Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is an acid that helps with digestion. Your stomach acid should between 1-4 pH. When this acid level is in this range it kills most microorganisms. The main reason for acid in the stomach is to kill these microorganisms before they get into the GI track and not get absorbed into the body. The apple cider vinegar helps keep the stomach acid in this range.
So what is happening in the body when we eat sugar? The moment we put the candy bar or that pasta in our body, it starts to stimulate all the enzymes needed to break down that candy or pasta or what is known as carbohydrates. This causes the pancreas, liver and adrenals all to start working. Which is good, but when you have the spike in blood sugar over, and over, it can wear out these organs or glands out, and your health starts to deteriorate!
Our bodies were not made for the super overload of sugar it gets day in and out! Its very additive, just like alcohol and drugs. By cutting back daily on sugar and slowly start to change your eating habits you can get your health back. You may also get help by using Whole Food Nutrition supplementation. These supplements are made from real food, not full of chemicals. They help feed the body, in return the body gets healthier. Just as if you were eating good organic fruits and vegetables.
Normal pH range of the GI track
Mouth 6.5 – 7.5 (this is where digestion begins)
Upper stomach 4.0 – 6.5
Lower stomach 1.5 – 4.0 (this is where the hydrochloric acid is secreted)
Duodenum 7.0 – 8.5 (this is where 90% of absorption takes place)
Small intestine 4.0 – 7.0 (the rest is waste products from the body, but there is a small amount of digestion that does occur here too)
Large intestine 4.0 – 7.0 (waste products)
The Duodenum is where 90% of your absorption of nutrients takes place. This is also where the body is more alkaline too! When you eat foods that help the body stay more alkaline, you have a healthier body. Most diseases can’t survive in a body that is more alkaline than acidotic.