By Pat Lowe
When our ancestors ate their meals, they were primarily made up of foods that were readily available to them. They ate fresh vegetables and fruits as they become available from their harvests and ate meat sparingly, mainly in the colder months when the fresh food was not available. Today, diets are far less simple and they include foods that are highly processed and that include a lot of protein, which generally leads to a high acid diet.
Researchers now know that any diet high in acidic foods and low in alkaline foods can lead to bodily damage, which in turn can lead to a wide range of health problems. Mankind now endures many illnesses and diseases that were never known before eating habits changed so drastically in the last one hundred years or so.
Given the fact that there have also been fantastic medical advances in the last hundred years, it seems that people should be enjoying a higher level of health. But because most people, at least in the “civilized” Westernized cultures are now eating a more acid diet and not having much if any alkaline foodstuff in their diets, there are many diseases that are running rampant.
People who chronically eat too much acidic foods need to eat more foods on the alkaline side in order to bring their system into a healthy pH balance, which should be at about 7.4 for optimal health. When a person eats too much acidic food, their pH level will change and they will be inviting any number of health issues and concerns into their lives. One of the first things to be affected when the body is too acidic is the immune system, and once the immune system is compromised there is no end to the number of health problems a person can experience.
The good news is that the body is a marvelous machine that is able to recover, especially when a problem is caught early. If you typically eat an acid diet and loads of foods that turn into acid in your system, then there is a simple enough fix. You simply have to learn what things are on an alkaline foods list and incorporate more of those into your daily diet. Soon you can have a good alkaline pH balance in your system and be moving more towards health than disease.
If you’re interested in a healthier approach to eating, you should consider introducing more alkaline foods into your diet, and cutting back on acid ones. Click here to learn more about a healthy alkaline acid diet.
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