Acid-Base Balance

Are you full of energy, in great health, have an altogether positive outlook and enjoy life? Congratulations! That means you’re part of only 10% percent of the population. For most people it’s the opposite: they feel exhausted, are stressed and feel burned out. Many complain of such symptoms as difficulty concentrating, headaches, tension, joint pain, constipation, heartburn, skin impurities, cellulite or obesity – the list is long. All those things have a significant detrimental impact on your overall well-being – and are signs of an acid-base imbalance. All the physical warning signs listed above are an indication that you need to do something to restore that balance.

Nutrition plays a significant role here. For many of us our actual everyday diet is high in calories and acid-forming foods. Excess acid occurs first and foremost when you eat too many acid-forming foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products, and not enough fruit and vegetables. Added to this, alcohol and nicotine can further fuel an excess of acid. Another crucial factor is lifestyle – because a lack of exercise and constant stress also contribute to excess acidity.

A good acid-base balance is vital for the most important metabolic processes. Hyperacidity prevents fat from being broken down and burned off – which means, among other things, that an overly acidic diet slowly but steadily leads to weight gain. This is because, when fat is broken down, it produces large quantities of acids that have to be removed by basic minerals (magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium and iron). But if these basic minerals are not present in sufficient quantities, the breakdown of fat is restricted. 

To lose weight successfully, you need to keep an eye on your acid-base balance, in other words, make sure you eat in such a way that you not only get all the nutrients you need, but also in balanced ratios. If you do, you’ll keep your fat-burning capacity active.

One Apple A Day …

… easy steps to improve your immune system and well-being! We all know the old proverb “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Apples are nutrient-rich, known to lower uric acid as well as cholesterol. Especially older varieties of apples are rich in polyphenols, which counteract free radicals. Meaning, the naturally occurring flavonoids (phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables) carry out antioxidant action.Therefore, Metabolic Balance applies these impressive health benefits – we eat one apple a day – that’s one of our strategies of success. Join us!If you have a Metabolic Balance Nutrition Plan – put it to good use! Re-balance your metabolism now. If you do not have a plan yet, get in contact with us – or one of our certified coaches. We are looking forward hearing from you!

Regulate Your Acid-Alkaline Balance!

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Did you know how important our acid-alkaline balance (ph-balance) is for our metabolism? Our western diet (often with too little fresh food, too much coffee and alcohol) and lifestyle (too little exercise) is generally very acidic. If the equilibrium of the acid-alkaline balance is too acidic then our metabolism also goes out of balance. An over-acidified metabolism breaks down less fat, is much slower and draws valuable minerals from bones and cartilage to neutralize acids. This can accelerate degenerative joint diseases such as rheumatism and osteoarthritis. We cannot assess from the flavor of foods which foods are acidic for the body. For example, lemon, which is sour, has a nice alkalizing effect on the body, whereas chocolate, which is sweet, has an acidic effect. 

If you want to know if your body is too acidic, you can buy urine test strips at the pharmacy and simply test your acid-base levels daily. These may be ideal to check in which state your acid-alkaline balance before and while on your personal Metabolic Balance nutrition plan. You can also support your body with regular alkaline baths and alkaline body-lotions and creams.

30 Reasons for Healthy Nutrition:  Harmonizing the Acid-Alkaline Balance

 

 

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Due to today’s way of life and nutrition, the body has to struggle with a constant acidity.  Too many acid-forming foods do not only upset the balance, but also increase the susceptibility to disease. As early as 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his knowledge that no disease can survive in an alkaline environment – not even cancer.