Alkaline foods will give you tons of energy, reverse disease and aging, and completely change the way you look and feel. Eating alkaline food is the perfect way to be in complete control of your health.
The human body goes to great lengths to maintain a slightly alkaline PH of 7.35, but poor diet and stress can change the PH to an acidic one in which disease can thrive.
What are alkaline and acidic foods?
Every food is either alkaline or acidic, but it is not necessarily true that if a food tastes acidic that it will be acid-forming in the body. Sometimes, quite the opposite is true. For example, lemons taste very acidic but they actually help alkalize the body, while some meat will test alkaline, but once in the body will be acidic.
What makes a food acidic or alkaline is the effect it has on the body after digestion. Scientifically speaking, balancing the acidity and alkalinity of our body is the same as balancing the hydrogen ion concentration in the fluids of the body. Foods actually leave an “ash” or residue behind, and if this ash is acidic it will give off hydrogen ions after digestion that make the body more acidic, while an alkaline ash will remove hydrogen ions, making the body more alkaline.
Alkaline Foods: All vegetables and some fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, oils, and grains.
Acidic Foods: All meat, fish, seafood, dairy, eggs, most grains, some nuts, canned, processed, and microwaved foods, condiments such as vinegar, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard and soy sauce, white sugar, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and others that perhaps were missed.
Are all acidic foods bad for you?
A common misconception is that all acidic foods are bad for you. Many fruits are acidic, but it does not mean that they should not be consumed, it simply means there has to be a balance between acidic and alkaline foods in ones diet. Most authorities on the subject of an alkaline food diet recommend we consume 80% alkaline and 20% acidic foods. You don’t have to get technical about this ratio, just eyeball your plate.
Eating a diet rich in raw vegetables and fruits ensures there is a balance of alkaline foods and acidic ones in our diet.
For example, cucumbers have a PH level of +31.5 and blueberries are -5.3. On a raw food diet, we must consume sufficient fruit for calories which would increase the amount of acidic foods we eat, but the alkalinity of vegetables is so high that it all evens out.
On the other hand, foods such as beef, which is -34.5 and white sugar, which is -17.6, are the two staples of many peoples diets. Add in the acidity of dairy, bread, and coffee, and we have a problem on our hands that a tiny side salad at dinner is not going to be able to fix.
Alkaline diet plan
The average persons diet is highly acidic from eating predominately acidic foods such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, grains, legumes, coffee and soda. Some of us have VERY little alkaline foods in our diet and it is no wonder that we are sick and tired. Now is your chance to transform your health by eating alkaline diet foods.
In general, all vegetables and fruits will alkalize the body, and simply by greatly increasing the percentage of these foods in your diet, you will dramatically be changing the PH of your body. On a raw food diet this is easily done, but if you are still eating some cooked foods you will have to be more careful. If you decide to become vegetarian , you will greatly decrease the amount of acidic foods in your diet, since meat has some of the greatest acidic PH levels of any food.
Parsnips (high glycemic)
Whey Protein Powder (Organic Grass Fed, low temperature dried)
Hemp Nut Protein Powder
Hemp Nut Seeds
Organic Wild Rice, soaked
ALKALIZING ORIENTAL VEGETABLES
ALKALIZING FRUITS (Ripe)
Banana (high glycemic)
ALKALIZING SPICES & SEASONINGS
Alkaline Antioxidant Water
Apple Cider Vinegar
Fresh Fruit Juice
Soured Dairy Products
Nuts and seeds that have been soaked or sprouted
Calcium: pH 12
Cesium: pH 14
Magnesium: pH 9
Potassium: pH 14
Sodium: pH 14