10 Tips for Creating an Alkaline-Acid Balance

In my quest for health, the most important thing I learned, in 1996, was the principle of creating a pH balance in my own body. This helped me regain my health more than any other food regime in my entire 39 years of looking for answers.

Doing this one simple thing will solve many of your nutritional worries. What you eat and how you live affects your acid alkaline balance. Here are 10 tips to create that balance in your body.

1.   Eat lots of powerfood fruits and vegetables.

This is the one thing you can do that can make all the difference by helping balance out the body.

  • Keep vegetables cut up in the fridge and have a big bowl of colorful fruit on your counter to snack on.
  • Eat salad with your lunch and dinner; keep a salad made up in advance with all of the greens in it minus salad dressing, cucumbers and tomatoes, which you can add later.

2.    Eat 80 percent alkaline foods, 20 percent acid foods by volume daily.

3.   Chew your food well.

Saliva is alkaline and you can produce two gallons a day!

4.   Drink 2-3 liters of pure water (not tap) per day.

Water alone can make all of the difference as many people are dehydrated keeping in all of the toxins which are acidic.

Drinking Water

5. Bodies function better with more oxygen. Breathe for more energy.

This will also help move the acids out of your body.  Learn to breathe deeply into your abdomen. The best place to do this is in a yoga class. So that you can concentrate on your breathing with no distractions, lay down on your bed and breathe into your abdomen deeply and gently. Practice doing this every day till you are doing it naturally all day every day.

6.   Avoid junk food as it is filled with artificial sweeteners, preservatives, artificial chemical substances and food coloring, which are all highly acid-forming.

Additionally, your body must work very hard in an effort to cleanse these toxins out.

7.   Find ways to create relaxation in your body and being.

Listen to the birds or relaxing music, meditate, walk in nature…do whatever it is that creates relaxation in you.

8.   Live in the light of the day.

We need sunlight. Go for walks, open your curtains and go to bed early enough to get up when the sun does.

9.   Get enough sleep as insufficient sleep causes the body and mind to be overworked and unhappy.

10.   Just because a food is acid-forming does not mean that it is bad!

It is not at all about excluding an entire family of foods or any foods – it is all about creating balance.

Alkalize your body with: Lemon Water (AKA Sugar-Free Lemon Aid)

This article is portion of a larger post called Balancing Your Body – with Acid/Alkaline Balance. See 10 Benefits of a Properly Alkalized Body.


Peter K.
Peter K.2 months ago

Good to know.

Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen2 months ago

Thank you

Veronica Danie
Veronica Danie3 months ago


Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen4 months ago

Thank you

Anna Undebeck
Anna Undebeckabout a year ago

Thank you

Holly C.
Holly C.1 years ago

Didn't know about lemon water and will definitely add that to my daily water!

Michael de Swardt

People only like junk food because they eat too much of it. If 90% of your diet consists of healthy food then the taste of junk food is awful. There is a lot of confusion between acid and alkaline food and acid and alkaline-forming food. Lemon is an example. It is an acidic fruit but becomes alkaline when in the body.

Fi T.
Fi T.1 years ago

Maintaining balance is the key to live a life

Colin Hope
Colin Hope1 years ago

Thanks for sharing!!

Kamia T.
Kamia T.1 years ago

I was told by my holistic health practitioner to take a small amount of baking soda several times each day to enhance alkalinity. I keep it in the bathroom in a tin, and do so whenever I am near there, and haven't eaten in at least the last two hours. Makes a huge difference in my energy level. I can always tell when I haven't done so.