Alkaline foods such as fruits and vegetables aren't the only alkalizing foods to help alkalize your body! A proper pH balanced diet actually requires a good amount of nutrients and a variety of foods.
Find out what foods tend to lean towards the alkaline side, especially when it comes to protein foods. BTW, protein is a very necessary nutrient needed for the proper functioning of your body!
Certain types of alkaline foods can help keep a better pH balance in your body and help you to get adequate amounts of protein.
Your blood's pH is approximately 7.40, which is slightly alkaline.
Illness may accompany any prolonged state of acidosis (pH lower than 7.40) or alkalosis (pH higher than 7.40).
However, there are parts of your body that must remain more acidic such as your stomach, skin, and vagina for females.
Some people claim that your diet should be composed primarily of foods such as fruits and vegetables to keep the proper pH balance in your body.
For the short-term, this may be very beneficial. However, it's the long-term that will probably be a problem for most people.
You see these types of foods lack protein and healthy fats which can affect the acidic parts of your body in a very negative way.
Good quality protein foods are needed by your body to maintain the proper pH levels of your blood and extra cellular fluids.
Not to mention maintaining the health of your kidneys and lungs. And these are the main organs that regulate the pH balance of your blood. It also appears that eating raw foods can help to create a better pH balance in your body.
It's important to understand that we need a nutrient dense diet that contains an adequate amount of proteins, healthy fats, minerals, and essential vitamins in order to have a proper pH balanced diet.
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