4 Signs Your Body is Too Acidic and How to Fix it!
Acidity cannot be measured as simple as your temperature and contrary to popular belief it doesn’t involve taking a drop of blood on a pH strip. If you want to find out the level of acidity you need to monitor how your body operates and if there’s something abnormal about it.
The pH scale goes from 0 to 14 and the lower the number, the higher the level of acidity. The perfect balance is right in between at 7. Your body thrives to maintain this level because it’s the best environment for the proper functioning of all your organs and systems. However, this balance is hard to achieve and it often gets disrupted into a lower level, turning your body into acidic, which can have a detrimental effect on your overall health.
Signs Your Body Is Too Acidic:
1. Bone Weakness
Your body is incredibly smart and efficient. When faced with too much acid, it’s going to find alkali from somewhere and that somewhere isn’t a place you want nutrients pulled from – your bones.
At first, you might not notice anything. But as your body continues to pull nutrients – like calcium – from your bones in an attempt to fight high acidity, you’re going to wind up with weak bones, characterized by easy fracturing and a high risk of osteoporosis.
2. Excess Weight
Having too much acid in your body causes it to produce more insulin and therefore, store more fat.
Your body’s detox systems are unable to deal with the overwhelming amount of acid in your body and pushes it back into your fat tissues, where it clings to cells.
Further, your metabolism – which relies on proper alkaline levels – has a hard time functioning properly, which stops your body from burning calories. So if you’ve noticed that you’re having a hard time losing weight, that’s a good indicator that your body has way more acid than it can deal with.
3. Tooth Sensitivity
In 2015, a study was published in the International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications that linked high body acidity to a decrease in tooth enamel strength.
If you notice that you suffer from cavities or can’t eat cold or hot foods without your teeth erupting in pain, that could be a sign that you’re suffering from acid-related enamel degradation.
4. Sleep Problems
This last sign is an indicator of just how common high acidity in the human body really is. Polls have consistently shown that Americans are among the most sleep-deprived people in the world. There’s a good chance that body acidity is to blame.
Remember how your body pulls calcium from your bones in an effort to battle acidity? Well, when your calcium levels deplete, you’ll suffer from insomnia, according to the Human Nutrition Research Center in North Dakota.
How to Correct High Acidity:
One very popular method of battling acidity is an alkaline diet. Here’s what you should eat plenty of to maintain an alkaline diet: Kale; Broccoli; Cucumber; Spinach; Arugula; Collards; Zucchini; Soybeans; Tofu; Nuts; Seeds; Legumes; Raisins.
Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar
All you need to do is take one third a teaspoon of baking soda and mix it thoroughly with 2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar. You’ll notice that the mixture is very fizzy. Wait until it stops fizzing and add 8 ounces of water. Then, drink the mixture in one sitting. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.