Balance is key. And when it comes to our body’s pH levels, it’s the key to life! With our fast paced lives it’s easy to fall into the habit of grabbing
some fast food, or preparing quick and easy processed foods. But before you do, it’s important to think about not only the horrible ingredients that go into all that stuff, but also what that food is doing to our pH levels.
For the body to be healthy, it needs to maintain a pH balance between 7.35 and 7.45, which is on the alkaline side. Processed and fast foods, or ones that are high in sugar, have harmful acidic levels. This will affect the immune system and make us more susceptible to disease. Petaluma Dental Group asks that you do not eat or drink one hour prior to your appointment so that we can accurately check your pH level at the beginning of your visit.
Even if you have a healthy diet and are not worried about your pH levels, these alkaline foods will help your body for many other reasons and can add to your overall well being.
Leafy green vegetables contain lots of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and are rich in alkaline. They also have the ability to rid the body of free radicals.
All kinds of melons are a great choice because of their high fiber and water content. It’s a delicious and refreshing fruit that cleanses the colon and detoxifies the entire body.
Lemons are acidic in nature, but become alkaline after digestion. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and electrolytes and can also aid in cold, cough and flu relief.
Apples are super digestible and high in fiber. They are also rich in enzymes that are helpful in maintaining the body’s hormonal balance.
Avocado contains good fats, which include omega 9 fat. This helps lower bad cholesterol in the body and help keep your heart healthy.