Alkalize For Health
How alkaline your blood is, is an easy way to measure the level of your health. A healthy person has a blood pH of 7.365. Generally, a person who is terminal ill has a pH of around 5 or lower. What Are Alkaline, Acid And PH? Alkaline foods are foods that raise the the amount of oxygen that your blood takes in. The most alkalizing foods are RAW green leafy vegetables, non-sweet fruits and (wheat) grasses. The opposite of alkaline foods are acid foods. How much oxygen your blood can absorb is measured on a pH scale that ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 0 is most acidic while a pH of 14 is most alkaline. Alkaline Foods List During most of your lives, the majority of the foods you eat are (highly) acidic. These make you sick and tired. By eating raw alkaline foods and drinks, you can help your body to heal itself from many chronic diseases.
The following foods groups are alkalizing:
• Green leafy vegetables (e.g. spinach, kale);
• Wild greens (e.g., dandelion, nettles, wild grasses);
• Fresh herbs (e.g. parsley, cilantro, basil, garlic);
• Grasses (e.g. wheat, barley grass);
• Sea vegetables (e.g. kelp, nori, dulse, spirulina, blue green algae);
• Medicinal mushrooms (e.g. shiitake, maitake, reishi).
Acid Foods List It’s too bad that the foods you may like most make you most acidic and thus sick:
• Junk & Processed foods;
• All animal food (meat, eggs, chicken, fish, lobster, oysters);
• Grains: (white) wheat, rice, pasta, flour, bread etc.;
• Some Fruits;
• Dairy products (milk, cheese, butter);
• Bad fats;
• Peanuts, cashews.
The best alkaline drinks are alkaline water, young coconut water, vegetable juice and wheatgrass juice. If your very acidic you might need alkaline supplements to get you back in balance quicker. How Healthy Are You? How do you know your body pH? You simply buy some pH test strips (also called litmus paper) at a health store and pee on one. The paper will tell you instantly what your pH is and thus, how alkaline or acid you are (and how healthy). What Is The PH Scale PH stands for Potential for freeing Hydrogen ions.
The difference between acidity and alkalinity is based on the ability to free hydrogen ions. Very simply put, the pH scale measures the amount of oxygen in your blood. When your blood is too acid it will not carry enough oxygen. When it is too alkaline, it will carry too much. The scale goes from 0 to 14. A pH of 7 is neutral, a pH of 0-7 is acid. A pH of 7-14 is alkaline. Each unit of change represents a tenfold change in acidity or alkalinity. Thus the difference between a pH of 4 and 5 is much greater than the difference between 6 an 7. Thus your blood is in balance when you are slightly alkaline: a pH of 7.365. How To Neutralize Harmful Acids When you’re just starting a raw food diet, it may be hard to become alkaline.
Even if you eat raw greens all day. I find that juicing (with fruits or herbs for taste) speeds up this process tremendously, but it may still not be enough. I that case, you may want to use some alkalizing supplements. Examples are (Himalayan) sea salt, pearl calcium, silica, pH drops, & green powder.