Do you remember the PH test strips you used in chemistry class? Also known as Litmus paper. Never thought you’d hear about those again huh… Well you might want to purchase a pack… here is why.
Let’s first discuss the body’s PH.
Human blood PH should be slightly alkaline (7.35-7.45). If blood PH moves below 6.8 or above 7.8, cells stop functioning and the body shuts down. Therefore the body continuously strives to balance PH.
An imbalance diet high in acid-producing foods, such as animal protein, sugar, caffeine, and processed foods puts pressure on the body’s regulating systems. Research shows that unless the body’s PH level is slightly alkaline, the body cannot heal itself. Acidosis will decrease the body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease it’s ability to repair damaged cells, make tumor cells thrive, etc. Acidity also comes from stress and toxins around us.
Foods are either alkaline or acid forming. Researchers recommend that you should eat 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid forming foods.
- HIGH ALKALINE: Broccoli, spinach, celery, garlic, raisins, and stevia.
- ALKALINE: Carrots, beets, zucchini, lettuce, grapes, kiwi, berries, apples, pears, almonds, green tea, and maple syrup.
- LOW ALKALINE: Squash, asparagus, fresh corn, mushrooms, onions, cauliflower, tofu, tomatoes, watermelon, avocados, pineapple, peaches, strawberries, lentils, buckwheat, wild rice, goat milk, olive oil, and raw honey.
- LOW ACID: Whole grain bread, brown rice, butter, yogurt, whole milk, sunflower seeds, and white sugar.
- ACID: Canned fruit, white bread, white rice, pastries, pasta, fish, turkey, chicken, lamb, eggs, cashews, pistachios, wine, soda, and ketchup.
- HIGH ACID: Beef, pork, canned tuna, processed cheese, peanuts, walnuts, coffee, beer, artificial sweeteners.
TEST your PH by wetting a Litmus paper with your saliva.
(All information and image from www.trans4mind.com)