So, tell me the truth… when you hear people begin to spout terms like “alkalinity” and “acidosis”, do you begin to glaze over and mentally replay last night’s episode of American Idol? Yeah, I used to as well. Well, not American Idol… maybe Breaking Bad or Mad Men. Ooooh, Jon Hamm!
Wait, what was I saying? Oh yeah! ALKALINITY! Sorry about that. Back to the subject at hand!
Like I said… I USED to. But now that I understand how important alkaline foods are to the body and how damaging acidic foods are, my ears perk up every time I hear the terminology and I have the urge to reach for the nearest bunch of kale.
The video below is one of the simplest, most entertaining explanations I’ve seen on the topic. The video is about 9 minutes long and worth every second! I promise that you won’t glaze over:
Here are two great resources on alkaline foods and how acidic foods are harmful to the body (click the underlined links to see the full articles):
12 Reasons to Avoid Acids and Stay Alkaline: Some of the harmful effects of acidic foods in the body are allergies, excess mucous, high blood pressure and excess fat. Yep… FAT! Adding more alkaline foods to your system can decrease your weight. See? A perfect reason to be chompin’ on some spinach!
The 7 Most Alkaline Foods: I LOVE this list! Why? Because they are all ingredients I can throw in my juicer or blender! Imagine… you could have ONE juice with spinach, broccoli, kale, bell pepper, cucumber and celery (and throw a little apple, lemon and ginger in there for taste) for breakfast. That would give you HUGE antioxidants, HUGE alkalinity, HUGE chlorophyll, HUGE detoxification nutrients, AND the recommended “5 Veggies a Day” before 9am! You cannot beat that!
I hope this simplifies the topic a bit for you. Get yo’ alkaline on!