Alkaline diets have been talked about so much recently, and they seem to be the new wellbeing and health ‘hype’. However, we are and have always been interested in the pH of our bodies – we all learned about the pH system in science classes, didn’t we?
We have done extensive research into alkalinity and how green powders can affect our bodies’ pH, even before the trend came in.
A large number of trends tend to come and go in the fitness and wellbeing market, we believe this one has reason to stick around, and this article is here to tell you why you should start thinking about your body’s pH.
Why is body pH an issue?
Your body’s pH value is important. To explain this, we are going to dive right back into science class briefly. pH is a measure of acidity or alkalinity – below seven is acidic, above is alkaline, and pH 7 is neutral.
Your blood should always be slightly alkaline, and it’s vital that it stays in this state, for life to be sustained. If the blood’s pH levels change too much, it can be a sign that you have a serious health condition. If your body’s pH gets too acidic, or on the other hand too alkaline, you could have one of these conditions (1):
- Heart, Lung or Kidney disease
In addition to this, a highly acidic body pH can be said to even be linked to cancer. Alkaline diets are usually recommended for those who are going through cancer, as well as those that have recovered and want to ensure they don’t get ill again.
Can diet affect the pH of the body and blood?
Alkaline diets are said to be beneficial because of the improvements in health they are supposed to bring you. A lot of reputable sources believe that you can change the pH of your body and blood by eating a strictly alkaline diet. It can definitely be said that eating a highly acidic diet makes your body work harder to return to its original and balanced alkaline pH.
When we eat acidic foods, our bodies have to work extra hard to rebalance our pH – this can take its toll and make our bodies more susceptible to illnesses. If you consume alkaline foods and water, you are essentially working in conjunction with your body (3).
However, there are also a large number of sources that believe something as simple as diet can’t alter your body’s pH – because it is regulated by your bodily functions and the internal system your body has to keep everything in balance. So maybe you need to put it to the test – decide for yourself.
Even if these more skeptical sources are correct, a fully alkaline diet still aids bodily health and wellbeing, and they definitely can’t deny that. If you adopt a fully alkaline diet, it means you will be cutting down or cutting out meat, swapping fatty foods, sugar, and alcohol for fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
You are increasing your potassium intake and decreasing your sodium intake. Clearly, if you have a healthier diet and make a swap like this, you will reap health benefits. Having an alkaline and plant-based diet like this will help to manage blood pressure, will increase the health of your heart and help your immune system to remain strong (2).
Therefore, even if an alkaline diet can’t affect your body and blood’s pH, it can lead to a healthier lifestyle that brings about other health benefits.
Alkaline versus Acidic foods
If you are looking at adopting more of an alkaline diet, you will need to know the type of foods you should be consuming and those you should be staying well clear of. These foods are acidic and should be avoided (4):
- Dairy products
- Any Processed foods
- Fresh meats and processed meats
- Sweetened beverages, caffeine, and alcohol
These foods are alkaline and should be consumed (5):
- Vegetables and Sprouts
- Nuts and Seeds
- Fresh fruits – avocado, grapefruit, papaya
- Green leafy salad
Benefits of green powders on alkaline pH
The large majority of ingredients in Super Greens powders are alkaline foods. When all of the ingredients are put together and made into a powder, it essentially becomes a big energy boost of alkaline food – which benefits your pH levels.
None of the ingredients in Green superfood powders should be acidic, because they are aiming to aid the body’s tightly balanced system, not hinder it.
When you take a look at the ingredients for the majority of Super Greens powders, even though they vary, they all contain similar ingredients like (5):
- Grasses: wheatgrass and barley grass
- Vegetables: broccoli, spinach, kale
- Others: some of the most alkaline minerals (magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, manganese & zinc)
In addition to containing all of these alkaline ingredients, Super Greens powders are also rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that occur naturally in the plants used. Due to being in powder form, you are consuming extracts of all ingredients, therefore you are staying clear of consuming the acidic sugar produced in your body if you were perhaps consuming these foods raw.
SuperGreen TONIK – Rejuvenating your body
Within the Super Green TONIK powder, we showcase all alkaline ingredients – so if you are consuming an only alkaline diet, you can use our Super Greens powder without having to worry.
Super Green TONIK is formulated to work with your body to improve your wellbeing and bring about health benefits, hence the reason we have made sure there’s no acidity in there, trying to trouble your body’s central system.
In addition to helping your body and mind into a state of clarity, high performance and providing an energy boost, Super Green TONIK can help with your alkalinity goals.