6 Ways To Alkalize Your Body Daily
Understanding the acid-alkaline balance in our own bodies is a huge key in taking control over our own health! Learn the basics with these two nutrition pros…
We’re never going to entirely give up our sweet treats and other guilty pleasures in life, but thanks to Holistic Nutritionist, Kristin Dahl of Dahlhouse Nutrition, and Health Coach, Alexa Gray of Superfood Superlife, we’re refreshing our knowledge of what it means to live that alkaline life. Understanding the balance between alkalinity and acidity is an essential tool in anyone’s wellness toolkit. Listen up as Kristin and Alexa break down all things alkaline and how we can counter the effects of too much acidity.
What is the acid/alkaline balance?
The pH spectrum measures how acidic or alkaline our body system is; the scale runs from 0-14. Neutral pH is 7.0. The higher the pH (greater than 7) the more alkaline, while a lower pH, (less than 7) is acidic. For good health, our bodies need to be slightly alkaline. Our immunity is directly related to how alkaline our diet is. An overly acidic diet eventually leads to a weakened state, and our bodies become susceptible to disease. The digestive system, liver and kidneys all begin to suffer. This causes a variety of issues, such as inflammation, allergies, arthritis, constipation and other bowel issues. Your body works very hard to create balance.
Why should we be concerned with “alkalizing” our bodies regularly?
When you are stressed, make poor lifestyle choices or are exposed to a toxic environment, your body is constantly trying to bring you back to a more alkaline state. The body starts pulling minerals like magnesium and calcium from your bones, teeth, and organs to neutralize the acid. Unprocessed, plant-based foods are highly alkaline, meaning they clean the blood, oxygenate the body, and keep your cells in tip-top shape! This will give you energy, clear up your skin and reduce inflammation in the body.