In recent years, many people have discovered that creating an alkaline body is vital for lifelong health. But why is it so important to have an alkaline body? Because your internal pH has a powerful effect on the function of virtually every process in the body.
On the bright side, however, alkalizing your body does not need to be complex or expensive. Practically everything you eat either makes your body somewhat more acidic or moderately alkaline. By using the three simple tips below, you can go a long way toward achieving an alkaline diet.
Reduce Meat Consumption
Perhaps the most important step in achieving an alkaline body is to reduce meat consumption. For years, we have all heard that fat and carbs are making us fat. Obviously, if we want to avoid foods that are high in these nutrients, our only remaining option is to eat foods that are loaded with protein. However, not all fats and carbs are bad for us. And by the same token, a high-protein diet is not the best solution for weight loss and overall health.
Eat More Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
In general, fresh produce has the highest nutrient density of any food group. Another plus of fresh fruits and vegetables is that they’re generally low in calories, making these foods perfect for anyone who is interested in losing weight or avoiding weight gain–and today, that’s just about everyone. And from an alkaline diet perspective, the key fact about fruits and veggies is that they are the most alkalizing foods of all.
Cut Out the Soft Drinks
High-fructose corn syrup, is cheaper than cane sugar, which is why is is the most common sweetener in soft drinks. Like almost all sweeteners, corn syrup is highly acidifying. These processed sweeteners are also the reason that soft drinks are full of empty calories, which lead to obesity and set the stage for diabetes.
On top of the sugar, many soft drinks also contain caffeine, phosphoric acid, and assorted artificial flavorings, colorings, and preservatives. All of these artificial ingredients have an acid-producing effect on the body as well.
Start Working Toward an Alkaline Body
Creating an alkaline body does not have to be difficult or expensive. Most importantly, think of the security that you and your family will feel when you know that the foods you’re eating are contributing to life-long health.