Tag: pH level

Mar

28

Diabetes, Insulin Sensitivity And Apple Cider Vinegar

Diabetes, Insulin Sensitivity And Apple Cider VinegarOver the past year plus, I’ve incorporated apple cider vinegar into my diet and I absolutely  love it and here’s why!   Apple cider vinegar benefits are plentiful. Its wide-ranging uses include everything from curing hiccups to alleviating cold symptoms, and some people have turned to apple cider vinegar to help fight high blood sugars, heart problems, high cholesterol, and weight issues.  It’s effective for pretty much anything—your skin, your hair, your house, and even your pets can benefit from its qualities. Raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized, apple cider vinegar is so much more than a salad dressing!

Alkalize Your Body With Apple Cider Vinegar:

There’s that word again, Alkalize! Some alternative practitioners recommend using apple cider vinegar to restore a healthy alkaline/acid balance. The theory behind the alkaline diet is that our blood is slightly alkaline (with a normal pH level of between 7.35 and 7.45) and that our diet should reflect this pH level. A diet high in acid-producing foods leads to lack of energy, excessive mucous production, infections, anxiety, irritability, headache, sore throat, nasal and sinus congestion, allergic reactions, and increased risk of conditions such as arthritis and gout.

Despite being an acidic solution, apple cider vinegar has an alkalizing effect on the body. As such, one to two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in water as a daily health solution to help alkalize your body.

ACV For Heartburn:

Apple cider vinegar can also be very helpful in reducing gas and bloating. Just take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar diluted in water or tea before a meal. It can also help alleviate symptoms of heartburn. Take a dose as soon as you feel heartburn symptoms coming on.
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Nov

3

Dangers Of Sodium Benzoate

Dangers Of Sodium BenzoateNow we should all be aware by now that salt should probably be avoided when it comes to sitting down for a meal. The next time you have the urge to grab that shaker on the kitchen table, think about this. Sodium Benzoate is a sodium salt that occurring naturally in some foods, but is also widely used as a chemical preservative.  It is used mainly as a food preservative, but is also found in cosmetics, dyes, pharmaceuticals, industrial settings.  Sodium Benzoate is a common ingredient in highly processed foods such as carbonated sodas, vinegar, fruit juices; in mixed ingredients like salad dressings; and to stop the fermentation process in wines.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Health Protection Branch in Canada (HPB) report that in low doses it is safe for consumption, although when combined with ascorbic acid it forms the chemical benzene, a suspected carcinogen.

Sodium Benzoate In Food:

Sodium Benzoate preserves food by having anti-fungal properties, protecting foods from invasion by fungi that cause food to spoil and potentially make you sick.  Sodium Benzoate works by entering the individual cells in the food and balancing its pH level, increasing the overall acidity of the food. By lowering the intracellular pH of certain foods, sodium Benzoate creates an environment in which fungi cannot grow and spread.

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