Ph Balance And Energy Levels
I recently found an article in Valerie Waugaman's blog regarding dietetic ph balance and body alkalinity. The basic promise is that the body is slightly alkaline, yet there are foods that can raise acidity levels. And as I'm searching for foods that could do so, surprise, surprise, protein, meat can do that (along with other foods, which I happen to eat a lot such as blueberries and oats.)
Now, according to her blog, as well as other online articles I've found, elevated acidity levels can cause several symptoms, fatigue being one of them.
This is a quote of what Waugaman's says in her blog (http://fuel4life.com/ph-balance-and-your-energy-levels/)
As an athlete on a high protein diet, one of the side effects for me was that I started to experience difficulty sleeping. This was creating huge problems for me managing my energy levels. After some research, I learned that the high protein diet was highly acidic and I needed to add alkaline foods to balance my pH levels. The Acid Alkaline Diet proved to be an excellent resource. It gave me the information to understand what pH levels were all about and gave me great recipes that are now part of my every day life. I can honestly say that it changed my life. Highly recommended!
Anyways, take this with a grain of salt. I've never heard, or read about this; Most modern doctors do not believe in it, and it's more in the realm of holistic nutritionists.
I, for one, am gonna give it a try... in the sense that I'll eat more brocolli, nix rye and eat a bit less oatmeal. :tongue3:
These are lists of foods that can raise both acidity or alkalinity:
And these are some recipes to bring alkalinity levels back to normal: