Alkalize Your Body and Fight Disease With These 10 Healing Foods

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

alkalize your body

alkalize-your-body-and-fight-disease-with-these-10-healing-foodsSurvival is a complex and wonderful thing. Your body is constantly working to achieve its ideal pH level, temperature, and hormone balance. The network of processes involved in achieving this balance is called homeostasis (1).

The more unhealthy your lifestyle, the harder your body has to work to keep you in shape. When your diet is founded on high sugar and high fats food, which are acidic, your body has to leach minerals from your bones and organs to reestablish your blood’s normal pH value of 7,4 (2).

Chronic acidosis, or high acidity, can lead to diseases such as multiple sclerosis, high cholesterol, arrhythmia, immunodeficiency disorders, joint pain, lethargy, heart disease and diabetes.

Acidity also promotes inflammation, which can cause cancer cells to thrive and spread throughout your body (3,4).

On the other hand, keeping your body slightly alkaline starves off cancer (5).

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Signs that your body may be too acidic include unusual muscle cramping or muscle pain, constant fatigue, running out of breath easily and struggling to fill your lungs with air.

10 Alkaline Foods to Eat Every Day

These foods are high in minerals like magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus, which are the very nutrients your body leeches out of your system when your pH levels are too acidic.

1. Ripe Bananas

While unripe bananas are loaded with resistant starch that can be difficult to digest, ripe bananas aren’t just alkaline, they also contain a higher level of antioxidants than green ones (6).

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