want your body system to work most efficiently. pH above or below this value will result in diseases and illness. This pH can be maintained by taking proper type of food. Highly acidic, example, pH1 to 5, or highly alkaline, i.e., pH 11 to 14, are all bad for your health and internal body system. Because it is the pH of your body that lets the enzymes work most efficiently. 

A few examples of acidic foods are corn. Ketchup, pickle, meat, beans, fish, fowl, cigarettes, sugar, coffee, plums, distilled or e ionized water and most of the grains. There are many other meals as well that have acidic factor in them. By being acidic it means that this type of food has a high concentration of hydrogen ions in them. Increase in the acidic pH of your body will result in less absorption of minerals by your system, decreased ability to repair any damage of cells, increased fatigue and illness, and it an even result in diseases like tumor and coma. So, acidic pH of body is very dangerous and should be avoided as much as possible by taking proper diet and keeping yourself happy. 

Alkaline foods are cabbage, carrot, eggplant, garlic, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peas, pepper, pumpkin, radishes, apple, apricot, almonds, chestnuts, sea salt and other types of salts and minerals. Citrus fruits like lemon also have an alkalinizing affect and are a great cure of acidity. Although, lemon itself is acidic but after digestion and assimilation it has an alkaline affect, which is very useful. Alkaline food is necessary in order to balance the acidic food that you eat and also to keep you body pH alkaline in the end. But high alkaline pH is also not good for your body so there should be a balance between the two which results in the required optimal pH of your body, which will keep your body healthy both externally and internally.

Thus, you eat both acid foods and alkaline foods but a balance is very important to be maintained between the two types so that your body Ph can be kept alkaline in order for it to work most optimally. You should have a clear idea of what to eat and what to avoid in order to live longer and a healthy life. You should consult a doctor or a nutritionist and get a balanced diet chart made. This chart will tell you what to eat and when so that you have a proper and healthy intake of both acidic and alkaline foods and that your body gets a balance of both, which is very essential.


Source by Anthony S Sparks

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