Just as the body regulates its temperature in a rigid manner, so will it manage to preserve a very narrow pH range – especially in the blood – a pH of 7.365. Chronic acidity will interrupt all cellular activities and functions — it interferes with life itself.
Things that create acidity in the body are sweets, alcohol, flour products, diary, processed meat and some veggies like peas, beans, lentils and peanuts. Alkaline foods include whey, goat’s milk, plain yogurt, cold-pressed oils, miso, brewer’s yeast, eggs and unprocessed sea salt. Most herbs are alkaline as well. Alkaline beverages include fruit and vegetable juices, coffee, tea, mineral water and red and white wines. Almonds, coconut and chestnuts are alkaline nuts. Veggies include broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, asparagus, celery, onions, peppers and radishes. Spinach, kale and fennel.
In trying to promote alkalinity, the bottled water industry is putting out a plethora of alkaline waters. These may give the body a temporary boost as they are high in the alkaline-forming minerals like sodium and potassium, but please take notice of where the water comes from, how it has been filtered (if any), and what type of bottle it is in. PET BPA-free bottles are the best, but plastics still tend to leech toxins when in juxtaposition with minerals so a highly mineralized water may become contaminated just by being containerized.
There are also many alkalizing additives for water, but most of them, like bottled waters and sports drinks only contain at most, five minerals. Although this may alkalize the blood, it does little to replace the myriad of electrolytes lost through exercise, stress and daily living. People will be lulled into security thinking their sports water or alkaline water will give them sufficient replacements. That is not true. You need a multi-electrolyte trace-mineral supplement to put into your water to restore needed support for the neurotransmitters in the brain which ultimately control all bodily functions. The most convenient and economical of these is a concentrate that sprays into any liquid. It has the full complement of trace-minerals so will facilitate raising the pH as well as providing all the necessary electrolytes. Check it out: www.electroBlast.com