Most of you reading this are probably wondering what in the world we’re talking about. Before you rush in to conclusions, remember, we just want to spread the knowledge and encourage you to take charge of your own health.
Alkaline living…really? What does that even mean? Yes, an alkaline lifestyle can truly turn your health around. This is much simpler than it sounds. Basically, being alkaline is about balancing your body’s PH levels. The PH balance refers to how alkaline or acidic our body is.
Did you know those who are suffering with cancer have PH levels that are more acidic than those who do not have cancer? So? What does that mean? It means eat more alkaline food, our bodies already have more acidic PH levels!
So, we thought we would educate you about the benefits of alkaline food. After all a deficiency in alkaline food can truly impact your health and since this also October month (aka Breast Cancer Awareness Month) we hope that you choose to commit to changing your lifestyle every single day, regardless of the temptations! We have plenty of alkaline produce in Alosra supermarket, so remember to buy alkaline foods and fluids while you do your weekly shopping.
What makes food alkaline? Alkaline foods are low in sugar and high in water and minerals (such as magnesium and potassium) which is necessary for our body to process all those nutrients.
What makes food acidic? Foods high in sugar and yeast or is fermented or refined - then it’s acidic. Some fruits are acidic because of the high sugar content. But there are exceptions such as lemons, limes, tomatoes, coconuts, grapefruits and pomegranate.
What’s the solution? Consuming more alkaline foods and fluids. Refer to this acid vs alkaline food chart that will help you identify acid-forming foods vs. those that are alkaline-forming after digestion.
Below are a few tips that can transform an acidic diet to an alkaline state:
Stay hydrated. Yes, this means drinking heaps of preferably alkaline water.
Eat raw organic greens, healthy fats, nuts, seeds, green drinks, and minerals.
Minimise your consumption of sugar, trans-fats, dairy, meat, soda and coffee.
Eliminate packaged, prepared and processed foods. *Deprivation won’t do you any good. This is not a diet, but a lifestyle change. Slowly begin to add more and more healthy food to your diet. Eventually the good stuff you put into your body will outweigh the bad!
Track your pH! You can do that by testing the pH levels of your urine or saliva. Remember, optimal pH levels range from 7.2 – 7.4.
Kick start a daily exercise routine. Sweating releases toxins from the body. When you exercise, your blood pumps oxygen at an increased rate helping toxins to release from your muscles and other organs!
Follow the above and you’ll be amazed at how quickly your health and energy is transformed.