ARE MUCUS-FORMING FOODS THE SAME AS ACID-FORMING FOODS?
The Western-style diet is often too acidic for the body since our blood is designed to be in a slightly alkaline state. An acid diet increases inflammation and excess mucus in our bodies.
CAUSES OF EXCESS MUCUS IN THE BODY
The body produces mucus naturally. However, the problem is heightened when the body is consistently producing excess mucus, for example, nasal drip, bacterial, or viral infections.
Some of the main culprits that cause excess mucus in the body are wheat products (which contain gluten), dairy, and soy products. Therefore, to stave off extra mucus in the body, which could lead to inflammation and diseases like cancer, it is of great importance, to significantly reduce the mucus-forming foods from your diet.
The question asked earlier was, “Are acid-forming foods the same as mucus-forming foods?” The answer is, acid-forming foods include meats, poultry, fish, sugars, fast foods, processed foods, and alcoholic drinks.
On the other hand, in brief, alkaline foods include nuts, fruits, vegetables, seeds, and herbs. (In the chart section of this book, please find a more detailed list of alkaline and acid foods).
If you increase your intake of mucus-eliminating foods, you will have a good chance of reducing your visits to the doctor and medical bills.