Environmental pollution, bad eating habits, stress, fatigue, smoking, drinking and a sedentary lifestyle are negative factors that throw the body off balance and lead to metabolic disorders and the general acidification of the body.
The accumulation of acidic waste in the body’s internal environment – in the blood, interstitial fluid and lymph – results in acidosis or the disruption of pH balance.
Some of the common symptoms of metabolic acidosis include the following: Rapid and shallow breathing, confusion, fatigue, headache, sleepiness, lack of appetite, jaundice, increased heart rate.
Fruits and vegetables that are especially anti-inflammatory and help keep you in an alkaline state are raisins, citrus, dates and spinach.
You might think acidic produce, such as tomatoes or lemons, raise acidity, but they don’t; they promote alkalinity instead.
Your body maintains a healthy pH level regardless of what you eat.
An alkaline diet is a healthy way to eat and may relieve some stress on your bodily systems.