When we eat foods that are "acid-forming", they cause our blood to become acidic. Acidic blood means "thick blood", means "slow-moving" blood that reduces the effective function of carrying nutrients to every part of our body. Thick blood "hosts" a myriad of harmful organisms (bacteria, virus, parasites, yeast, etc.). Over time, it begins to clog up the detox organs and cause other health issues.
So what are acid-forming foods?
Some examples: Animal protein, dairy products, deep-fried foods, cooked foods, processed/refined foods, oily foods, medication, flour and sugar products, artificial food additives, soft drinks and alcohol. Plant proteins are also acid-forming but are more easily assimilated when compared to animal proteins.
When our blood is acidic, our body attempts to maintain homeostasis by "extracting" calcium from the bones to neutralize the acidity.
Our bones have the highest content of calcium, an alkaline mineral. Prolonged acidic condition will cause osteoporosis.
This is another good reason why you should be drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices regularly, to maintain blood alkalinity. Fresh fruits and vegetables are alkaline-forming foods. Overcooking them makes them acidic.
REDUCE intake of the acid-forming foods as listed above.
You may be eating all the "right foods" or even taking calcium supplements, but remember, they have to be accompanied by co-factors that help calcium absorption: magnesium, potassium and vitamin K. All these can be obtained from a glass of freshly extracted juice.
NOTE: Consume whole grains and calcium foods at different times. Whole grains contain a substance that binds with calcium and prevents its absorption. Take your calcium drink later in the day for best absorption and for a good night's sleep.
Here's a JUICE RECIPE that is high in calcium content and provides all the necessary minerals for bone health:
- 2 carrots
- 2 green apples
- 3-4 leaves of kale OR a bunch of spinach
- 1 cup of broccoli OR 1 rib celery
- 1/4 lemon