Nowadays most people have high acidity levels in their bodies. This is due to increased intake of GMOs, processed foods and refined sugars. And the worst thing is that an acidic body has a higher risk of cancer.
But cancer shouldn’t be your only concern. Too much acid in the body can cause breathing difficulties, diarrhea, kidney disease, liver disease, fatigue, and digestive problems. And when too much acid is left untreated for long, it can result in low blood pressure, which can lead to death in some cases.
As you can see, acid build up in the body is not something you should ignore. Luckily, there are things you can start doing today to alkalize your body and balance pH levels.
Here are natural ways to remove acid buildup.
Eat less meat, refined sugars, and flours
These foods make the body more acidic. I’m not just talking about processed meat – even red meat has been linked to acidity and inflammation. And as you may know inflammation makes the body prone to different diseases. Make sure most of your nutrients are from plant-based foods.
Choose organic foods
GMOs contain pesticides and chemicals that promote acidity. When buying fruits, veggies or any other foods, choose organic.
Increase intake of alkaline foods
Add baking soda to drinking water
Staying hydrated will definitely help you balance pH levels. But you’ll even get better results if you add baking soda to drinking water. Simply add two teaspoons of baking soda to a glass of drinking water, once a day. People with edema and hypertension should see a doctor before taking this mixture.
Increase potassium intake
Eating high-potassium foods will help alkalize your body. Some of these foods include bananas, avocado, lemons, potatoes, and dates.
Drink lemon water
Lemon water helps alkalize the body and remove acid from the body. Simply squeeze organic lemons into warm water and drink. Feel free to add raw honey to the lemon water.