The acid alkaline diet is specifically designed to help you restore the pH balance in your body. Your blood should be slightly alkaline with a healthy balance between 7.35 and 7.45. In order for it to be in balance your food intake needs to be approximately 75 percent alkaline and only 25 percent acidic.
Most fresh fruits, vegetables and spices have an alkaline effect on your body. To the contrary, animal proteins, sugar, processed foods, alcohol and caffeine are all acidic. Too much acid causes disease, because an acidic environment makes way for harmful bacteria to rapidly grow and multiply. Therefore the health benefits of the acid alkaline diet are numerous.
One of the first benefits that you will notice after switching to this diet is that you will begin to lose weight without any additional exercise. This is because the high fiber fruits and vegetables begin to clean your whole digestive system and increase your metabolism so that you can lose excess weight faster.
Another almost immediate benefit is the amount of energy you will have. Once the digestive system is able to function properly, you will no longer be weighed down with heavy toxins which cause you to feel lethargic and fatigued, as these toxins will be removed from the body a lot quicker.
Toxins are the number one cause for aging. As they build up in your body, your cells begin to degenerate which causes wrinkles to appear. When the antioxidants in the fruits and vegetables release the toxins from the cells, they are able to come back to life and prevent and even reverse the signs of aging.
Strong Teeth and Bones
Naturally when there is too much acid in the blood, the body will do everything it can to restore the balance to where it should be. To do this, the body takes the minerals which are stored in the bones and breaks them down and passes them into the bloodstream. Some of these minerals are calcium, potassium and magnesium. This causes the bones to become weak and eventually results in osteoporosis.
Prevent Brain Disorders
Studies have revealed that Alzheimer’s is caused by a toxic buildup of metals around the brain. The high amounts of antioxidants which are consumed on the acid alkaline diet help to remove those harmful metals and other toxins in order to restore clarity back to the brain. Attention deficit disorders (ADD), anxiety, nervousness and depression can also be prevented and reversed on this diet.
Prevent Physical Disease
Did you know that cancer cells can only form in an acidic environment? When there is not enough acid in the body, the bad bacteria which causes cancer and other diseases will rarely be able to grow or multiply to the point where the body cannot fight them off. The acid alkaline diet helps to prevent heart disease, asthma, diabetes, arthritis and many common ailments associated with the Standard American Diet (SAD).
Drinking lots of water will also help to balance the pH levels. It is recommended that you drink at least 8 glasses or more of water each day. Once the pH is balanced you should continue on a healthy diet in order to prevent disease.