The chief culprits in mineral depletion within our body are the acid-forming foods we eat and what we drink ( almost all of the fluids we drink on a daily basis are acidic. Coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, fruit juices and even water.
For example. a carbonated beverage has a pH of 2, orange juice is ph of 3, and average tap water is 4.5. So drink bottled water you may be saying–well it is typically a pH of only 6.
The other major cause of acidity is stress. So a happy worry free life is essential!
Another offender is antibiotics, which can destroy the friendly bacteria create a problem because the bacteria that grow back are often acid forming and can potentially create a problem that could drain the body of health enhancing electrolyte minerals. Some other causes of electrolyte loss might be: strenuous exercise, sickness, infection, or even fasting.
There is no such thing as a Universal Diet to balance your PH.
People are individual and personal. So what works for one person may or may not work for the next.
A balanced diet is very unique for each person. To find our proper balance, it is helpful to know not only your own personal need,
the correct preparation of whole foods
how not to overeat
how to choose high-quality foods
avoiding too many unnatural food combinations
the art of learning the broad range of nutritious foods including chlorophyll-rich plants
Foods that are particularly rich in chlorophyll include:
- collard greens.
- mustard greens.
the best source of certain fatty acids
the dangers of food chemicals especially synthetic chemicalse like aspartame, MSG, and food colorings.
It is important to seniors that we maintain a perfect pH balance.
The pH of the body systems have very exact ranges (Richard Anderson, Cleanse and Purify Thyself). He even points out that the food we eat must be at an optimum pH level before the body can absorb it. one example of pH ranges: saliva (6.0-7.0); stomach (1.0-3.5); pancreas (8.0-8.3); intestines (7.5-8.0) and blood (7.35-7.45).
The acid and alkaline balance can be changed by simple practices such as by soaking mildly acid-forming foods such as whole grains and legumes before cooking them, starting the sprouting process, which is alkalizing.
A good way would be to chew thoroughly the complex carbohydrates like grains, vegetables, and legumes in order to mix them with salvia, a very alkaline fluid that begins the digestive process.
Another great tip is to not drink while eating, as this stops the digestive process from beginning within the mouth, so when enjoying that family meal remember eat first, drink last.