Metabolic acidosis is a condition where blood pH temporarily drops to unsafe levels.
Normally the body corrects metabolic acidosis all by itself. But research now shows that the body’s way of compensating for metabolic acidosis comes at a price: Kidney disease. Thankfully, there is a way to prevent or slow the progression of kidney disease – reduce body acidity by eating alkaline foods and drinking alkaline water.
Check Yourself: Do you have metabolic acidosis?
Metabolic Acidosis is Destroying your Kidneys
The body’s ability to buffer acids declines as we age. Normally, the kidneys are able to neutralize to metabolic acidosis by releasing bicarbonates into the bloodstream. But if you are middle-aged or older, your body’s bicarbonate buffer – it’s defense against acidity – has become limited. When that defense fails, your kidneys pay the price.
Wastes in your kidneys are filtered out by tubes called nephrons. But in conditions of chronic metabolic acidosis those nephrons are destroyed by acid. As you lose nephrons, the remaining nephrons have to work harder, which means they are exposed to even more acidity, which destroys them even faster. The end result of this process is chronic kidney disease along with many other health problems. Thankfully, changing your diet, and drinking the right kind of water can protect your kidneys from metabolic acidosis.
Protect your Kidneys with an Alkaline Diet
Thankfully, it’s easy to protect your kidneys from metabolic acidosis, simply make your diet more alkaline. An alkaline diet consists of about 80% alkalizing foods, and no more than 20% acidifying foods. The foods that alkalize are mostly fruits and vegetables. Foods that acidify are mostly meats, processed grains, dairy, and sugars. An alkaline diet is one that is mostly made of fruits and vegetables, with less meats, and avoids sugar wherever possible.
Alkaline Water can Neutralize Metabolic Acidosis Quickly, Food can’t
Possibly the fastest way to stop metabolic acidosis is to drink alkaline water. Within minutes, it can raise blood pH by as much as 40 – 70% and restore it to safe levels (between 7.35 – 7.45). Water is absorbed much faster by the body than food is, and speed is essential when fighting metabolic acidosis.
Alkaline water highly recommended for dieters. If you are dieting, you’re especially at risk because hunger puts your body into a state of metabolic acidosis. Alkaline water is the ideal solution: It’s fast acting and contains zero calories. Drinking water between meals can also help reduce your appetite. If you are a dieter that is serious about weight loss then alkaline water is a vital part of your diet!
Athletes are also at increased risk for metabolic acidosis because working out increases muscular acidity. Drinking alkaline water can help reduce the lactic acid that causes muscular acidity and robs you of performance, and It has also been shown to improve hydration levels.
More than just Protection against Metabolic Acidosis – Detoxification
Drinking alkaline water can do more for your kidneys than just protecting them from metabolic acidosis – it makes it easier for them to discharge acidic toxins. For example, if your urine is at a pH of 5.5, your kidneys can only filter out roughly 5% of the fluoride in your blood. But if you raise your urine pH to 7.6, your kidneys can now filter 65% of the fluoride in your bloodstream. Alkaline water helps reduce the work that your kidneys have to do by increasing their efficiency.
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