Balancing from the inside outPosted by FJ Leto on August 25, 2021
Life often seems like the ultimate balancing act. Too much or too little of anything can send us into a tailspin and lead us into a downward spiral. Your body is no different. When it comes to the foods we eat and drink, too much or too little of anything can get us all off track.
Our bodies strive to stay balanced, delicately maintaining just the right environment for a proper pH. There has been a good deal of talk about acidic vs. alkaline foods and how they impact our bodies. Our society tends to consume far more acidic foods than alkaline and as a result we are improperly balanced at the root of it all, our bodies.
Acidic foods are things like artificial sugars, alcohol, dairy, (some) grains, and meats.
When our bodies are more acidic than alkaline, it creates the space for illness and disease to thrive. It becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. While the list goes on, there are several health ailments that are caused by a poor pH balance that deserve mention.
Respiratory problems, weight gain, chronic fatigue, yeast overgrowth, immune deficiency, premature aging, osteoporosis as well as allergies and acne.
Most would agree that a typical diet in today’s world consists of eating several of these acidic foods on a regular basis. What you need to know is that it isn’t too late to regain your balance and take back your health!
In order to create the balance our bodies need to thrive, we must eat foods that promote alkalinity. This is critical in creating a balanced pH in our bodies and allowing us to live and work towards our most healthiest versions of ourselves.
Some of the most alkaline foods are lemons/limes, grapefruit, asparagus, broccoli, spinach, dandelion, kale, millet, quinoa, cucumbers and carrots.
Incorporating more of these foods into your diet is a great way to get back to your most balanced self.
In addition to adding these foods to your diet there are other ways to help improve your alkalinity. Be sure to drink plenty of water and replace any soda or coffee with herbal teas and green juice! As you increase your intake of more alkaline foods, decrease your intake of acidic foods and eliminate (or drastically cut down on) processed foods. Try switching out cow’s milk with nut milk, even if it’s only one glass per day to start.
It’s important to remember that we’re all coming from different starting points and what works for one may not work for another. Find what works best for you and ways that will lead you to making life-long changes, not just a quick fix. This is all about working towards a healthier you and each small change you make today is making a big difference for the future!