Let Food Be Thy Medicine, And Medicine Be Thy Food
Here’s a great article from my partners at Beaming Superfood Cafes and what we teach as part of the curriculum at A Day of Namaste.
It’s Time To Alkalize.
Our Standard American Diet (SAD) is highly acidic. Foods such as milk, cheese, red and white meats, eggs, sodas, coffee, alcohol, pasta and flour-based breads, chocolate, fast foods, refined foods, processed and packaged foods, as well as a stressful lifestyle and a toxic environment all contribute to acidosis, a heightened amount of acidity in the body. Yikes.
We all have a delicate pH and our bodies prefer a slightly alkaline environment. When the foods we consume push our pH toward acidity our bodies find alkaline minerals stored internally to cure the imbalance. While our bodies are amazing machines and have the ability to do this and keep us in healthy pH range, the process of repairing this imbalance requires a severe loss of the very minerals you work hard to supplement daily. Even more scary,acidity is a silent killer, causing inflammation in the body which is the root of all disease.
Everyone can benefit from eating more plants in their diet. A food’s acid or alkaline forming tendency in the body is not based on the actual pH of the food itself. For example, lemons are very acidic, however after digestion and assimilation are very alkaline so, lemons are alkaline forming in the body. Meat will test alkaline before digestion, but it leaves very acidic residue in the body so, like nearly all animal products, meat is very acid forming. In general, most vegetables and fruits are alkaline. Most animal meat, including seafood is acidic forming in the body
Eat these alkaline foods freely! Try to incorporate as many as you can into your daily diet…