Cancer breeds in an acidic environment. On the other hand, it does not grow in an alkaline one. All the more reason to pay attention to what foods you eat. For a quick assessment, you can get pH strips to test the level of acid in your body. It is super easy. Of course, the best way to balance your pH level is through food. However, I also suggest Alkalife which are pH drops you can put in your water to boost your alkaline levels.
A sampling of acidic foods you may want to limit or avoid altogether include beef, chicken, veal, pork, eggs, hard cheese, general dairy, white bread, pistachios, artificial sweeteners, chocolate, soy sauce, vinegar, beer, coffee, and, liquor.
Yep! That’s right folks! Meat, dairy, and sugar are huge acidic culprits!
On the other hand, high doses of alkaline foods that you can eat a lot of and your body will love you for it include alfalfa grass, barley grass, soy sprouts, sprouted chia seeds, wheat grass, summer black radish, avocado, fresh cucumber, soy nuts, and really anything that is leafy and green.
For me, cutting chocolate, cheese, and coffee completely out is serious business. They are my three loves. However, I do think it is good to pay close attention to those acidic choices and how often you are choosing them. Keeping a food journal could be helpful and a great way to become more conscious of your dietary choices.
For more information and education on how to live an alkaline life, check out “The Alkaline Sisters” at www.alkalinesisters.com They provide a wealth of knowledge and support with great recipes and resources. You can also access their alkaline food chart here: http://www.alkalinesisters.com/alkaline-food-chart/ It is awesome!