Acidic vs. Alkaline Foods

We know the need to limit the intake of fatty, starchy and oily foods yet are clueless about acidic and alkaline foods which impact internal pH.

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Highly acidic food such as sugar have been connected to a number of illnesses and contribute to making internal fluids acidic hence it is important to know which foods induce acidic versus alkaline effects after being metabolized.

( — May 28, 2018) Cheyenne, Wyoming — Food is just food, right? Wrong. Every food consumed possesses innate pros and cons which are best accessed by their nutritional content as well as pH values. Various sections of the human body function optimally at different pH values but the focus here will be on the internal fluids which make up about 60% of the total body weight, and of course they are affected by the pH of food. 

“The Standard American Diet (SAD) tends to be highly acidic, containing lots of processed foods, sugars, meats, dairy, grains, coffee, and alcohol,” says The Chopra Center. “The typical anti-inflammatory diet, on the other hand, contains lots of fruits and veggies, which are more alkaline or base in nature.”

Internal fluids can be found in all cells throughout the body and to the extent of scientific research, the body works best when internal fluids are neutral (pH 7.0). Highly acidic food such as sugar has been connected to a number of illnesses and contributes to making internal fluids acidic hence it is important to know which foods induce acidic versus alkaline effects after metabolized. Deepak Chopra even offers on his website a food sample scale as shared below: 

Highly Acidic (pH 2): Lemon juice, vinegar  

Highly Acidic (pH 3): Sodas, energy drinks, carbonated water  

Medium Acidity (pH 4-5): Alcohol, coffee, black tea, cheese, milk, yogurt, distilled water, chocolate, roasted nuts, beef, pork, wheat, pastas, pastries, breads, crackers  

Low Acidity (pH 6): Eggs, fish, beans, fruit juice, coconut, brown rice, soy milk, salmon, oats, cooked spinach 

Neutral (pH 7): Tap water, spring water, river water, sea water 

Low Alkalinity (pH 8): Apples, almonds, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, pineapples, wild rice, strawberries, bananas, cherries 

Medium Alkalinity (pH 9): Avocados, lettuce, celery, peas, sweet potatoes, blueberries, pears, grapes, kiwis, beets, melons, mangos, papayas 

Highly Alkaline (pH 10): Spinach, broccoli, artichoke, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflowers, cucumber, lemons, limes, carrots, seaweed, asparagus, kale, collard greens, onions

If a primarily acid rich diet is left unchecked, soon lethargy sets in and a host of aliments gradually emerges. Medically, this state of acidity is known as acidosis, predominantly a result of a highly acidic diet and a fair sign of a body being too acidic is if a person can’t hold their breath for more than 20 seconds.

“The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison,” said Ann Wigmore, Founder of the Hippocrates Health Institute, as an acidic body is the perfect breeding ground for viruses and bacteria. So it’s best to eat from a healthier selection along with being forearmed with the essential vitamins and minerals as offered in the HealthyWiser™ AlkaBoost™ Alkaline Dietary Supplement which neutralizes acidity, enhances oxygen delivery to cells while averting the proliferation of viruses and bacteria. To ensure pH balance is maintained there is the HealthyWiser™ pH Strips for Saliva and Urine which will help track one’s internal state.

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