Your body is constantly trying to maintain a pH balance of 7.365, which is slightly alkaline and optimal in order to resist disease and cellular damage. Although you need a certain amount of acid to digest food, being too acidic puts your pH levels out of balance, causing your body to try and regain this balance by drawing nutrients from your bones, skin, hair and teeth. This puts you at risk for chronic illness, weight gain, and can even shorten your life.
So what are the signs that your pH balance is out of whack?
Frequent acid reflux, stomach ulcers, unhealthy skin, hair and nails, teeth and mouth issues, watery eyes, headaches, constant fatigue, cramps and leg spasms are all signs your body is too acidic.
Read on to find out how to alkalize your stomach, here are some simple, anti-acidic changes you can implement today:
Cut the crap
Refined grains, caffeine, processed sugar and excess red meat consumption causes your body to become too acidic and thus open to sickness. Opt instead for root vegetables, dark leafy greens, dates, bananas, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and garlic.
Chronic stress isn’t good for anyone. It can throw many things off balance, including your weight, sex life and immune system. Try and destress with meditation, yoga or a walk in nature.
As if you really need another reason to workout, regular exercise helps your body digest food and generally function well.
Drinking lots of water will help your body regulate itself and naturally detoxify.
Start a routine
Breaking the fast with something alkaline, like a delcious superfood smoothie, will flood your cells with the nutrients it needs to remain remain balanced throughout the day.
Get a helping hand
Another great way to help your body restore and maintain a healthy pH balance is with a good supplement, like the Releaf Alkaline tablets act as an antacid and helps to relieve acid reflux, excessive stomach acid and indigestion.
Studies have shown that an alkaline diet may benefit bone health, reduce muscle wasting, as well as mitigate other chronic diseases such as hypertension and strokes. It can even improve cardiovascular health, memory, and cognition.
So if you aren’t already, it’s time to become an alki.
Content via MindBodyGreen.com