Nutritional habits have a significant impact on human health. Daily nutrition and diet have an impact on our well-being and appearance. The modern menu is often rich in rice, bread, pasta, cheese, meat, as well as unhealthy, sweet snacks, carbonated beverages and processed products. Do you know that these products can contribute to acidifying of the body?
Acidifying of the body is an increasingly common problem. Our diet is rich in products that disturb the acid-alkaline balance, or the pH of the body. Its level should be in the range of 7.37 to 7.45. This means that it should be closer to the alkaline reaction and its disorder may be dangerous to health.
How does it work?
Consumed food acts on the body by acidifying or alkalizing depending on the elements contained therein. Acid-forming elements are sulfur, chlorine and phosphorus, while the basic elements are sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. The human body defends itself against acidifying, but if for a long time we do not support it with de-acidify food - the pH of the body may decrease. Acidosis manifests itself nonspecific, and patients most often complain of headaches, migraines and the feeling of constant fatigue. Most often, these symptoms are associated with stress and overload of duties, and undetected acidifying can be very dangerous. Long-term persisting unfavorable pH level in the body may contribute to the development of kidney stones, diabetes, hypertension, osteopenia and osteoporosis. In the diagnosis of acidosis, regular blood and urine tests help.
An alkalizing diet should be rich primarily in vegetables. We should often reach for lettuce, parsley, broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers or beets. It is best to eat them raw or in the form of freshly squeezed juices and cocktails. A good way is also steam cooking, thanks to which you can keep many valuable micro nutrients. Your alkalizing diet should not lack fruit. Citrus, apples, melons, strawberries, kiwis, apricots and peaches are fruits that we should pay attention to throughout the year (if available). In addition, nuts, sprouts, sunflower seeds and pumpkin play a very important role in the alkalizing diet. It is also worth using natural honey.
Products acidifying the body:
- white rice,
- leguminous vegetables
- bread and oatmeal
- yellow cheese
- cold meats
- meat and fish
- carbonated drinks
- sugar and sweets
Interesting fact: The amount of alkalizing products consumed should be around 80% of our diet, and the rest should be filled with healthy sources of protein and carbohydrates, e.g. lean meat, dairy products, fish, eggs, whole grains.
Drink for health
For your everyday diet it is worth introducing alkaline water. It has a beneficial effect on health thanks to the negative oxidation and reduction potential. Such water can be obtained by filtering tap water using a Dafi pH + filter. It contains an alkaline deposit that raises the pH of the water. The filter also contains activated carbon, which removes chlorine and its derivatives, as well as other substances that disrupt the taste of tap water. Alkaline water is the best alternative to bottled water. In addition, the minerals contained therein, such as calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium ions, make the water tasty and healthy.