Women’s Health: 3 Things to Eat That Will Balance Your pH

Acidic foods are easy to eat and rather hard to workaround if you’re trying to increase your intake of alkaline foods. For women, an alkaline diet is critical to strong bones, a healthy gut, and hearty kidneys. While it’s possible to get too many alkaline foods in your diet, staying balanced is actually simple.

Focus on Greens

Spinach, kale, and avocadoes are all terrific food choices for those trying to eat a more alkaline diet. Additionally, these foods are easy to consume raw. Baby spinach makes a great salad green, and kale can be a delicious salad green if chopped small or cut into ribbons. Avocadoes, fresh and raw, can be a wonderful addition to smoothies or just eaten on a piece of whole-grain bread.

Other foods that are high in alkalinity include

  • garlic
  • bell peppers
  • broccoli and
  • cucumbers

Oil and vinegar dressings may add some acidity to any salad you make with the vegetables listed above, but dairy-based foods will add more acidity to your salad choices. If possible, try to include lemon juice in your salad dressings; it is alkaline despite being a citrus product.

Soy Products

Meat, particularly red meat is a major contributor to acidity in your diet. If you already eat a vegetarian diet, adding soy will not increase your alkalinity. However, if you can replace meat with a soy product to lower your acid exposure, you will enjoy food that’s easier on your kidneys and digestive tract.

Of course, many who struggle with anemia feel much better when they keep up a regular intake of red meat. Vegetarian options can certainly be enjoyed as a part-time practice. Another option is to break away from the idea that your plate needs to have three sections, featuring

  • vegetable
  • starch
  • protein

in equal portions. If you need meat, enjoy meat, just make it 1/4 of your plate. Put starch in another quarter and make the other half of the plate vegetables, preferably raw.

Focus on Cleansing with Berries

Your cleansing organs are your

  • kidneys
  • liver
  • gut

A diet that protects your kidneys will also provide you with plenty of fiber, which is great for your gut. Blueberries are wonderful for your liver and your kidneys. A diet rich in color and raw veggies can protect most of your cleansing organs and lower your pH, fiber, and kidney worries.

If you currently struggle with kidney issues and take supplements for UTI infections, take a look at your caffeine intake. Avoid dark sodas and do your best to cut down on your salt intake.

Consider the Time of Day

One of the big challenges for anyone who’s concerned about pH, kidney health, and overall well-being is the need for caffeine in the morning. If at all possible, try to change up your morning routine enough to either drink water with lemon before you have coffee or to have a green drink early in the day.

Coffee and caffeinated teas get a lot of us moving in the morning, but they’re highly acidic products that can be hard on your stomach, your teeth, and your pH levels. By starting with a wheatgrass product or some other green drink, you can protect your pH level before you have a cup of coffee or tea.

When you build a habit of eating raw greens, staying away from processed foods, and avoiding soda, you can easily alter the pH of your food intake. This change can impact your kidneys, liver, and gut immediately and support bone health long term.

By Erica Buteau

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