Health Through nutrition
What is acidosis?
Body acidosis is when the body pH has become overly acidic. The pH balance of our internal cells and fluids can effect every process in our body. Of these fluids, the blood is perhaps the most important.
The body will literally go to whatever lengths necessary to ensure that the blood retains a slightly alkaline pH level. This can include wreaking havoc on other tissues, bodily functions and systems (such as digestion, lymph and cardiovascular).
This stress that the body is put under in trying to regulate it’s internal environment manifests itself in many responses that we know as illnesses and disease including acne, eczema, osteoporosis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, premature ageing, loss of hair, psoriasis, fatigue, frequent coughs and colds, obesity, Type II diabetes etc...
The single biggest thing we can do to help our bodies to maintain an alkaline balance is to feed it with alkaline food and drink and to live an alkaline producing lifestyle:
- regular exercise
- lots of sunlight
- lots of laughter
- as little stress as possible
Boost your Body Alkalinity by having as many RAW green vegetables you can and drinking MATCHA DAILY!
Principal behind this acid / alkaline food chart
Our food chart is basically about what effects food have on the body once consumed rather than it’s acidity or alkalinity in its natural state. Lemons, while containing citric acid have a very high content of the strongly alkaline minerals potassium, magnesium and sodium. These minerals have a very alkalising effect on the body.
The reason this doesn’t work with oranges is because the sugar content of the orange is so high that cancels out the alkalising minerals and leads it to have a very acidifying effect on the body. That is the same for almost all fruits (unfortunately).
Below contains a brief list of foods that are Acidic / Alkaline forming foods:
Sprouts (soy, alfalfa etc)
Sea Vegetables (Kelp)
All Sprouted Beans/ Sprouts
New Baby Potatoes
Other Beans & Legumes
Goat & Almond Milk
Most Herbs & Spices
Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Flax Oil
Freshwater Wild Fish
Rice & Soy Milk
Natural Fresh Juice
Coffee & Black Tea
Fruit Juice (Sweetened)
All Dairy - Milk, Cheese, Yoghurt
Artificial Sweeteners Syrup