Tag: human body

Dec

23

Health Benefits Of Alkalizing Foods For People With Diabetes

Health Benefits: Alkalizing Foods For People With Diabetes I will be the first to admit that I never really knew of all the associated benefits of alkalizing the body, especially when it comes to eating and fueling our bodies in the correct way.  Well, that all changed about 4 years ago.  

If you think about it, everything that we consume and the toxins that we are exposed to all contribute to high levels of acidity in the body. Alkalizing the body is actually a key step to promoting overall health. There are many health benefits associated with higher alkaline levels in the body. Over time, acidity builds up in the body creating an imbalance. If you think about it, everything that we consume and the toxins that we are exposed to all contribute to high levels of acidity in the body. This can cause a number of negative health conditions. Arthritis, high blood pressure, fatigue, and sleeplessness are just a few of the symptoms that result from a pH imbalance in the human body.

Alkalizing is important because the cells in our bodies need to maintain their natural alkaline balance in order to stay healthy. The pH levels in our bodies are changed by the food we eat, the stress we endure, and even the water we drink. Our health suffers as a result. Most people have high acid levels and do not even realize it. Research has shown that there are many benefits when alkalizing the body. Your blood pressure will stay at healthier levels, you will have more energy, and your bone and digestive systems will function better.

The Importance Of An Alkaline Diet:

A diet high in alkalizing foods also means that one has more energy to tackle the daily stresses and less disease in many respects. On an Alkaline Diet you might just find that some of the things that have ailed you disappears overnight. Symptoms  like acid reflux, indigestion, IBS, allergies, hay fever, gout, arthritis, athletes foot, constipation and more can disappear literally overnight on this diet.

To get the best benefits out of alkalizing, there are things that you can do to get more alkaline into your body, and certain things that you should avoid.
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Feb

1

Lauric Acid And Coconut Oil:

Lauric Acid And Coconut OilOne of major components that we’ve switched out in our household is what we cook with – After researching several alternatives there was one that kept popping up, coconut and coconut oil and here’s why.

Lauric acid is representative of a class of biological molecules called fatty acids.  It is a white or colorless organic solid with needle-like crystals.  Coconut and palm kernel are the major sources of lauric acid.  It exhibits strong antimicrobial activity and thus is used by pharmaceutical companies that prepare antimicrobial drugs.  Lauric acid tends to irritate the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract.  Consult your physician to determine if lauric acid-based medications are safe for you.

Lauric Acid And Cooking:

Both palm oils and coconut oil, excellent sources of lauric acid, are acceptable for use in cooking.  The first type is widely used in commercial food production, because it is relatively inexpensive.  The second is prized for its sweet flavor and is often preferred for making particular types of seafood.  The use of these options varies by region.  In the United States and much of North America, for example, people rely more on vegetable oil, but many tropical countries still predominantly use coconut and palm versions.
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