Why are alkaline foods so crucial to your diet?
Let's start at the very beginning: What is an alkaline food?
Put simply, it is a description of the pH balance of a substance. Foods can be classified according to the alkalinity or acidity that it produces in the digestive system.
Alkaline foods are GOOD for your body and continued health, acid-forming foods are
BAD for your health - and that is the simple truth of the matter!
Dr Francisco Contreras, an oncologist (cancer specialist) from Mexico City said the
following: "I truly believe that all disease begins in the digestive system - that all disease
begins with what we eat."
If you consume too much acid-forming food, internal toxicity develops. Some symptoms of
a body overloaded with toxins are:
* stomach bloating
* poor digestion
* weight gain
* excessive mucus
* poor concentration
* poor skin
* poor memory
* body odour
* bad breath
* poor circulation
* bad taste in the mouth
* coated tongue
* personality changes
And... the scary part - this toxicity may develop into:
* fibrocystic breasts
* kidney stones
* uterine fibroids
AND MANY MORE!
Enough to get you running to the nearest greengrocer/fresh produce market/ health shop?
To help you choose the foods that will keep your body healthy, go to the
website below for invaluable lists with a pH classification for each food.
Your guide to the pH of a wide spectrum of foods
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