I just know y’all are being so good and eating your fruits and vegetables and have them daily with your meals. But just in case you need another reason to get some vegetables and leafy greens in your diet…it’s to alkalize. What do you mean by that Julie? Awwww I love when you ask questions!
Well since we do typically tend to eat more acidic foods such as sugar, meat, eggs, artificial sweeteners, carbonated soft drinks, coffee, cheeses, etc…we need to alkalize the acidic environment we create inside our bodies to bring the pH down. It’s called homeostasis.
You can still enjoy acidic foods, which I recommend not taking them out because we do need a balance, but it’s a MUST to eat alkalizing foods such as broccoli, beets, kale, almonds, citrus fruits, apple cider vinegar, etc., to bring the acid down.
Billions of dollars are spent every year on Tums and Rolaids due to heartburn and our diets creating too much acid inside. If we keep our bodies in that constant condition of Metabolic Acidosis, it creates a friendly environment for many chronic illnesses such as cancer, osteoporosis, kidney stones, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Here is a great link detailing a list of acidic and alkaline foods!
If your produce goes bad quickly, which I get that complaint a lot, then I highly recommend these Produce Savers. You can get them on Amazon for $16.99. I also saw them at QFC here in Seattle at buy one get one free. They work great!
So let’s help our cells and tissues function properly by decreasing our acid build-up and keeping a slightly alkaline environment by eating to nourish!