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Let’s talk about WHY I have acid reflux for a moment. Before last week, I ate foods that I now know are breaking down and hurting my body’s ability to naturally defend against illness and other medical problems.
Take a moment and visit this link. It discusses why maintaining an alkaline (non-acidic) diet is important for helping you with acid reflux and GERD.
After all of my research and study over the last week, it all just makes sense.
From what I’ve read, to maintain an average pH level of 7.2 (pH? See links above) which is what your body tries to maintain, you will need a 75% alkaline diet and 25% acidic. When I looked at alkaline foods compared to acidic foods, I’ve come to the conclusion that the American diet consists of at least 90% acidic!
Here are some of the foods and drinks from the acidic side of the pH scale (less than 7.0 pH):
Canned or Glazed Fruits
ACIDIFYING GRAINS, GRAIN PRODUCTS
Hemp Seed Flour
ACIDIFYING BEANS & LEGUMES
ACIDIFYING NUTS & BUTTERS
ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN
ACIDIFYING FATS & OILS
Hemp Seed Oil
ACIDIFYING OTHER FOODS
ACIDIFYING DRUGS & CHEMICALS
ACIDIFYING JUNK FOOD
Beer: pH 2.5
Coca-Cola: pH 2
Coffee: pH 4
** These foods leave an alkaline ash but have an acidifying effect on the body.
This list goes on and on. After looking at this list, do you see the problem? Did you know your tap water is most likely acidic? Even if you filter it with Pur or Brita water filters? If you don’t believe me, head to Wal-Mart’s pharmacy department and ask them for some litmus testing strips to test pH. Our water here in Cedar City measures 6.0 pH before and after Pur water filtering.
There’s TONS of resources out there if you do some quick searches on google.