The #1 search on the internet is related to illnesses. When asked, most people are concerned first about their health before any other area of their lives. And in this age of the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) lifestyle, they should be.
One of the major things affecting the rate of disease in this country and around the world is our food. We have gone so far beyond our roots, what our ancestors ate, and natural foods out of the ground, that we are now feeling it through sickness and disease.
Did you know the foods you eat can either produce an environment condusive to healing or illness?
Of course, there are several things at play here, like the nutritional content of the foods, which vitamins and minerals are in them, and if they are synthetically added or naturally derived. However, today we are discussing how what you put into your mouth alters your pH balance.
Disease thrives in an acidic environment. Unfortunately, most of the foods in the Standard American Diet, as it is today, breeds acidic environments. Processed foods, meats, grains, dairy, and sugar all raise your level of acidity. Chemicals, drugs, herbicides, and pesticides are also acid-producing. However, certain fruits and more vegetables, like dark greens, change your body to be more alkaline. Did you know most other countries eat their meat as a side item, yet, here in the U.S., we eat it as our main dish, putting some of the most taxing digestive processes into play. And on top of that, you are creating an atmosphere for disease to take root and flourish.
This is not to say you must always eat alkaline foods. However, most people eat too much from the acidic foods and therefore, cause problems in their bodies. It’s about choosing more healthy foods and including them in your meals more often!
Some alkalizing vegetables & fruits:
~ collard greens
~ green beans
Here is a more robust list of which foods are acid-producing and which are more alkalizing.
By eating more of the right things, you change your system inside to make it harder for disease to spread or even exist!
How can you make changes to your family’s food choices that can help lead to life and health rather than disease and destruction?
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Jessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE gift to you, 30 Easy Snacks Your Kids Will Devour: Eating Healthy Never Got So Simple, to help you feed your kids quick & healthy! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!