An Acid-Alkaline balance is vital in preventing inflammation and aging and maintaining a healthy body and mind. Without it, you are setting yourself up for a host of issues, from frequent colds to low energy to issues in every major body system.

How Does Acid-Alkaline Balance Work?

Each food, when metabolized in the body, breaks down into acid or alkaline elements. The body is happiest when it is slightly alkaline, with the blood pH at 7.41. (A pH of 7.0 is neutral, while above is more alkaline and below more acidic). 

Why Does pH Matter?

Chronic acidic blood pH levels can lead to serious health problems such as low energy, unwanted weight gain, poor athletic performance, and accelerated aging. Other problems can occur with the lymph, neurologic, and cardiovascular systems in addition to these issues. An acid environment around the cells also a build-up of waste products that clog the lymph system, making it difficult for the body to move out the waste products, which sets the stage for disease. 

The Role Of Excess Mucus

Mucus production is related to acid-forming foods. While we need some mucus for body function, a diet too high in acid-forming foods will produce excessive mucus, which can be the medium conducive for the growth of bacteria, yeast, and viruses. Protecting our body from viral invasion and infection is extra essential now. 

Your body will try to eliminate the excess mucus and acid elements through colds, sinus problems, or skin rashes, which are often mistakenly seen as the illness itself rather than symptoms the body’s attempt to heal. The real problem lies more with your diet.

Colds and infections, and even some chronic degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, hypertension, and cardiovascular issues, will diminish as we move towards a more alk