Okay Lovers, I want us to consider our stomach acid levels and just how important these levels truly are to our well being.
Our stomach acid assists us to break down our foods properly especially proteins. The hydrochloric acid becomes activated when we begin to see or smell food. It starts with our outer senses as the body begins to prepare for the intake of food. The hcl assists to break down the protein you ingest into amino acids thus feeding the body on a cellular level.
If this is not occurring you may experience the following:
- weight gain
- auto immune diseases
- digestive disorders
- hair loss
- dry skin and brittle hair
- unhealthy bowel movements
Stomach Acid assists our pancreas and small intestine to create digestive enzymes. This is so crucial for without our enzyme reserves we are not fully assimilating our foods. And because our foods are lacking in enzymes whether raw or cooked b/c of depleted soil reserves supplementing with enzymes is a great idea! This acid also kills of pathogens and parasites. If our stomach is too alkaline it creates an environment for yeast, mold and fungus to thrive.
Simple and inexpensive ways to increase your hcl levels are below:
- Consume atleast 1 green smoothie per day.
- Consume Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Water (sip through out the day)
- Eat Cultured Vegetables with Meals
- When Juicing incorporate fresh pressed ginger root into your juice.
- Eat garlic
- Chew slowly
- Eat only when truly hungry
- Drink Young Coconut Water Kefir
- Eliminate Sugar from the diet including brown sugar, evaporated cane juice…etc. replace with stevia.
With age and a processed food diet HCL levels decrease. This makes it challenging for a lot of people whom are interested in starting to eat more raw, living foods. They simply do NOT have the HCL to break down the raw food or plant fibers due to lack of acid levels. Our bodies do not create cellulase to break down the plant fibers so we can either blend our fibrous veggies or take enzymes.
If one considers following the guidelines above the acid levels will increase thus allowing one to fully digest and absorb more raw foods.
Mineral deficiencies are common when the acid levels are low in the stomach and parasites are often present. This low hcl level causes premature aging because the blood sugar levels get thrown off and it depletes our adrenal gland energy or jing. What happens is we create acidic, toxic blood and hence dis-ease becomes prevalent.
By creating a healthy inner eco system we can nourish the body with nutrients and create clean, healthy flowing blood!
Start today buy purchasing a $3.- bottle of Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, place 1 tsp in your clean drinking water with a squeeze of lemon juice. Sip through out the day and increase your overall health experience!