5 Raw Cacao Benefits + Delicious Chocolate Recipes
Chocolate cake, chocolate brownies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate energy balls, chocolate bars. Chocolate comes in a variety of forms. Each one more delicious – and more unhealthy – than the last.
Would you believe us if we told you that the original chocolate bean is actually incredibly beneficial to your health? That it can actually improve your attitude?
WHAT IS THIS – HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY CLASS? Back to High School we go to refresh on alkaline vs acidic! It’s a lesson in pH, and how important the pH of your food is to maintaining a balanced system and a healthy diet.
So what does “pH” really refer to?
Have you ever had a doctor tell you that a particular ailment or sickness is due to your pH being out of whack?
Philip J Tuso, MD, Mohamed H Ismail, MD, […], and Carole Bartolotto, MA, RD
Additional article information
The objective of this article is to present to physicians an update on plant-based diets. Concerns about the rising cost of health care are being voiced nationwide, even as unhealthy lifestyles are contributing to the spread of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. For these reasons, physicians looking for cost-effective interventions to improve health outcomes are becoming more involved in helping their patients adopt healthier lifestyles.
It is not what we eat but, what we digest and how we assimilate it.
Food combining has been increasing in its awareness in the last decade. It is recognized that our stomach digests foods at different rates and by using different enzymes. If we desire to have optimum health and wellness, we must know the importance of maintaining a properly “balanced diet” in relation to the acid/alkaline diet.
What is pH?
Balancing the pH in your body is key to maintaining good health. The pH is a measurement of the acid-alkaline ratio in the body and when this ratio is out of balance, many health issues may arise. A neutral pH is 7, below 7 is moving to the acidic side while above 7 is alkaline.
A body that is acidic allows many disease processes to take hold and thrive.
One of the most important discoveries in medicine has been the understanding of the importance of the pH balance within our bodies.
Balancing your bodies pH can lead to better health, increased vitality, improved immunity and deceleration of the aging process. Our bodies are always striving for peak performance and optimal health depending on the body’s ability to maintain balance. There are several buffer systems that help to keep our body’s pH within the ideal range.
Written by Deanna M. Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS; Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, FACN
Deanna M. Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, is the Director of Information Integration and Innovation at Metagenics, Inc, and a clinical nutritionist at the Functional Medicine Research Center in Gig Harbor, Wash. Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, FACN, serves as the chief science officer of Metagenics, Inc, and is president of the MetaProteomics Nutrigenomics Research Center.
One teaspoon of pHresh greens® raw alkalizing superfood green powder is equivalent to 3 – 4 servings of vegetables
pHresh greens® raw alkalizing superfood is combination of 16 raw green ingredients that were chosen for their highly alkalizing properties.
pHresh greens® raw alkalizing superfood may help to restore ph balance.*
pHresh greens® raw alkalizing superfood may help to strengthen your immune system.*
Over the past two decades, green powders have become quite common among millions of people all over the world. This is because people are starting to appreciate the health benefits of using such a product. One thing that you need to know is that excess acidity in the body is very hazardous to your health. This is why alkaline green powder supplements that can help neutralize excess acids are so important.
Do you feel like you’re doing the right things (eat healthy + exercise) but the number on the scale won’t budge? Too much acid in your body might be the reason!
Don’t worry you don’t need to be a biochemist to balance your body’s pH. The pH scale is like a tug-of-war in your body. On one side there is the acid team and on the other side is the alkaline team.
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