By now, we are aware that our diets influence the balance of acid-base in our bodies. A lot of foods and drinks - especially meat, dairy products, sugar, coffee and alcohol - are acid-forming, and western diets, in general, are considered acidogenic (acid-generating) thanks to too much animal protein and too little fruits and vegetables. This ratio is associated with a high dietary acid load and a low intake of important base-forming dietary minerals such as potassium, magnesium or calcium.
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Tackling excess acid in the body
Our bodies use several mechanisms to manage the excess dietary acid load. One of them is the release of alkaline calcium salts (minerals) from the skeleton to maintain the acid-base balance. Without enough of these alkaline minerals, though, your body struggles to maintain its internal acid/alkaline levels, and this can impact your general health and energy levels, with many common health niggles such as fatigue, heartburn, headaches and gout following suit.
The importance of alkaline minerals
Fruit and vegetable intake provides these essential alkaline minerals. Although there are currently only a few large controlled clinical trials, there is already evidence that an increased intake of base-forming nutrients may be associated with improved health outcomes. (Read these quick clinical studies' findings here.) The evidence suggests that correcting our dietary acid load could improve the body's acid-base balance and subsequently reduce chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, kidney stones or sarcopenia (muscle loss).
The high mineral content in celery is noteworthy when considering this balance of acid/base levels in the body. With minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium and sodium, celery can have a neutralising effect on acidic foods — not to mention the fact that these minerals are necessary for essential bodily functions. Nature's Nutrition Super Celery contains 100% certified organic celery powder, which - in addition to assisting with acid-base balance - aids detoxification, healthy digestion and weight management while serving as a mild diuretic. Every scoop offers cardiovascular and neurological support, helping to reduce blood pressure while boosting energy, stamina and overall health.