I take a wide variety of factors into consideration as part of my intuitive eating philosophy, including yin vs. yang, raw vs. cooked, and what we will be discussing today, acid vs. alkaline. Yes, ‘alkaline’ has more significance than the batteries powering your remote control. Just messing with you, I know you’re smarter than that. I’m sure you have heard of alkaline water; the reason people believe it is healthy is that its rich mineral content purportedly alkalinizes the body. Consider the fact that cancerous cells thrive in acidic conditions, and you will see the magnitude of importance in regards to keeping your body in an alkaline state. The pH balance in your body is predominantly determined by the foods & drinks you choose to ingest.
Extremely acidic foods include:
- Brazil nuts
- White flour
- Fried foods
- Table salt
- White bread
- White vinegar
Alternatively, very alkaline forming foods include:
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sea salt
- Sweet potato
- Vegetable juice
It is perhaps a good idea to look at some charts comparing acidic foods vs. alkaline-forming foods You can make conclusions about approximately where you fall on the spectrum and make dietary adjustments accordingly. One especially interesting phenomenon is that of Kombucha and Jun. Due to the way these fermented beverages metabolize, they have a net alkalizing effect on the body. It is important to distinguish between foods that are acidic in and of themselves and those that are alkaline-forming.
Lemon is another obvious counterintuitive example. One would think that the intense acidity of the potent substances in the lemon would acidify your body, yet it is highly alkalizing. Furthermore, lemon juice in water first thing in the morning is an incredible and tasty way to get an alkaline jump start to your day. Combine with shilajit for the ultimate black & yellow experience!
If you find that you are too acidic (as this is usually the case) then perhaps a round of intense juicing & shilajit is in order. Not only will the vitamins, minerals, & phytonutrients in high-quality green juice immensely contribute to alkalinity but will also boost your health & energy levels in a multitude of other ways.
Considering the brain uses up to 20% of all the body’s energy at a time, more life-giving nutrition will directly enhance cognitive abilities. Taking Pürblack with your green juice will drastically increase the rate at which minerals & other beneficial compounds from the juice are assimilated & utilized. The minerals found naturally in Pürblack only further escalate the transition from acid hell to alkaline nirvana. Not only that, but this shilajit works in such a mysterious way that over time with regular use, the way you think & process information begins to change dramatically.
As a direct result of this, you will probably start desiring even more significant positive lifestyle changes. You will realize that alkalinizing yourself was merely the first step on a long journey towards evolving into a borderline superhuman physique.