ACID ALKALINE BALANCE AND OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE
as salaam alaikum, brothers and sisters, anyone who knows me knows that I love a bit of junk food here and there, I love cakes and pizza and even donuts BUT anyone who knows me knows that I start my day with water and honey and black seed oil OR heavy duty green smoothie. A few years ago I would have been saying no samosas or pakora but that’s not realistic….apologies… but we need to balance these acid forming foods with enough alkaline forming foods.
Acid and Alkaline Balance – Assessing pH
Over acidity, is a dangerous condition that weakens all body systems, is very common during Ramadhan. Acid forming foods create an internal environment that encourages to dis-ease.
A balanced acid/alkaline environment allows healthy normal body function necessary for the body to combat disease.
A healthy body maintains necessary alkaline reserves to meet emergency demands.
When excess acids must be neutralized, our alkaline reserves are used up leaving the body in a weakened condition.
Food is fuel and our health depends so much on what we eat.
Plenty of fruits and vegetables are alkaline forming foods, that neutralize the acid.
its important to think about portion size , especially with small fruits like kiwi or plums are even small nectarines.
We need to have 1 cup of berries , grapes or peas or beans to count as a portion, its like handful really but it certainly isn’t 80 grams every time, not its normally more than at.