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Why Are We Acidic?

Jan 12th 2022

Why Are We Acidic?

How do our pH levels go off? Our pH level is greatly affected by our diet as certain foods create acid in the body and how we think. But, in this blog, we will focus on foods that alkalize the body.

In today's modern diet, sometimes called the SAD diet (standard American diet), full of sugar, processed foods, coffee, and fast foods. These convenience foods are highly acidic and force the body to scramble to balance or "buffer" its pH to an average level. The body does this by tapping into alkalizing mineral resources such as your bones and teeth. Modern health messaging emphasizes putting extra calcium into our bodies but forgets why the calcium is being leached in the first place. When the body is acidified, it allows less oxygen to get to its cells. If our bodies are constantly in an acidic state, it is known as "Acidosis." The best way to counteract this Acidosis is to eat more alkalizing or alkaline foods.

Add Alkaline Foods

The most alkalizing foods you can eat are vegetables, especially greens [1]. However, most people barely eat spinach, so introducing food like kale, collards, and broccoli sprouts can be strange at first. Or use pHresh greens, the most convenient way to eat your greens!

Top Ten Alkaline Foods:

  • Swiss Chard, Dandelion greens
  • Spinach, Kale
  • Almonds
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Beets
  • Figs and Apricots

Another great way to alkalize your body is to drink lemon water [2] (with no sugar, please). Although you might think of lemons as acidic, once they are digested by our saliva, they become incredibly alkaline.


Hopefully, by now, you have some great ideas on how to make your body more alkaline. By making small changes like drinking more water, eating more vegetables, and reducing the number of acidic foods in your diet, you will start to make your body more alkaline.