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How to Get Rid of Too Much Acid in the Body

When the acid-alkaline levels are out of balance in your body, a high level of acidic fluids can be produced, leading to health problems. According to EveryDiet.org, eating an alkaline diet can restore a healthy balance. The body will first begin to detox its acidic environment, then an alkaline effect will take place and the body can begin to heal itself. Alkaline foods need to comprise 75 to 80 percent of your diet in order to reduce acidity in your body. Testing your pH balance is an integral part of this process; please see your doctor if for any concerns or questions.

Step 1

Drink a glass of fresh vegetable juice in the morning. Make a breakfast of sliced grapefruit, toasted spelt bagel and some almonds. Do not use cream cheese on your bagel, as cheese causes acidity, but instead opt for hummus spread if needed.

Step 2

Drink plenty of water through out the day. Avoid drinks such as alcohol, coffee and soda.

Step 3

Make a barley vegetable soup for lunch. Use vegetables such as broccoli or cauliflower and vegetable broth as the base. In his book, "Naturally There's Always Hope," Neil McKinney writes that an increase in fruits and vegetables is necessary, as well as a reduction in carbohydrates. Eggs, honey, peanuts, cashews and soy sauce should also be avoided.

Step 4

Cook lentils in olive oil and garlic for dinner. Accompany this with cooked whole grains, such as brown rice. Make a salad that includes fresh, sliced avocados and lettuce. Sprinkle fresh lemon juice and sesame seeds on top, along with any non-dairy salad dressing you would like. McKinney writes that in order for the body to alkalize, you need to avoid excess protein intake, especially red meat.

Items you will need

  • Fresh vegetable juice
  • Almonds
  • Grapefruit
  • Spelt bagel or toast
  • Hummus
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Barley
  • Vegetable broth
  • Lentils
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Brown rice
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Lemon
  • Non-dairy salad dressing
  • Sesame seeds

Tip

  • Reducing the amount of stress in your life is also important. Make your meals at home using fresh ingredients as much as possible, which means also avoiding fast foods, microwavable foods and canned foods.

Warning

  • Symptoms of too much acidity include headaches, clammy hands, neck and shoulder pain, skin rashes and nasal mucus. Check with your doctor for an accurate diagnosis and for the best diet and treatment plan to help support your health.

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