Restoring pH levels

Published Date: Wednesday, 2nd November 2016
Restoring pH levels

Acidity is catabolic (breaks down) in nature. It is for this reason that it brings about chronic fatigue, low immunity, irritability and moodswings.  Therefore, it is important to restore the pH levels in the body as continuing to have an acidic state would precipitate disease sooner or later.  The human body has self-healing powers.

All we have to do is to support its activity with the right nutrients.  A basic rule to achieve and maintain PH balance is to eat 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods.  If your pH test suggests that your body is acidic switch over to alkaline forming food like fresh fruits, watermelon, mangoes, apples, guava, pears, vegetables like potatoes, dudhi, turi etc.

Honey, dates, corn, millets, mushrooms, raisins, curd also have an alkalizing effect. At the same time, you must avoid acid forming substances like alcohol, coffee, legumes, lentils, cornstarch, white flour, non-vegetarian foods, fried food, dried coconut, cheese, cakes, pastries, pasta, soft drinks, sugar, vinegar, pickles, pappads etc.

Apart from food, both physical and mental stress tends to elevate the acidity of the blood. The effect of stress on acidosis is more profound than that caused by wrong eating.  When stress levels are very high no amount of correct eating can restore alkalinity in the body.  Water plays an important role in washing off acid wastes in the body.  It is a good idea to begin your day with one litre i.e. 4 glasses of water.

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