Alkaline foods can help keep your healthy body in balance. An acidic diet can lead to a variety of health problems including weight gain, poor circulation, heart problems along with fatigue, achy joints, memory loss, a lack of libido, constipation, bloating and respiratory problems. The typical Western diet includes foods that are highly acidic, which can cause these symptoms and hinder weight loss efforts. Read on to learn about which acidic foods to cut, and which alkaline foods you can add to your diet today to get back in balance.
Alkaline Foods and Your Diet
Having proper alkaline balance is important to overall health, effective weight loss, and a feeling of vitality but knowing which foods are acidic and which are alkaline can get confusing, so download this Acid & Alkaline Food Chart. It provides a printable food cheat sheet you can stick on the fridge, or pantry or even in your pocket when you go to the grocery store.
Understanding the benefits of a pH balanced diet can lead to increased energy, and weight loss. Not only that, but consuming foods that are healthy and non-acidic can be beneficial in other ways. Diets that contain high amounts of sugar and carbohydrates increase the acid levels in your body and thus throw off your pH balance. By maintaining a healthy pH you can also cut out these unhealthy foods and you may notice fewer headaches, reduced stress and anxiety, and a better mood.
Watch this short video to gain a better understanding of the importance of your body’s pH levels:
Am I Acidic?
There are a few signs that your body is an acidic environment and if you have uncomfortable pains in your joints, experience heartburn, have urinary tract problems, poor digestion, receding gums, kidney stones and/or skin problems you might benefit from checking your body’s pH levels. Get your test kit here, at the Skinny Ms Amazon Store!
Acidic Foods to Cut Out
Carbonated sodas, energy drinks
Popcorn, cream cheese, buttermilk, pasta, pastries, prunes, pork, beer, pickles, chocolate, roasted nuts, artificial sweeteners
Coffee, sweetened fruit juice, beef, white bread, wheat, cranberries, distilled water
Wine, eggs, sour cream, some yogurts (those with live active cultures)
Alkaline Foods to Add
Apples, almonds, tomatoes, grapefruit, corn, mushrooms, olive, soybeans, peaches, bell peppers, pineapple, cherries, wild rice, apricots, strawberries, bananas
Avocados, green tea, lettuce, celery, peas, sweet potatoes, egg plant, green beans, beets, blueberries, pears, grapes, kiwi, melons, tangerines, mangos, figs, dates
Spinach, broccoli, artichoke, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers, lemons, limes, kale, seaweed, asparagus, radish, collard greens, onions