Saturday, December 7, 2013

Eating For Balance

Keeping your body in balance should be one of your top priorities. When your car isn't running properly, you take it into the shop.  If your child is sick, you take them to the doctor.  When your most prized and important possessions aren't functioning the way they should, you do something about it! Why should your body be any different?!  Unfortunately we live in a highly toxic environment these days and our bodies, the most important thing we have, are reaping all of the negative effects.  FORTUNATELY there is something we can do about it to get them back to their optimal, functioning level and health!  Eating and alkaline based diet can help your body reach it's neutral pH level where it will be functioning at homeostasis->It's balanced state!

What is pH? pH stands for "potential Hydrogen" and measures how acidic or how alkaline a solution is, in this case, your blood.  The pH scale ranges from Acid (0) to Alkaline (14).  Neutral range on the pH scale is 7 and you want your body's pH to be slightly more alkaline at a range of 7.35-7.45. 

What are the benefits of a healthy pH level? pH is one of the most important elements affecting our body function and optimal health. pH influences every physiologic activity in our bodies, including metabolism, pain, and disease! From our breathing and heart rates, to the digestion of food, acid and alkaline play a MAJOR role in all of our bodies functions. Although our blood, lungs and kidneys have their own control mechanisms to keep everything in balance, DIET can play a big role in helping create and maintain homeostasis within our bodies. 

How do I get a proper pH level with nutrition? By eating a ratio of acidic and alkaline foods. Remember, you want your pH level to be slightly alkaline.  A healthy diet should consist of 60% alkaline foods and 40% acidic foods.  If your current diet has been mostly acidic, eat 80% alkaline and 20% acidic for at least a few weeks.

What foods are alkaline? 

What foods are Acidic?

  Keeping a healthy pH level means living in balance.  You want to eliminate as much negativity and toxicity as possible.  Meditation and Yoga help relieve stress and promote relaxation. Regular exercise has numerous benefits for you, and most of all keeping a balanced diet with the proper acid to alkaline ratios. Remember: 60-80% alkaline foods and 20-40% acid foods! Living in balance, creates an overall optimal health for your body and your mind!

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