“After years of societal changes, millions of pounds of marketing spent and technological advances we, as a race, are now facing more dietary based health challenges than ever before.  It is no coincidence that the rapidly growing numbers of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes correlate almost exactly with the rise in consumption of acid forming foods such as sugars, saturated fats, and white breads. At the same time our consumption of fresh alkaline vegetables and essential fatty acids has decreased dramatically, making way for convenience and a generation hooked on sugary treats.” Quote from the Energize for Life website with emphasis added.

Do you remember your chemistry class in high school where you discovered that all chemicals had to be balanced between either a “base” or an “acid?” Remember that water is H2O, or more correctly HOH. Any chemical that is “H” is acidic and any chemical that is “OH” is alkaline. So water in its pure state is Ph balanced, i.e., there is one part “H” (acid) with one part “OH” (base or alkaline), thus H2O.

This is very important in learning how to keep our bodies in proper balance and to support The Warrior Immune System™.

Here is the bottom line. Disease can’t exist in an alkaline body. It thrives in an acidic body. Conclusion; eat a diet that is higher in alkaline foods than is acidic.

Once again Energize for Life says, “This is not as difficult or as technical as it sounds.  When we talk about eating alkaline foods or starting an alkaline diet we are referring to consuming those foods and drink which have an alkaline effect on the body.  This effect is based upon the mineral content of the food.” They go on to say, “Conveniently for us, it just so happens that the foods that contain alkaline minerals…are all the foods we already know are good for us: low sugar foods, fresh…vegetables etc. And the foods that contain minerals that are acidic? You guessed it, sweets, alcohol, saturated fats, meats, dairy etc”

All of us are different regarding our Ph balance and makeup. Most of us however would do well to eat 70-80% alkaline foods and a maximum of 20-30% acid forming foods.

Did you also know that water from a tap and store bought purified in bottles is acidic? There are some commercial machines on the market that purify and converts your tap water from acidic to alkaline. Do a Google search using “alkaline water system” and you’ll discover many options to choose from. The alternative to an expensive water system you might try a product from Isagenix® called IsaWater. Just one pump into an 8oz glass of water converts the Ph to an alkaline body friendly water.

I’ve attached a guide for alkaline and acidic food.
Alkaline acid foods

About the Author Michael Lantz (Big Papa)

The Wellness Warrior™; Health & Leadership/Business Coach, Speaker, Blogger, Author, Ironman Triathlete Helping others live with more health and joy, paying for their dreams and make a difference in the world! Learn more: http://HealthIsAHabit.live

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