On Tuesday I participated in a Twitter chat with Pascoe Canada. We talked about pH balance, alkalizing foods, acidity, mental health, stress, and more. I thought I’d highlight a few of the questions and answers that came up during our chat. I found them helpful and so I wanted to share!
What do you know about alkalizing foods?
Alkalizing foods maintain the body’s pH balance! They include fruit, veggies, legumes and nuts.
How can you tell if you are acidic?
Collect urine and do a dip test with the pH strips.
True or False: Soda Pop is high in acidity?
True. Sugar in general is very high in acidity, and can be balanced with water and alkalizing foods.
What are four things that can increase your acidity?
Stress, lack of sleep, eating high acid foods, lack of/too much exercise.
Which of these foods is not an alkalizer: almonds, broccoli or red meat?
True or False: Alkalizing foods aid in the development and maintenance of bones.
True. Alkalizing foods contain calcium which helps build bones.
Why are minerals important?
Minerals are important in keeping muscles, bones and cells in healthy condition and also help the body maintain its acid balance.
Can your body produce minerals?
Minerals are inorganic compounds that your body is unable to manufacture.
True or False: A balanced pH balance can lead to chronic fatigue and weight gain?
False. Hyperacidity lead to chronic fatigue and weight gain.
True or False: Stress can upset your pH balance.
True. Stress can affect your pH balance and is a time in which you should increase your alkaline intake.
Trying out Pascoe Canada’s BASENTABS over the last few months has helped me become more aware of my body and how the things I do affect my overall pH balance. I had no idea how much stress, sleep and diet could affect my body’s acidity. Taking the tablets was a small part of my learning experience and really helped me explore the things that affect what it going on inside me. I believe that taking the BASENTABS, along with making some small changes in my life has really helped to keep me in check and improve my overall balance. A few of the things that I’ve been trying to do include: add more leafy greens (like kale) to my salads and smoothies, get to bed earlier and put the phone away to remove any distractions, snack on more fruit and veggies vs. Halloween candy 😉 and give my body the rest it needs. I have remained pretty lax about exercise since the marathon and I think it’s been good for me. My body was under a lot of stress for a while so in an effort to reduce that, I took a bit of a time out to do other things.
I am excited for this season of training and will make a strong effort to continue eating and living in a way that keeps my pH balance in check. Thanks to Pascoe Canada for opening my eyes to the importance of balance and body acidity!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Pascoe Canada. All opinions are my own. Thank you for your support!