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Restore Your Body's Balance

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Think of your body as its own ecosystem. Like the larger ecosystem of a rainforest, for example, all the elements must be in exquisite balance for every part to function at its best. If one element is out of balance, it throws off the entire system.

Think of your body as its own ecosystem. Like the larger ecosystem of a rainforest, for example, all the elements must be in exquisite balance for every part to function at its best. If one element is out of balance, it throws off the entire system.

In your body, constant acid-alkaline imbalances can lead to sickness and disease. Just like the trees in the rainforest require the perfect mix of rain, sun and soil to thrive, the ideal conditions for the cells in your body are an alkaline pH of 7.3-7.4. Pollution, drugs or over-eating acid-forming food disrupts your body's delicate alkaline balance. In the same way that battery acid is corrosive, the cells, tissues and organs in your body are at risk of deteriorating as well.

To minimize this risk, be aware of the kinds of foods you eat. Take care to eat only 20 to 30 per cent acid-forming foods by eating plenty of water-based foods, mostly raw or barely cooked.

Most fruits, vegetables and legumes are alkalizing foods. Restoring your proper acid-alkaline balance will leave you healthier and more energized.

Foods that Create Acid Residue

  • Meats and meat proteins
  • Eggs
  • Dairy products
  • Fermented foods (vinegar, soy sauce, miso, tempeh, alcohol)
  • Fungal foods (corn, mushrooms)
  • Sugars (white, brown, maple syrup)
  • High-sugar fruits and vegetables (berries, most citrus, carrots)
  • Condiments (ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard)
  • Soft drinks, coffee and tea
  • Artificial sweeteners

Food that Create Alkaline Residue

  • Greens of all kinds
  • Vegetables like beans, peas, asparagus, zucchini, spinach, cauliflower, cucumber, lettuce, celery
  • Soaked/sprouted seeds, including sesame, fennel, caraway
  • Non-stored grains such as buckwheat and spelt
  • Fruits like avocado, tomato, lemon, lime
  • Bell peppers
  • Legumes, including lentils, soybeans, white beans, lima beans
  • Cold-pressed oils like olive and flax seed
  • Tofu and soy flour
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