If you have taken basic biology, you will know that any cell requires certain conditions to function normally. Temperature and pH must be precise in order to support simple life.
Likewise, our body as a whole requires basic conditions in order to have optimal performance.
When functioning at its optimal level, the human body’s fluids and tissues exist in a slightly alkaline state – in other words, not acidic. But since the food we eat becomes the raw material to rebuild tissues, pH balance can be affected by a diet that consists largely of “acidifying” foods.
Which foods are acidic?
Some of the foods with high dietary acid loads are:
- Refined Sugar
The acidifying foods essentially bathe our body tissues and blood in an acidic solution. Of course it won’t kill you right away – acid does naturally exist in the body – but if left untreated, this acidic condition can lead to
conditions such as heart disease, high cholesterol and obesity.
How do you know whether your body is overly acidic?
These symptoms can be connected to this problem:
- Excess Weight
- Weak Bones
- Dental Problems
- Skin Problems
- Mucus Buildup
- Muscular pain
- Shortness of Breath
- Increased heart rate
- Lack of appetite
- Rapid and shallow breathing
- Heartburn and acid reflux
- Strong-smelling urine
- White coated tongue
- Hard to get up in morning
If you experience more than two of the symptoms listed here, your body pH could be unbalanced. You may consider being proactive and changing your diet before acid accumulates into a serious disease.