We are in the midst of an uncertain time in history. While there is so much fear surrounding COVID-19, we must do our part when it comes to self-care to boost our immune system to fight and prevent our risk of contracting the virus. This means doing everything you can to stay healthy.
Have you wondered why cancer, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes rates are skyrocketing throughout the United States? Have you ever still felt hungry after eating a large meal? Do you exercise daily and still not able to shed a pound? Do you see yourself aging right before your eyes and feel tired more often than not? Are you overweight? The answer is quite simple –ACID OVERLOAD.
Many of the foods we buy in the grocery store today are actually forming ACID in the body and include:
- White rice
- Just to name a few….
All these foods form acid and over-acidification of body fluids and tissues are linked to every known disease including COVID-19, that dragged out, fatigue feeling many complain about every day, not to mention the endless list of digestive disorders and medical health problems.
Regardless of the pandemic that is happening right now, when your body is overly acidic, you become vulnerable to germs, yeast, bacteria, molds, and fungi which thrive in acidity. Many people today live on highly processed, over-cooked foods and this is why we see and hear so many TV and radio commercials for anti-acids.
What is the opposite of ACID? Alkaline. The relationship between acid and alkaline is scientifically quantified on a scale of 1 to 14 known as the pH where –
7 is NEUTRAL
Below 7 is ACIDIC
Above 7 is ALKALINE
Alkaline foods include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds which are always available in the produce section of your favorite grocery store. Most of us eat 80% acid foods and 20% alkaline foods which is what gets us into trouble with our health. What we should be eating is 80-90 % alkaline foods and 10-20 % acidic foods.
Health Insurance – Raw Fruits and Vegetables
Your best health insurance is raw fruits and vegetables because they will do the following:
- Help your body return to a healthy pH balance
- Regulate blood sugar levels
- Maximize your energy all day, every day
- Increase your mental clarity
- Help you reach your ideal weight
- Restore clear, bright eyes
- Rejuvenate your skin
- Improve your digestive tract
The human body is alkaline by design, but the demands from our daily routine, exposure to stress, exercise and how we digest our food all form acid. The more acid you produce in your body, the more acidic you become. Foods we might consider minor or not having much of an impact on our bodies like coffee, a glass of wine, or even an annoying phone call can increase our acid production.
When your body’s pH is in the acidic range of below 7, it retains water to dilute the acid in the blood, storing fat in the arteries as protection from this acid build-up. When you have too much acid in the body, blood sugar balance is impaired, and energy can diminish greatly. You feel run down because your cells are run down. If you eat more protein and starches, the vicious cycle never ends. When your body is dealing with acid overload, it will hold onto fat no matter how much you exercise or restrict your diet.
Eating more raw fruits and vegetables can actually shift your body to a healthier pH so your body will naturally and safely release fat and water in the shortest time possible and keep it off. Raw fruits and vegetables let your body break this acid overload cycle because they carry off the acids and flush them through your kidneys. When you flush acids, you minimize the acid overload allowing your body to keep a strong immune system, lose body fat, and keep optimum energy levels all day.
Putting alkalinity back into your body helps neutralize the daily acid production and helps your body fight any virus or bacteria, prevent illness, and reduce food cravings and food intake. Keeping a high alkaline balance in the body is the first line of defense against fatigue, illness, and disease.