Being too acidic is not suitable for your body. This condition may conceive various symptoms which cause you to suffer from them. You may think you have harmful diseases, and you have a weak immune system, etc. But probably the main reason for all of these is just too acidic. Therefore, you need to check the list of symptoms of being too acidic and may jump into the alkaline diet.
Here is the list of symptoms of being too acidic:
Having Unhealthy Skin
Having unhealthy skin is just one of the symptoms of being too acidic. If your nails are thin and you complain that they break easily, the cosmetics can’t help you. Plus, you may have dry skin, and your lips’ corners may crack. Again the cosmetics can’t solve this. Also, being too acidic cause hair fall, too.
Having Unhealthy Mouth and Teeth
Being too acidic can cause not only sensitive teeth but also losing your teeth. So, you may usually have tooth pain and sensitive gums.
Having Digestive Problems
Lots of people suffer from digestive problems. Being too acidic make digestion harder. So that cause acid reflux, ulcers, and gastritis. You may have one of them with high probability.
Being Joyless and Depressed
If you feel like you’re in a depression and if the drugs are useless, try to think about acidic foods. Acidic foods cause having low energy and joyless. Also, you may feel much nervous.
Being Too Acidic Affects Your Whole Body
If you usually consume acidic foods, you may often have headaches, leg cramps, and conjunctivitis because this condition affects not only your metabolism but your eye health too. Having a low body temperature is one of the symptoms, also. If you get infections quickly or if you have a tendency for it, that is because of being too acidic.
How to avoid being too acidic?
The path to an alkaline lifestyle is not a very difficult one. Basically, by keeping the ratio of acidic food at around 30% and alkaline diet at approximately 70% will do the trick. Have a look at a few tips we provide for our guests at The LifeCo.
1. Go green
Vegetables, some fruits, seeds, nuts, and roots are naturally alkalizing. Increasing the amount of these in your diet will automatically reduce your consumption of acidic foods like meat or grains. Avocados, beetroot, spinach, kale (if you have access to it it is at the top of the nutrition/calorie chart), cucumber are going to boost your alkalinity.
2. Consume acidic foods mindfully
It is challenging to cut out these naturally addictive foods such as any meat, eggs, processed sugars, flour, and dairy products. However, it is considerably easier to reduce their amount in your daily diet to less than 30%.
3. Limit alcohol consumption
Alcohol may cause different issues in our lives. However, it inevitably causes dietary problems due to very high sugar content. An occasional glass of wine or a few beers enjoying a sports game is acceptable for social benefit. However, alcohol should be consumed responsibly. Otherwise, it makes the body acidic very quickly.
4. Drinking alkaline water
First of all, we have to admit that most of us do not drink enough water. Everyone has to drink 8 to 10 large glasses of water every day, preferably alkaline water. Tap water or bottled water has a pH of up to 7, whereas alkaline water has an average pH of 9. This helps at balancing the alkaline-acid levels in the body.
5. Choose drinks carefully
Caffeine-containing drinks such as coffee and energy drinks usually urges you to consume more sugar. Choosing natural, alkalizing drinks such as herbal teas (peppermint, yerba mate etc..), lemon water and green powder supplements such as green vibrance can help cleanse the digestive system, optimize metabolism and eradicates excess acid.
6. Exercise (Even if mildly)
You don’t need to exercise hours long consistently everyday. 20-30 Minutes four five times a week is more important than you think. Exercise makes the body alkaline as well as it enables sweat to leave the body. Sweat is acidic so the alkalinity of the body will be increased. Extra support in oxygenation is a huge plus as well.
7. Balance your life
It is proven time after time that stress does more harm than many other more obvious factors. Finding ways to get rid of stress such as yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, mild phsical exercises reduce acid levels significantly.
Disease prevention and other benefits of an alkaline diet
Many people diagnosed with severe reflux try to deal with it with medication, medication that they have to take for the rest of their life. If you are wondering if a more natural solution is possible, then a simple alkaline – acid balance in your diet will do the deal. We have had thousands of guests, who succesfully managed this by adopting an alkaline lifestyle. These guests are off medication and can easily manage their reflux on their own.
Assisting weight loss is not the only perk of such a diet. Your energy will definetely increase and risk of kidney problems, type 2 diabetes and chronic diseases (esspecially for the ones due to lactic-acid build up such as severe cramps, rheamateud arthiritis, etc..) will be reduced.
Take it slow
If you decide to try an alkaline lifestyle, you need to get the knowledge and be in a healing environment such as The LifeCo centers. Symptom management is necessary but never sufficient. The LifeCo professionals will teach you how to live an alkaline lifestyle and you will get the first hand experience onsite by attending one of our retreats.