Most of us tend to be over acidic in our body…The food that we eat burns with oxygen in our cells to produce energy (metabolism). After burning, the food becomes acid wastes, and the cells dump them into the bloodstream. Our body tries its best to get rid of these wastes through urination, respiration and perspiration. Unfortunately, most of our bodies cannot get rid of all the wastes as quickly as we wish. The major hindrances include our lifestyle (lack of rest and exercise), our diet (too many meats, processed foods, carbonated drinks and alcohol), and our polluted environment (with huge amounts of free radicals in the air and water) that destroys much of our healthy cells daily. If these wastes are not flushed out, they are stored somewhere in our body.
In order to stay alive, our blood and cells must always remain slightly alkaline. What happens when we have too much acid wastes? Well, the body does two things to stay alive. First, it can draw on the alkaline reserves stored in our body and the easiest would be to “steal” the calcium from our bones to neutralize the over-acid balance. Another way is for our internal buffering system to convert these acid wastes into solid wastes. You see, when these acid wastes are solidified, they can be parked away easily without affecting the pH of the rest of the body. These acid wastes can be stored in many places, including body fats. Increased fats production can be a result of increased acid waste demands for storage. So less acid wastes less fats needed! You are about to find out that it’s not fats that make you fat, it’s the acid! Drinking alkaline ionized water is the fastest and most efficient way to alkalize our body. We are meant to be alkaline on the inside of our bodies and that is the reason why our nutritionists and dietitians are nagging us to have “vegetables and fruits daily!” These are the alkaline foods that promote alkalinity in our bodies.
To find out more about this topic, you can read Gary Tunsky’s book “The Battle for Health is Over pH: Life and Death Hangs in the Balance”.