Based on Chapter 5 from The Beginners Guide to Natural Living by Larry Cook, host Zoe Simpson explains how different foods can create a more acid or alkaline state in the body, why acidic is bad and alkaline is good, and what foods do which.
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Some foods cause the body’s chemistry to be more acidic, while others cause it to be more alkaline. I am not referring to stomach acid but instead, to the blood’s ph and to the state of the fluids between our cells. An overly acidic condition forces the body to borrow minerals such as calcium, sodium, potassium, and magnesium from organs and bones to buffer the acid and safely remove it from the body. Many experts agree that chronic acidity is a primary cause of degenerative disease. Because an acidic state allows pathogen to thrive whereas in an alkaline state, does not. So our goal is to keep our bodily fluids more alkaline by eating alkaline forming foods. Processed foods such as breads, pasta, cereals coffee, sugar, white rice, boxed and canned foods, along with meat and dairy contribute to an acidic state. On the other hand, most whole raw, organic plant foods contribute to an alkaline state. If you like to learn more about healthy eating, and how to live naturally, you can read this informative book, the beginners guide to natural living.

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