From increased energy to the prevention of cancer, alkaline foods have been revered as a panacea in modern Western culture. While the total benefits of using alkaline foods to keep a healthy pH balance may not yet be fully studied, there is certainly enough anecdotal (and scientific) evidence to make the topic one worth considering.
Some of the diseases and disorders that have suspected links to the acidification of blood and tissues include • Cancer • Chronic fatigue syndrome • Fibromyalgia • Lupus • Multiple sclerosis • Rheumatoid arthritis
Even susceptibility to something as simple as the common cold may be attributed to the pH balance of the body. Direct links to these illnesses may have yet to be determined, but for those suffering from their effects, the hope of relief is enough to get them looking at a variety of alternatives. One such possibility is to use alkaline foods to maintain a healthy pH balance.
While the idea of completely overhauling one’s diet is intimidating, it may very well be the best way to improve overall health. On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with slowly but steadily introducing more alkaline foods while removing the acidic ones. Some changes are far easier than one might even expect. For example, rather than using eggs when baking, many goodies will turn out just as well by substituting applesauce. Eggs are acidic, while apples are an alkaline food. Just making simple changes like this can be a great start in restoring the body’s natural pH balance.