BY ALI, ON SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2010
Updated on 9/20/10
There are two types of foods: acid-forming or alkaline-forming. The differences between the two are like night and day. Or, diseased and not diseased.
Your body is designed for your blood pH balance to be between 7.35-7.45. Too much acid in the blood causes imbalance and eventually, diseases. Whenever you eat something that is incomplete (not wholesome) and acidic, your body has to pull the nutrients out of your body’s minerals to try to neutralize the acidity.
For instance soda, which has one of the lowest pH levels, if consumed, your body will have to use its water to stabilize the acid. Your body is intelligent and will always try to work with whatever you give it. Unfortunately, it can only do this for so long.
How Your Blood’s pH Balance Relates to Diseases
Let’s take a look at arthritis. Or any other so-called disease ending with -itis. All itis means is inflammation. Arth means joint. Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joints. We are trained to give these “diseases” exotic names and deem them to be incurable. But the truth is, WE give these “diseases” strength when we succumb to them and let them claim our lives.
What causes the inflammation that gives you “arthritis”? Too much acid in the blood. No acid, no inflammation. No inflammation, no “arthritis”. Isn’t life simple?
When your body is alkaline-based, you are in optimum health. This is why certain people that “look” healthy die or contract the same “diseases” that unhealthy people have. Because, even though they “look” good, they were probably consuming very acidic foods.
Test Your pH Balance
Thanks to the growing awareness of the masses, there are strips available for consumers. You can purchase here through my affiliate store (I do receive a commission). Or, you may be able to find them at your local pharmacy or health stores.
The Acid-Alkaline Food Guide: A Quick Reference to Foods & Their Effect on pH Levels by Susan E. Brown, Larry Trivieri Jr.
About the List
The foods listed below are all alkaline-forming. There is a difference between acid-forming and alkaline-forming. A citrus fruit like an orange is acidic but when your body assimilates it, it leaves an alkaline ash. Therefore, the orange is an alkaline-forming fruit.
This list is a combination of all the research and experiences I’ve had. There may be other foods that are not listed but that just means it slipped my eye. The important thing is that we make a conscious effort to consume as much alkaline-forming foods as possible.
Please share this list with everyone you know!
Alkaline-Forming Vegetables (All fresh, not processed or canned)
Alkaline-Forming Fruits (all fresh, not processed or canned)
Alkaline Forming Nuts, Seeds & Grains
Alkaline Forming Spices & Seasonings
Other Alkaline Forming Foods
Worst Acid Forming Foods (These “foods” should be limited or avoided)
There are many acid-forming foods (mainly all the unnatural, man-made “foods”) but these are the worst of the worst.
Dairy Products (cheese, ice cream, milk shakes, yogurt etc)
Meats (including fish, chicken, turkey etc)
Salt (use Sea Salt)
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