A PH Balancing Act

Submitted by Angie Mon 05/25/2009 Tweet black-berries

Attaining a healthy PH balance is essential for reproductive health. If cervical mucous becomes too acidic, it can become hostile to sperm and prevent implantation (sperm favor an alkaline existence). For an ideal PH balance, 70-80% of your diet should be from alkaline foods, while 20-30% can come from acidic foods. Saliva is alkaline, so remember to chew your foods well to create an internal environment conducive to fertility. If you haven’t visited fertilefoods.com, you should. She offers wonderful advice on food and fertility, like today’s post. Highest Alkaline Forming Foods: String beans, banana, dandelion greens, dates, figs, prunes, raisins and Swiss Chard. High Alkaline Forming Foods: Almonds, asparagus, avocado, fresh beans, beets, black-berries, carrot, cranberries, chives, endive, sour grapes, kale, dried peach, persimmon, plum, pomegranate, raspberries, rooibos tea and spinach. Neutral Oils: Almond, avocado, coconut, cottonseed, linseed (flaxseed), olive, safflower, sesame, sunflower, and walnut. Acid Forming Foods: Dried beans, cashews, coconut, cranberry juice and concentrate, egg yolk, filberts, fruit jellies, (canned jams, sulfured, sugared, dried), grapes, pasteurized milk products, dry peas, pecans, Damson plums, tofu, fries and water chestnuts.

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