Balancing PH in the Body - Livin' the Good Life
Apr. 23rd, 2009
11:29 am - Balancing PH in the Body
I've read numerous times over the years that a body whose PH is more on the alkaline side is much less likely to get sick and that cancer cannot grow in an alkaline environment. So during the last year or so I've been experimenting with keeping my body's PH in a "healthy range". I do this by eating primarily alkaline-forming foods. Those foods include most fruits and vegetables. Acid-forming foods are all the others: meat, dairy, grains, and anything containing sugar or chocolate. Cutting back on grains has been challenging. Sugar was an easier thing to avoid, and, though I love, love, love chocolate, I have no trouble eliminating it if I decide it is for a higher purpose... like improved health! I check my PH a couple of times a day, and it's quite interesting to note how my levels go up and down in a matter of hours after eating certain foods. I also read that PH can be affected by stress, so I (subjectively) monitor my stress levels as well and take that into consideration.
What I'm finding is that it is fairly easy to keep my PH within a healthy range. Though I eat from all food groups every day, and I sometimes indulge in sweets, I keep coming back to the fruits and vegies as my staple foods. It's a system that works pretty well. One thing I've noticed is that if I go on a high-acid diet, I tend to crave more acid-forming foods. If I stay on the alkaline side, I don't crave the acid-forming foods. If you Google the subject, you can find extensive lists of foods broken down into acid and alkaline-forming catagories. There's lots of information available on the subject. It's intriguing to think that I have a new form of, somewhat-objective, control over my health and that it is really quite easy to accomplish.