There is a lot to be found on the Internet about nutrition and its effect on the acid-base balance of our body.
In Module 4 of the YPSI-Trainer A-License, I only briefly address this topic. The reason: Diet is simply not potent enough to lower the pH value by any relevant amount – ie to have a relevant negative impact.
What lowers the pH value are primarily stress and sport. A cup of coffee or a piece of meat are indeed metabolized acidic. However, the acidic load is very low compared to a long day at work or an hour of exercise.
However, an appropriate diet can have a positive effect and increase the pH value. In particular, high stores of minerals such as magnesium and potassium increase the body's potential to keep pH levels at an optimal level, since minerals are necessary to buffer acid.
As a healthy person, a balanced diet with lots of green vegetables is crucial with regard to the pH value.
The body has certain regulatory mechanisms - primarily alkaline minerals - to keep the pH in the body as constant as possible - which is crucial for us.
Your pH value drops overnight, since this is the time when the main work of the liver, the hepatic biotransformation, which requires an acidic environment, takes place. For a high energy level and an optimal metabolism, it is crucial to raise the pH value again as quickly as possible in the morning. A glass of water with a quarter teaspoon of Himalayan salt and a dash of lime juice is ideal for this.
"Your energy level determines 75% of your success."
This quote is framed in my office because I am convinced of its importance. As a logical consequence, one of the first things we recommend to our customers in the YPSI is to increase their energy levels. Do you have a low energy level in the morning? This is a sign of suboptimal pH. When you wake up, drink a glass of still water with a dash of lime juice to bring your pH back up to optimum levels so that all of the energy-producing enzymes can work at their best.
The lime tastes sour, but is metabolized as a base and thus raises the pH value.
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Conclusion: Stress management, a full mineral store and lots of vegetables are crucial for an optimal acid-base balance.