Our lives are loaded with sugar in near countless forms - everything from the straight up white kind to "natural" to those well-hidden artificial sweeteners. Regardless of the source, too much sugar wreaks havoc with your health. With sugar present in almost everything the sugar industry and it's mass marketing campaigns are booming! Which is a big reason to pay attention to legitimate research revealing even more negative effects of excess sugar on our bodies. Here are a few consequences from over consumption.
While we’re not going to run you through an entire chemistry course here, we do want you to know how the pH level in the human body measures how acidic or alkaline it is. The pH scale represents your pH level in your body. A pH of 0 is completely acidic, 7 is neutral, and 14 is completely alkaline. You typically want to have a pH somewhere between 7 to 14; falling below that on a daily basis could result in maladies such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other health issues.
To maintain the alkaline balance of your blood, your meals should be made up of 70% alkaline-forming foods, like vegetables, fruits, nuts
and seeds, herbs, and grains like quinoa, with 30% acid
-forming foods, like meat beans, some nuts (walnuts), fruits (berries), and minimal dairy.)
When foods are consumed they are either acidifying or alkalizing. Even though we think some foods like lemons and vinegar must be acidic, they actually rate high on the Alkaline scale. Many of the foods that we eat today are acidic, such as bread, pastas, rice, dairy, and even meat, leading to low pH levels and many unwanted health problems.
Do you know that you can control your pH by what you eat, and it's well worthwhile learning the advantages of monitoring how our foods affect our pH. Let's look at a list of foods that will increase your pH.
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