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Your body naturally responds to excess acid by forming fat cells (in order to protect your internal organs from acidic damage). Other noticeable side effects of an acidic stomach environment include: acid reflux, yeast infections, skin problems, the cold cold, and headaches.
Some foods known to cause acidic environments: coffee, soda, alcohol, pasteurized dairy, refined sugars and excess meat/protein
Misconception: If I eat a food that is acidic, (has a low pH value & tastes sour) then it will cause an acidic reaction in my body.
Truth: This is where biochemistry comes into play. Not necessarily. It’s all about the chemical reaction that takes place in your body AFTER you digest it. You’d think that citric fruits with low pH values (lemons, oranges, and so on) would create an acidic environment in the digestive process. But actually, when you eat citric fruits, it causes a neutralizing, alkalinizing reaction since Na+, Ca+ and K+ ions are present.
The takeaway— Paying attention to how your body reacts to certain foods will make a powerful tool against unwanted chemical reactions. Foods that promote alkalinity counteract the uncomfortable and unhealthy effects of acid forming foods... think citrus fruits, veggies, soybeans, organic and grass-fed fairy products & nuts
Start fresh this week & limit your intake of processed foods as much as possible to avoid these dire consequences. Your body will thank you later!