How To Keep The Proper Acid/Alkaline Balance

I’m going to ask you to go way back, and for some of us that’s WAY back, to science class in school.

Do you remember using litmus paper in science class to test the pH of a liquid? You dipped the strip into a solution of lemon juice or baking soda to see if it was acidic or basic.

Now, however, a better use for that litmus paper may be to test your pH. Why?

Because knowing your own acid/alkaline balance is key to optimizing your health. Let me explain.

Without the proper acid/alkaline balance, enzymes don’t work, oxygen delivery to cells suffers, and the body struggles to complete vital biochemical processes.

The culprit? Our modern diet.

Our meals are packed with acid-forming foods, especially sugars and refined grains, along with too much meat. And we eat too few alkaline-forming fresh foods like greens, vegetables, and fruits.

Enhance your alkalinity by making sure that at least 60 percent of your meals are fresh and unprocessed foods. Make sure your meals are loaded with these foods:

  • Greens
  • Cruciferous veggies
  • Citrus fruits (especially lemons)
  • Fermented veggies (like sauerkraut)

Paying attention to alkalinity will ensure you create the environment needed in your body for great health and proper biochemical function.