Are you looking to get healthier on all levels? Well, that means your healthy-eating lifestyle needs to kick into gear as well. And while there are many great outcomes from eating healthy, I feel like alkalizing your body is one of the most important favors you can do for your body. Did you know if your body is in an “alkaline state,” you are a lot less likely of developing chronic diseases?
The truth is, the foods and beverages you have on a daily basis impact the acid and alkaline balance in your body. The balance can be measured by determining your pH value(this tells you one of two things, first your bodies fluids are much more acidic or they are alkaline). The goal is get your body in alkaline mode. A healthy alkaline level is about pH 7.0 and above.
But what are the benefits of having a perfect alkaline level in your body? Well, let’s just take a look at all the benefits and then you can decide for yourself.
The Small Things Count
First it’s important to understand that if your body becomes far more acidic than it should be, it will instantly begin to show symptoms of an ‘imbalance.’ These types of symptoms aren’t life threatening but include:
- Runny nose
- Skin breakouts
- IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Muscle weakness and/or soreness
It’s important to keep your bodies alkaline levels in check, especially if you want to avoid any of the above symptoms, they’re miserable.
When your body is fighting in an acidic environment, then you give bacteria a chance to survive; and not the good kind either. The imbalance of your body’s good bacteria makes you vulnerable to getting infections and colds a lot easier. You will be less likely to suffer from common cold when your body has alkalized at normal and healthy levels.
Cancer is one of the most despicable diseases in existence. And it’s important to do everything you can, to clear your chances of getting cancer. Did you know that a huge benefit of being alkalized is that it reduces your risk of cancer? Accidences in the body can cause oxygen levels to lower and cellular metabolism to stop. This can lead to the growth of cancer cells. It’s frankly, very, very important to maintain your levels of alkaline in order to have healthy cell regeneration; which is key in cancer prevention.
If you’re like most Americans, weight is an important factor in your life. Fruits and vegetable consumption will make your body much more alkalized. Remember, processed foods, sugar and refined carbs and alcohol make you much more acidic than normal. But if you stick to those healthy greens, you are more likely to maintain a healthy weight.
Already Healthy? Benefits of alkalizing your body for athletes
Are you already busting your butt in the gym, working out hard on the field and eating healthy? Great, you’re on the right track to keep your body alkalized. Did you know when you eat acidic foods it reduces your muscles strength? You have to spend more time and energy on every muscle contraction. But if you include foods that will alkalize your body then, you may begin to notice that your muscles function better; that’s because alkaline-based foods help reduce inflammation, helping your muscles require less force to move around and get the winning done.