Alkaline And Acid Food List

Proper pH Balance Is Critical for Good Health

…throughout your body. The acidity or alkalinity of a substance is measured using pH. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14, with 0 being the most acidic, 14 being the most alkaline, and 7 being neutral. To survive, our bodies must maintain the pH very close to 7.4, which is just on the alkaline side of neutral. If…

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Acid-Forming and Alkalinizing Foods

…common foods are acid-forming and alkalinizing Overacidity in the body comes from consuming too many acid-forming foods and not enough alkalizing foods. Below is a brief list of the most acid-forming and alkalinizing foods. Keep in mind that a food is not necessarily unhealthy because it is acid-forming…

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Why You Should Drink Distilled Water

…heard that distilled water is acidic. I know you prefer that we keep our bodies as alkaline as possible, so how can distilled water be good for us? It's true that distilled water is acidic, whether it comes from a store-bought jug or a distiller at home. The acidity occurs because carbon dioxide from…

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Foods Everyone Should Be Eating

…of these into your regular routine. * Flaxseed * Raw Nuts * Sulfur-Containing Foods * Green Tea * Healthy Oils Back to Top Flaxseed Flaxseed is a wonderful vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids, and is the richest food source of a substance called lignans—compounds that give flax its cancer-fighting…

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Measure Your Gut Health With a Stool pH Test

…fermented foods and taking a probiotic supplement to improve the health of your gut bacteria. But for the more "hands-on" among you, it's also possible to assess your digestive health by measuring the pH of your stool. Your stool pH should be only slightly acidic, about 6.7 to 6.9. A neutral or alkaline pH…

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The Key to Solving a Thousand Problems

…and acetic acids. This slightly acidic environment inhibits the growth of undesirable bacteria like salmonella (causes food poisoning), shigella (causes diarrhea) and E. coli (which can cause intestinal disease and chronic kidney failure). These bacteria also produce a volatile fatty acid which, along…

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Foods That Can Help Reduce Cholesterol Levels

…getting familiar with my list of foods that everyone should eat, as well as learning which foods are acid-forming and which are alkalinizing. This type of diet is a key to good health, and following it alone should help you. For additional support, there are also specific foods that can help reduce cholesterol…

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How Healthy Gut Bacteria Support Digestive Health

…Digest and Absorb Foods The most plentiful and important bacteria in the small intestine is the Lactobacillus species. Lactobacillus helps ferment indigestible carbohydrates and, as I mention below, supports the breakdown of sugars in dairy products, which are a common source of food sensitivities. As…

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How to Restore and Improve Your Gut Bacteria

…neutral—anything lower than 7 is acidic and anything above 7 is alkaline. The colon needs to be slightly acidic, which inhibits the growth of undesirable bacteria like Salmonella, Shigella, and E. coli. The best way to restore beneficial bacteria in the gut is to create acidity, which promotes the growth of…

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Probiotic Species and Strains: What Are Their Differences?

…ferment carbohydrates in the gut, producing lactic acid as result of this process. Lactic acid helps create an acidic environment in the digestive tract, which discourages many unwanted microorganisms that thrive in an alkaline environment. Lactic acid also increases absorption of minerals such as calcium…

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The Importance of Digestive Enzymes to Gut Health

…gradually becomes more alkaline and it becomes more difficult for our bodies to completely break down the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in the foods we eat. This process can lead to a host of digestive health problems ranging from excessive gas and bloating to food allergies and food intolerances. What's…

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Balanced Microflora Is a Cornerstone of Immune Health

…natural defenses. See a list of all articles about Gut Bacteria in the Gut Bacteria and Probiotics Index The germ theory was hard to accept in Pasteur’s day. Without the widespread use of microscopes, it was hard to comprehend that “invisible bugs” in the air, water, and food somehow invaded the body…

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Common Side Effects of Probiotics: Should You Worry?

and, I'll admit, occasionally embarrassing), they also are temporary. See a list of all articles about Gut Bacteria in the Gut Bacteria and Probiotics Index The normal pH (the acidity/alkalinity scale) of the colon should be between 6.7 and 6.9. A pH of 7.0 is neutral; anything below that is acidic

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Signs You Have Too Much Bad Bacteria in Your Gut

…intestinal wall. These "breaks" allow disease-causing bacteria, toxins, and undigested food particles to pass directly into the bloodstream, where they disrupt the the body's normal function in many ways. See a list of all articles about Gut Bacteria in the Gut Bacteria and Probiotics Index Any imbalance…

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The Importance of Gut Bacteria During Infancy

…bowel. Breast-fed babies have a normal (for babies) pH of the lower bowel of 5 to 5.5. This acidic pH is ideal for the growth of healthy gut flora. Formula-fed babies have a neutral (pH 7) or slightly alkaline bowel (pH greater than 7). Many authorities believe the increase in formula feeding is directly…

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