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How “basic” are you? But, really. Alkalinity is a hot topic in alternative health. Many wellness pros believe that keeping our body’s pH balanced – through mood, food, fitness and self-care – is key to vibrant and enduring well-being. Apparently, disease thrives in an acidic environment, but can’t live when pH is maintained at a neutral level. 

The quiz below from Food Matters will give you a gauge on your own alkalinity and pH balance. Take the quiz and make the suggested adjustments…

If you want to dramatically improve your energy, get the body you’ve always wanted, say goodbye to inflammation and bring the aging process to a halt, then choosing alkalizing foods could help get you there.

The typical American diet is acidogenic, consisting of foods that have an acidifying effect on the body. Chronic over-acidity removes oxygen from the blood and can result in lowered immunity and premature aging.

The alkaline approach to health is all about eating and drinking things that will have an alkaline-forming, rather than an acid-forming effect on the body. It’s often misunderstood that the alkaline approach is trying to change your pH, but it’s all about supporting your body and giving it the tools it needs to maintain its ideal pH of 7.365.

What’s The Best Way To Alkalize Your Body? 

Human blood stays in a very narrow pH range around 7.35 – 7.45. When your body is bombarded with acid-forming foods, it has to rely on its own stores of nutrients to restore your blood pH so that it stays within this very strict limit. This can cause your bones to leach minerals or place more pressure on your kidneys and liver to maintain this balance.

The easiest way to nourish your blood, and in turn, nourish your body is by replacing acidic foods such as processed foods, sugar, caffeine, meat, and alcohol with more alkalizing, nutrient-rich, fresh produce! This helps the body to return to an alkaline state, rid itself of toxins, and allow the digestive system to rest and recuperate. Leaving your body feeling lighter, cleaner, and full of energy!

The alkaline approach to health is about eating and drinking those foods that will have an alkaline-forming, rather than an acid-forming effect on the body. Incorporating green leafy vegetables and green powders into your diet is a great way to alkalize your body, fast!

Take our quiz below to find out whether your current lifestyle choices are making you acidic or alkaline. 

Looking for easy ways to boost your alkalinity daily?
Check out 6 easy ways to alkalize daily.

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