Alkaline and Acidic Foods for Better Skin and Health

Alkaline and Acidic Foods
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Our bodies are complex machines that need the best fuel just like the cars we drive for top performance. Making sure that the foods we eat don’t upset that chemical balance of our body chemistry is important because too many acidic or alkaline foods can cause our skin and health unwanted problems.

For example, a high acidic pH can trigger such skin conditions as rosacea, acne, and even eczema just by eating too many acid-producing foods like beef, dairy and wheat, which may cause inflammation whether to the skin or the rest of you.  Other symptoms can be fatigue and a compromised immune system.

Something else that is interesting is that beverages such as coffee, tea and alcohol can add extreme acidity in the body.  Therefore, if you drink a lot of such stimulating drink, there are some experts that claim the result could turn into a loss of bone density and osteoporosis.  However, the evidence is not conclusive.

On the other hand, if you tend to eat more leafy dark greens such as spinach, kale, broccoli, cucumber, avocado, celery, and bell peppers, then you could have a higher alkaline pH.  As a result, you might experience confusion, muscle spasms, numbness, etc.

The best advice is  learning to maintain this delicate balance between acidic foods and alkaline foods to avoid trouble.   There are many food charts online to show the relationship of acidic foods versus alkaline foods.  Here is one great chart from

However, if you’re still experiencing some of these problems even after adjusting your diet, then find out your pH level.  Your optimal blood pH level should be 7.35 to 7.46. You can buy a home pH testing kit and learn your level or visit your doctor for an evaluation.


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