Cancer thrives in acidic environment and cannot survive in alkaline environment. Cancer cells produce Lactic acid making your body more acidic. Taking action to make your body more alkaline is vital in the battle against cancer.
Eating acidic food highly imbalances the pH (measure of acidity and alkaline) level in our body. A self balancing mechanism is present in our body which brings back the pH level back to normal. The body does this by releasing alkaline minerals like calcium, phosphorous and magnesium into our blood. Not having enough alkaline food in our daily diet forces the body to extract minerals from bones and other organs which might cause our immune system to weaken.
Factors that help in maintaining alkalinity of the body:
- Green leafy vegetables, free from pesticides or other chemical contaminants helps to sustain the body's pH level on a daily basis.
- Protein intake should be kept at a minimum level. Items like refined sugar, flour, meat etc add to the acid level in the body.
- Exercising daily flushes
out the unwanted, harmful acid formations in the body and keeps it fit and
healthy for a better cancer fighting platform.
- High potassium
containing food like banana, honey, lemons should be incorporated in the
diet too. Vitamin D containing food items is seen to be effective too.
- Drinking lots of water is very effective. It flushes out the waste and refreshes the system. It is often advised to consume water equivalent to 50% of the body weight!
- Lime water flushes out the excess acid from the body and helps to create a alkaline forming state. Taking lemon juice with raw honey and warm water is an effective way.
- Taking one or two teaspoons of baking soda(sodium bicarbonate) mixed with water is an effective way but people having edema or hypertension should avoid this.
Factors to be avoided:
- Aerated drinks
- Pickled products
- Stress or tension
Advantages of having an alkaline diet:
- Immunity Boosting: Boosts your immune system up to 85% makes you less vulnerable to diseases like cold, flu virus and also headache.
- Restful Sleep: Helps you sleep better.
- Energy efficiency: Gives you more physical energy.
- Yeast prevention: Does not promote the growth of infections or yeast.
- Cancer Preventing: An alkaline body not only
prevents cancer but also stops the cancer cells from multiplying and decrease
the tumor growth rate.
However there are certain disadvantages too as some of the acidic food items contain fatty acids which are required for the development of the body.