The constant consumption of highly acidic food will, over time, rob you of health
Fish and shellfish do not have the tough, fibrous protein found in red meat. As a result, the stomach produces less hydrochloric acid to digest these foods than is necessary for the breakdown of red meat.
Fish such as salmon, mackerel, trout, and tuna also contain anti-inflammatory polyunsaturated oils rather than the inflammatory saturated fats found in red meat and dairy products.
However, despite their benefits, because of the accumulation of mercury, they should not be eaten more than twice a week. In addition, mercury free fish or algae based omega-3 oils can be taken as a supplement for daily use.
Most people eat seeds and nuts salted, fried in oil, or coated with sugar. These are popular snack foods while watching TV or movies, sitting in airplanes, or socializing in cocktail lounges.
Instead of partaking of these processed snacks, bring your own raw organic seeds and nuts as highly nutritious, low-acid alternatives.
If you have an overly acidic constitution, the constant consumption of highly acidic food will, over time, rob you of your energy and vitality, reduce your mental clarity, and even dampen your optimism and enthusiasm for life. You may experience a slowdown in your ability to recover from illness, surgery, and strenuous physical activities.
How consuming highly acidic food is making you sick.
The overconsumption of acidic foods can also cause you to become more prone to infections, runny noses, and allergic reactions. You may also notice an increase in aches and pains.
I have had many overly acidic patients tell that drinking a glass of orange juice triggered heartburn, drinking multiple cups of coffee caused bladder discomfort, and eating dairy products triggered nasal congestion.
(If you want to look at low acid alternatives to your coffee and other high acid beverages, you can download my free report on healthy alkaline substitutes for acidic foods here for a limited time.)
As you look at the list of common foods and beverages you will probably be surprised at how many of these foods are highly acidic. Examples of the various acids contained within our daily fare include acetic acid, which gives vinegar its tartness, and citric acid, found in oranges, lemons, and limes.
Carbonated soft drinks bubble because they are Infused with carbon dioxide, a highly acidic substance that is actually a waste product of our own metabolism. And for tea drinkers, the major component of tea is tannic acid. So a safe alternative is to drink herbal teas which come in a variety of flavors and actually support our health.
So give some of these teas a try. You may actually find a few you will enjoy!
A sampler of teas from healthful mint to sweet cinnamon and calming camomile. Or if you are more adventurous and want to explore the world of teas here is a sampler pack with 20 different varieties. I actually have tried some of these and usually share with a friend because that way I can find out which ones I love and which I do not care for. If you want to try creating your own blends I suggest this book which teaches you how to create your own teas!
Which ever way you choose I hope you have fun at this!
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