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The Benefits of an Alkaline Body

January 2, 2013 | 0 Responses | Article under New Year, New You | by realfoodco

By Health Coach Christine Eubanks

 

Everything you eat and drink has a direct impact on the pH balance of your body. Processed foods, sugar, meats, breads, alcohol and most holiday foods are acidic. Vegetables and other anti-inflammatory foods are alkaline. Alkaline water can be used to help restore balance. An ideal pH is more alkaline, registering about 7.0 if you were to test it yourself (using pH strips from our lifestyle department). Since most holiday foods are naturally more acidic, the stress of the season can take it’s toll – leading to illness, excess weight, acne, fatigue and mental fogginess. Here are just a few of the benefits that alkaline food and drinks contribute to good health:

 

Fewer Colds & Flus – Acidic foods contribute to the growth of unhealthy bacteria and a poor immune system.

 

Weight Loss – Acidic foods are generally the same ones linked to weight gain when eaten in excess.

 

Energy – Alkaline foods help your body assimilate food and turn it into lasting fuel for good health.

 

Clear Skin – Acidic foods create toxic buildup, which can be evidenced in your appearance when your body can’t get rid of them fast enough.

 

Reduced Risk of Chronic Diseases – Like diabetes, Alzheimers, heart disease and cancer

 

 

To make your pH more Alkaline, try Real Food favorites like collard greens, dandelion greens, broccoli, kale, seaweed (on sale this month!) and wheatgrass powder.

 

 

Be sure to check out our Alkaline Water, available on tap at our Polk Store.

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