Your stomach acid needs a PH of 2 to breakdown proteins while making vitamin B-12 available. If you don’t make enough stomach acid then you can’t digest proteins as well causing havoc in your system as protein fragments go into your small intestine as protein fragments instead of amino acids. This can be a cause of leaky gut. Another issue with low stomach acid is that you don’t absorb enough vitamin B12. This make you more lethargic and tired. Being able to digest and absorb the vitamins and minerals in your food is very important for your health.
Symptoms of Low Stomach Acid:
- Skin Issues
- Suffer from heart burn, indigestion or gas
- Gain weight easily
Now that you know if your pH is too low by the pink tones in your urine,
what do you do?
- Before a meal, drink 2 glasses of water 15 minutes before, one with a Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar.
- Add probiotics to your diet
- Add a T of coconut oil daily to kill bad bacteria and candida in your gut
You can also check to see how fast your digestive system is working. It should take 12-24 hours for your digestive system to break down food, send nutrients were they need to go and then eliminate the rest. If you are taking more then 24 hours after eating beets for them to digest then waste is sitting to long in your gut.
If this is happening then:
- Drink more water
- Identify and eliminate common food sensitivities.
- Exercise more
- Increase fermented foods or add a probiotic
- Eat fiber rich foods like apples, asparagus, avocados, broccoli, cabbage, sweet potatoes, kale and watermelon
- Relaxation techniques to reduce stress
Besides being great for testing your digestive system, beets are so good for you. Beets are full of antioxidants and nutrients. They help your digestive system, libido, blood pressure and they have anti-cancer properties. So eat more beets and you won’t need a Beet Test 🙂
Have you tried the Beet Test? Comment below..
Cheers to your health!
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