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The Jar Essentials: pH balance

Updated: Nov 18, 2020

At which stage of self-isolation are you, guys? Have you been indulging in binge eating and Netflix or maybe started to actually see the good in some extra free time? Quarantine has been somewhat of a challenge, huh? We hope you are staying strong and positive, following all protective measures and using your time efficiently.

In today’s message our team wants to talk about some things particularly important - our health. At times like this our immune system could really use an additional boost. And while you are trying to stay healthy and entertained at home, The Jar Healthy Vending Essentials wants to provide you with a daily dose of healthy basics - your acid-alkaline or pH balance.

Isn't it what water bottle labels usually say? Surprisingly, human bodies can be alkaline and acidic too. Our mood, weak immune system and fatigue do not appear out of nowhere. We’ve heard the same monotonous message about the benefits of veggies and fruits, but have you ever wondered why some food is considered healthier than the other?

The secret could be in the acid-alkaline balance, which divides all products into three groups:

  • Alkaline, such as fruits, nuts and vegetables.

  • Neutral or natural fats, starches and sugars.

  • And the most acidic - meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, alcohol and grains.

The body’s natural pH balance, which is slightly alkaline, must be maintained in order for us to feel our best and most energetic. Which is why alkaline foods or fruits and veggies have a healthy nutrition badge.

While acidic foods, especially white bread, fizzy drinks and sweets create the dream environment for the disease-causing micro-organisms. And the scary dangers of processed foods are well explained by that.

In a nutshell, high pH balance or an alkaline state increases the immune system’s ability to kill bacteria while low pH balance or acidic state provides just the right environment for viruses and bacteria to take over. Just like water with pH lower than 7 is considered acidic, and with a pH greater than 7 is considered basic or alkaline, our body’s pH level too is the key indicator of balance within the internal fluids from blood to saliva.

Clearly, healthy nutrition is well justified. Our daily eating habits have a great effect on the body’s pH. There is a strong relationship between food we consume and low pH levels, which indicate to acidosis and low mineral reserve.

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Unfortunately, most Western diets are acid-forming. But do not panic, there is no need to go vegan. The key to strong health is balance. Now, when there's so much free time we can further strengthen our immune system at home by normalising our acid-base balance.

Here's how:

  • Consume 75-80% of your foods and beverages from the alkaline-forming foods chart.

  • Start your day with alkaline lemon drink and some spirulina or chlorella superfoods, or simply PRESS Lemon Spirulina Water+.

  • Add extra dark leafy greens to your meals, our green smoothies from PRESS will do the job just right - try Lean Green and Easy Green food powers!

  • Practice deep breathing. Yes, you read it right! Anything that is stimulating can leave an acidic residue in the body, while calm and relaxation reduce stress and make us more alkaline. The famous honey-ginger-lemon then has a twofold benefit: boosting your Vitamin C levels and soothing your mood. Both tremendously good for alkalising!

Stay safe, alkaline and healthy with The Jar Healthy Vending!

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