Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet, “SAD”, has left its mark on our society and brought about an enormous amount of disease and suffering that could be prevented by taking proper care of our bodies. SAD takes its toll on our body. Chronic disease thrives in over acidic environments and causes inflammation, overworked kidneys and livers, poor digestive health, mood swings, stress, and allergies. Oh, and by the way, SAD makes your sex drive, well, pretty sad. This weakens our system interrupting basic bodily functions that cause premature aging and osteoporosis.
Scared yet? Same. Let’s take a trip back to 11th grade chemistry class. You’ll begin to understand the pH system that your own body has naturally and the importance of keeping it alkaline. The pH scale goes from 0-14. 7 is neutral, below 7 is acidic and above 7 alkaline (the ideal level being 7.365). The average American comes in at 5.5. Increasing alkalinity is actually quite simple. Make some easy changes and you’ll be feeling the higher vibe.
Kris Carr was a massive inspiration towards incorporating an alkaline diet. Between all the green juices, oxygenated water and pounds of veggies I noticed an undeniable difference. Taking small steps plants the roots for long-term change and better health. Take it slow, incorporate some of the 5 Easy Steps To An Alkaline Body and begin to create a new lifestyle geared towards creating balance. Consuming an 80/20 diet or even a 60/40 ratio could improve pH levels.
By eating more alkaline foods, think green leafy veggies, fresh cold water fish, low sugar fruits, TumericALIVE, and apple cider vinegar we can begin to pump our bodies full of chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and oxygen. The better food you put into your body, the better you will feel. Flood your cells and organs with healthy food and you will start to make the difference in your body that could potentially prevent an onslaught of complications in the future. Use this infographic from MindbodyGreen to see where the food you eat falls on the pH scale.