We all know the dangers of junk food in terms of calories, fat and salt.
Most bad food that we eat negatively affects your body in some way, whether it raises your cholesterol, makes you gain weight or gives your body a sugar spike.
But how often do you think about how the junk food that we consume is affecting our acidity levels in the body.
The body is in a delicate state of acid versus alkaline, and the more alkaline our body is, the better it is at fighting off diseases.
The the body is a state of acidity for too long periods at a time can be incredibly dangerous.
Studies show that cancer cells are stunted when the body is in an alkaline state, and they thrive when there is a more acidic environment.
The ideal pH level you want your body to be at at all time is between 7.0 — 7.4, a good alkaline pH level.
Symptoms that your body is in a too acidic state can range from digestive tract problems, tiredness, lack of energy and weight gain.
More serious problems associated with high acidity levels include-
- Dysfunction of the cerebrum of the brain, that could lead to coma if left unhandled
- Exhaustion and tiredness
- Flapping tremor
It is when the body is kept in a state of high acidity for too long that chronic diseases can occur.
A tumor trying to develop in a body with high acidity levels will find it all too easy, compared to an alkaline body, where tumor will likely be starved and not be able to grow.
Litmus paper can be bought from most pharmacies, and this can be used in the quest against acicidty.
You can use your saliva or a urine sample, taken twice a day and tested using the litmus paper to find out how alkaline/acid you body is. You might be surprised by the results.
Diets high in processed foods, junk food and fried foods are particularly bad for causing acid flares in the body.
The best way to keep acid levels down is to eat a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables plus one other handy trick.
Lemon water, despite it’s sour taste is actually great for alkalizing the body. It is not acidic like you might expect, and it works wonders at keeping the body in an alkaline state.
Drink a glass of water with fresh lemon juice added each morning and night to combat acid level in the body, and test its effects using your litmus paper!