The Alkaline Diet
In addition to drinking alkaline water, you can further re balance your acid/alkaline levels by employing the Alkaline Diet.
The modern lifestyle is causing our bodies to become more and more acidic, and a mild or high level of acidity can lead to a number of health problems and diseases. Today, the majority of people suffer from health issues that are caused mainly by acidification, because the modern lifestyle and the modern diet both promote acidification of our bodies, but by following an Alkaline Diet you can reduce your intake of acids.
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We eat foods such as proteins, meats, cereals, and sugars, all of which increase our acid levels. Soda pop, coffee, tea, alcohol, and cigarettes are extremely acidifying. Our stress levels have also increased while the amount of physical activity has dropped, and both of these also contribute to increase acidity. At the same time, the amount of alkaline foods we eat, such as vegetables, has been significantly reduced. The balance between acid and alkaline is now leaning in favor of acid, and high levels of acid in the body can cause a number of health issues, but an Alkaline Diet can help to remedy this situation.
The Diet has many benefits, however, many people still miss out on the advantages of the Alkaline Diet because they believe that this approach is much more difficult than it really is. Many so called ‘experts’ discount the Alkaline Diet because it is “not based on scientific study”, however, studies have been done since the 1990s, and studies are still being done on the benefits of following an Alkaline Diet. The results of all of these studies indicate that alkaline water, and the Alkaline Diet, are both very effective in bringing the body back into balance, eliminating physical ailments, reducing symptoms of health problems such as diabetes and cancer among others, and promoting overall good health.
The Diet Is Not Complicated
It may be true that all the details and facts of the Alkaline Diet may be too much to remember, but you do not need to memorize all the little details, every type of acid or alkaline food. You can enjoy all the benefits of the Alkaline Diet by simply focusing on two simple things…
TWO SIMPLE RULES OF THE ALKALINE DIET
1. Eat more Fruits and Vegetables.
2. Reduce the amount of Meats, Dairy Products, Junk Foods and Soft Drinks you consume.
You Do Not Need To Sacrifice All Those Acid-Forming Foods
It is not a good idea to eliminate every single acidic food from the diet, remember, it is all about balance. It’s just that right now, your body is more acidic than it is alkaline, and we need to get that balance back. On the Alkaline Diet, you can still eat acidic foods, just much less of them, and more alkaline foods. Some acidifying foods can been seen as junk, but that is not always the case. Foods like beans, tomatoes, peas and fish all provide your body with valuable nutrients that may be difficult to find in other foods. With the Alkaline Diet, 20% to 30% of all the food you eat are allowed to be acidifying.
The Diet Does Not Mean You Can Only Eat Boring Foods
Depending on your current eating habits, you might need to make a lot of changes to increase the alkaline in your diet. For example, instead of bacon for your breakfast, a burger and fries for lunch, and a piece of lasagna for your supper, you will need to add more fruits and vegetables to your meals. Going on the Alkaline Diet does not mean that you can’t have foods with flavor, it just means that you’ll need to know how to make tasty meals using alkalizing ingredients such as fresh produce, nuts, whole grains, and seeds.
You Do Not Need To Become a Vegan
It is true that the majority of people need to reduce the amount of meat and dairy products they consume because those types of food tend to make your body more acidic. But on the Alkaline Diet, you do not need to give up animal foods completely. The goal of the Alkaline Diet it not to eliminate all the acid-forming foods, but to achieve a balance between alkalizing and acidifying elements.
Alkaline Dieting food chart: List Of Acid / Alkaline Forming Foods
|Acid / Alkaline Ranking||List Of Foods|
|Highly Alkaline Foods||Lemons, Mineral Water, Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Pumpkin Seed, Seaweed, Lentils, Raspberry, Taro Root, Onion, Tangerine, Sea Vegetables, Sweet Potato, Pineapple, Lotus Root, Lime, Nectarine, Persimmon, Watermelon|
|Moderately Alkaline Foods||Apricots, Asparagus, Soy Sauce, Kambucha, Unsulfured Molasses, Mango, Chestnuts, Cashews, Kohlrabi, Pepper, Parsnip, Parsley, Garlic, Kale, Arugula, Endive, Ginger Root, Mustard Green, Broccoli, Cantaloupe, Grapefruit, Citrus, Honeydew, Olive, Carrots, Dewberry, Loganberry|
|Low Alkaline Foods||Most Herbs, Apple Cider Vinegar, Green Tea, Sake, Ginseng, Mu Tea, Rice Syrup, Primrose Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Quail Eggs, Sesame Seed, Almonds, Collard Green, Potato, , Avocado, Papaya, Sprouts, Bell Pepper, Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Rutabaga, Eggplant, Pumpkin, Apples (Sour), Pear, Peach, Blackberry, Cherry|
|Very Low Alkaline Foods||Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Flax Oil, Ginger Tea, Squashes, Lettuces, Strawberry, Umeboshi Vinegar, Ghee, Oats, Duck Eggs, Quinoa, Grain Coffee, Wild Rice, Japonica Rice, Most Seeds, Beets, Okra, Chive,Brussel Sprout, Cilantro, Cucumber, Celery, Turnip Greens, Orange, Banana, Blueberry, Currant, Raisin, Grapes|
|Very Low Acid Foods||Butter, Cream, Goat/Sheep Cheese, Vinegar, Curry, Maple Syrup, Honey, Chicken, Venison, Organs, Wild Duck, Fish, Triticale, Gelatin, Millet, Amaranth, Kasha, Brown Rice, Grape Seed Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Sunflower Oil, Canola Oil, Pine Nuts, Spinach, Black-Eyed Peas, Fava Beans, Wax Beans, String Beans, Coconut, Chutney, Zucchini, Rhubarb, Guava, Figs, Dates, Dry Fruit, Koma Coffee|
|Low Acid Foods||Black Tea, Alcohol, Tofu, Soy Cheese, Aged Cheese, Cow Milk, Goat Milk, Vanilla, Balsamic Vinegar, Lamb, Mutton, Game Meat, Elk, Boar, Shell Fish, Turkey, Goose, Mollusks, Buckwheat, Wheat, White Rice, Teff, Spelt, Kamut, Farina, Semolina, Almond Oil, Safflower Oil Sesame Oil, Tapioca, Navy Beans, Red Beans, White Beans, Pinto Beans, Lima Beans, Aduki Beans, Seitan, Chard, Prune, Plum, Tomatoes|
|Moderately Acid Foods||Coffee, Nutmeg, Casein, Lard, Cottage Cheese, Milk Protein, Soy Milk, Palm Kernel Oil, Chestnut Oil, Veal, Pork, Bear, Squid, Mussels, Chicken, Barley Groats, Oat Bran, Maize, Corn, Rye, Pistachio Seeds, Pecans, Peanuts, Green Peas, Snow Peas, Garbanzo Beans, Other Legumes, Cranberry, Pomegranate|
|Highly Acid Foods||Tabletop Sweeteners (Sweet ‘N Low, Nutrasweet, Equal, Spoonful, Aspartame), Sugar, Table Salt (Nacl), Pudding, Jelly, Jam, Beer, Hops, Barley, Yeast, Malt, Cocoa, Ice Cream, Processed Cheese, White (Acetic Acid) Vinegar, Lobster, Beef, Pheasant, Cottonseed Oil, Fried Foods, Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Brazil Nuts, Soybean, Soft Drinks (Especially Colas)|
*To neutralize a single glass of cola that has a pH of 2.5 (your average cola), it will take about 30 glasses of alkaline water that has a pH of 10.
The Alkaline Diet does not need to be extremely complicated, the Alkaline Diet does not mean that you have to stop eating meats, the Alkaline Diet doesn’t mean you can only eat boring foods. The whole point of the Alkaline Diet is to balance the acidity and alkaline levels in your body. That’s it. Instead of trying to follow the perfect Alkaline Diet, or take it to extremes right off the bat, start by making small simple adjustments every day. Start off by eating one or two more fruits every day, and cutting down on the acidifying foods and beverages a little at a time. After a couple weeks, you’ll start to notice the positive effects of the Alkaline Diet.