Did you know that feeling
heavy or not like yourself or even those niggling cravings are signs that you may have too much acidity in your body? This is actually quite an insidious thing that you may not even be aware of. Left unchecked ti can actually cause serious illness.
One must not forget to mention the aches and pains and lack of energy. Acids and other toxins are likely to be the cause.
Acid is a really really bad substance for you to have in your body ( especially outside your stomach) because of its strong corrosive characteristics- after all acid can burn a hole in metal.. for for thought right?
How is acidity measured?
Ok geeks look away now, in essence its measured on a scale- the ph scale that runs from 1 to 14 with 1-6 being acidic and 8- 14 being alkaline and 7 neutral.
Ideally the ph of your blood should be 7.4
What causes Acidity?
poor diet and lifestyle,
If this is all bad enough, imagine combining them with stress, this would create a massive amount of inflammation in your body making your body have to work harder to deal with these damaging effects, massively reducing the amount of energy we have. That would create a big vicious cycle of exercise making you unduly tired, then you are too tired to exercise.
What can we do about this acidity then…
- you need to improve your diet..include dark green foods.. kale, spinace,
- Eat more foods that are alkaline in nature e.g lemons, spinach, sweet potato, chia seeds, nuts.
- Introduce exercise into your life.
- Drink less coffee
- Cook more of your own food, eat less processed foods.
Has any of this resonated with you? I would love to hear about your experience of dieting or how you are feeling in general.
Why not sign use my free acidity Checker to see how you are faring..