An Acidic Body = A Disease Magnet
Did you know that an acidic body is a sickness magnet? What does
it mean by acidic body? Our eating habits and lifestyle are
wreaking havoc to our body and health. You like McDonalds,
Burger King, Wendy’s, soda, chips, doughnuts and fried stuffs?
Think twice before excessively gorging these stuffs down your
When we consume foods like fast food, snacks, refined
carbohydrates, soda and alcohol, they are digested by our body.
The digestion produces acidic compounds, hence acidifying our
body. Stress factors, lacking of exercise, exposure to
pollutants, toxic overload (from drugs, ingestion of pesticide
residue from food) only make things worse.
Over acidic body ‘attracts’ many kinds of sickness. You can feel
constant tiredness (fatigue), you may see your body adding more
those unwanted extra pounds (obesity) or your complexion gets
duller and more pimples start breaking out (your body not
expelling toxins effectively).
In other words, what happens if your body gets to acidic?
1. It provides a condition that allows tumor cells to thrive -
2. Make the body more susceptible to fatigue and illness
3. Your body will have a hard time getting rid of heavy metals
and toxins, causing more stress to organs that expels toxins
(e.g. : Kidney, lungs, liver, skin, colon)
4. Acid build-up in cells can hamper the body’s ability to
repair damaged cells
Balancing the body’s pH (to measure acidity and alkalinity) is
the first step towards well-being and greater health. To
maintain health, eat more fresh fruits and particularly
vegetables (see the list below to find out what are the alkaline
forming fruits, veggies and other foods) to balance out the
protein intake (acid forming food).
Among many fruits,
lemon is categorized as one of the extremely alkaline producing
What!!? Now, wait a minute. Lemon is alkaline? It is always in
the general perception that lemon is acidic, but the fact is it
Here is why - A food’s acid/alkaline forming abilities have
nothing related to the actual pH of the food itself. By right,
citrus fruits are acidic when their pH levels are tested.
However, when eaten (following digestion and assimilation by the
body), they become alkaline.
Below are some examples of alkalinizing and acidic food:
Broccoli, garlic, celery, mushrooms, peas, spirulina, tomatoes,
wheat grass, citrus fruits, grapes, watermelon, peach,
pineapple, strawberry, almond, fermented tofu, cinnamon, curry,
ginger, apple cider vinegar, mineral water
Corn, lentils, blueberry, cranberry, barley, bran wheat, oat,
bread, noodles, flour, black beans, green beans, soy milk,
almond milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, cashews nut, legumes,
peanut butter, bacon, beef, fish, lamb, pork, rabbit, tuna,
venison, liquors, cocoa, coffee, soft drinks, tobacco,
REMEMBER, what you eat and drink will impact where your body’s
pH level falls, choose wisely and accordingly. Balance and
eating in moderation is the KEY to a healthy body!