The human body comprises of various processes and systems which interlock to create a machine which works without any glitches. Unhealthy diets and the ecosystem have lead to the buildup of acids and acidic wastes in the body and various health problems. These consequences can be controlled and even reduced by following an alkaline diet plan for the following 7 benefits:
1. Weight loss
This is the biggest benefit of an alkaline diet. With the average western diet and lifestyle comprising of lots of acid-producing substances like dairy products and meats, and habits like smoking, alcohol and use of drugs, the body gets flooded with acid wastes.
Acids eat and deteriorate healthy muscle, organs and tissues. While fat cells protect organs from excess acids, excess body acids make fat cells defensively cling to organs. Once these excess acids are eliminated from the body, the fat cells are not needed and the body releases them from duty and induces weight loss.
An acid build-up leads to the body cells not receiving sufficient oxygen, which in turn slows down the cells’ overall functioning. Cells can die without sufficient oxygen; so remove acid build-up in the body by changing your diet and drinking alkaline water.
3. Alleviate allergies
Acidic environments overwork the immune system and stimulate it into a ‘response mode’ wherein the body develops heightened sensitivity to various things like chemicals, pollens, etc.
This is called allergies and the body expels excessive toxins and acidic wastes through soreness, excess mucus, swelling and eczema, which are all related to allergies. The removal of excess acids from the body leads to the disappearance of allergies and related systems.
4. Reduced chances of developing degenerative diseases
The build-up of acid wastes in the body is a leading cause for degenerative diseases including diabetes, kidney and liver disease, obesity, cardiovascular and neurological diseases, hormonal balances, premature aging and also most cancers. As degenerative diseases thrive in acidic environments, the removal of this environment prohibits them from multiplying or generating.
5. Slows down the aging process
The buildup of acid wastes and breakdown of bodily functions hastens the aging process. Too much of body toxins leads to acidosis which releases free radicals into the bloodstream, to attack and kill cell walls and membranes.
All this leads to poor eyesight, age spots, fatigue, bad memory, dysfunctional hormones and other premature aging signs. The removal of acids from the body using alkaline foods helps prevent further cell damage and reverses the breakdown process.
6. Reduce blood pressure
Excess acidity slows down the functioning of cells. The heart thus works harder to compensate for its sluggishness and this increases blood pressure. Moreover, high acidity levels lead to plaque build-up in the arteries.
This reduces the blood vessels’ diameter and increases blood pressure. So by removing acidity in your system through an alkaline diet, you improve your cell functioning and reduce your blood pressure.
7. Increased energy levels
Acid build up in the body lowers the body’s natural balancing systems as it leads to the leeching of the more alkaline minerals like calcium, phosphates and magnesium from the body’s bones, tissues and muscles.
Your blood thus finds it difficult maintaining alkaline levels for optimum body functioning. All this leads to a drop in body metabolism, sluggishness, fatigue and even osteoporosis. However energy levels are increased by restoring acid levels through proper diet and exercise.
By following an alkaline diet for its many benefits, your body is rid of accumulated acidic wastes, health is maintained and many diseases prevented.