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The human body works similar to how an alkaline battery works; thus, when its overall pH level is too acidic, its performance decreases. Acidic blood is toxic to your cells and organs because it weakens their physical structures and reduces their abilities to function properly. When your cells are impaired, they have a harder time destroying bacteria and virus. Acidic blood also creates an environment for cancer and diseases to thrive in. A healthy blood pH level is slightly above 7.0; any lower than 7.0 is considered acidic. The lower the blood pH level, the more acidic the blood becomes.
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An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur.
An acidic balance will: decrease the body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it’s ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it’s ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness. A blood pH of 6.9, which is only slightly acidic, can induce coma and death.
Below are five ways to prevent your blood from becoming acidic.
- Avoid eating junk food because most junk food contains unhealthy ingredients that can make your blood acidic.
- Stay away from artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame and sucralose. These two artificial sweeteners are considered neurotoxins by independent researchers. Aspartame and sucralose can cause your blood to become acidic because they have very acid forming qualities.
- Limit your soda (pop) consumption or avoid it completely. Soda is one of the major contributors to acidic blood in the U.S. because its people drink it in abundance. Soda is also a major contributor to osteoporosis. When the blood becomes too acidic the body neutralizes it with calcium and other nutrients; therefore, causing the bone to become brittle. The pH level of soda can range anywhere from 2.0-4.0 which is very acidic.
- Eat more fresh organic fruits and vegetables because most of them are alkaline.
- Avoid fast food because it is great at making your blood acidic. Most fast food contains refined sugar and salt, and genetically modified ingredients.
For a comprehensive list of alkaline and acidic foods, please visit this site. To learn how to test your blood pH level, please visit the first related posts below.