Oct 31, 2022
Acid and Alkaline Food Charts to Help Balance pH
Our bodies work hard to keep us healthy. Our optimal blood ph sits between 7.33 and 7.45. How does diet affect our acid-alkaline balance? Lets say we eat a meal that has an acid-alkaline effect on our blood - as is all too common in a typical western diet. Our body will work to bring the pH back into balance by releasing alkaline rich minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium into our blood. If we haven't been eating a healthy, balanced diet, our bodies may need to pull these important minerals from our bones, teeth and organs. YIKES.
No Matter what we eat, our body will continually strive to keep the alkalinity of our blood in check. It is just a matter of are we making it easy or difficult for our body to do?
. A healthy, well balanced diet helps to supply our body with the minerals it needs, while simultaneously preventing overly acid blood pH, to begin with.
. By contrast, a predominantly acid-forming (western) diet forces our body to work harder to keep the pH balanced. As a result, we may have to sacrifice minerals from one area of our body (bones, teeth, organs) in order to keep our pH in check.
A balanced diet equates to 60-80% alkaline forming foods and 20 to 40% acid forming foods.
Tune in NEXT WEEK for the list of acid/alkaline foods.