why ALkaline foods are Important?
Why ALkaline Foods Are Important?
Maintaining an Acid Alkaline Balance Is Vital to Our Health, and Knowing Exactly Which Foods to Eat.
Start living with the incredible health, energy & vitality the alkaline diet brings!
Weight loss, beautiful skin, huge energy, mental clarity....and more healthy results such as eliminations of these following sickness:
Lack of energy
Excessive mucous production
Frequent colds and flu
Anxiety, nervousness, irritability
Ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries, benign breast cysts
lack of sex drive,
constipation, bloating, breathing difficulties
This is not as difficult or as technical as it sounds. When we talk about eating alkaline foods or starting an alkaline diet we are referring to consuming those foods and drink which have an alkaline effect on the body. This effect is based upon the mineral content of the food and therefore the alkaline or acid effect this has on the pH of the body. Some foods have an acidifying effect (usually those containing sugars, trans fats, dairy, preservatives, sweeteners, chemicals etc), whereas others have an alkaline effect. Conveniently for us, it just so happens that the foods that contain alkaline minerals (and leave an alkaline effect) are all the foods we already know are good for us: low sugar foods, fresh alkaline green vegetables, nuts, seeds, salads, sea vegetables, water rich foods etc. And for the foods that contain minerals that have an acidic effect? You guessed it, sweets, alcohol, trans fats, meats, dairy, pizza, cola, biscuits, chips, white breads and pastas, refined foods, processed foods etc.
Of course, everybody is different - but most of us should aim to eat 70-80% alkaline foods and a maximum of 20-30% acid forming foods.
This does not have to be measured in calories, grams or anything technical, just look at your plate! Is 70% of the food on it alkalising? And for the other 30%? You can do with this what you like (how acid is up to you - dependent upon the results you want), but feel free to go for some oily fish, wholemeal pasta or wild rice for example.
Here are some lists of the foods!
Acidic Foods ( u must not eat or eat a little only)
Alcohol Sugar Animal ProteinDairy Wheat Canned Fruit
Specific Acidic Foods
Bacon, Barley, Beans, Beef, Black Pepper, Bran, Wheat Bread, White Butter ,
Catsup, Cheese, Chicken, Chocolate, Coca, Coffee, Cod Fish, Corn,
Corn Starch, Corn Oil ,Corn Syrup, Coconut, Corned Be ef, Crackers, Soda, Cranberries, Currants,
Eggs, Fish , Flour, White Flour, Wheat, Haddock, Fish, Honey,Ice Cream, Lamb,Legumes, Lentils(dried)
Lobster , Milk, Cow, Macaroni ,Meat, Mustard, Nuts, Noodles, Oatmeal, Olive Oil, Olives, Organ Meats, Oysters,
Peanut Butter, Peanuts, Pasta, Peas (Dried) Pepper, Poultry, Pike(fish) Plums, Pork,
Processed Cereals, Prunes, Refined Sugar, Rice(Brown) , Rice(white) Salmon,
Sardines, Sausage, Scallops, Shrimp, Spaghetti, Soft Drinks, Squash(Winter) , Sunflower Seeds, Tea(Black), Turkey, Veal,, Vinegar( Distilled),Walnuts,Wheat products, Yogurt
Alkaline Foods( should Be eaten Every day)
Fresh Fruit , sea Vegetables, Fresh Vegetables ,Millet,Sprouts
Specific Alkaline Foods
Almonds (Raw), Amaranth, Apples, Apple Cider Vinegar, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas, Beet(Greens), Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries,
Broccoli, Brussels (Sprouts) Brazil nuts, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery , Chard(Leaves) ,Cherries,(Sour), Chestnuts, Collard(Greens), Corn(Fresh), Cucumbers, Dates(Dulse), Figs(Fresh), Grapefruit, Grapes, Green(Beans), Green Kale, Green Peas, Kelp, Leeche nuts, Lemons,
Lettuce, Lima Bean, Dried Lima bean, Green Limes , Mangos, Maple Syrup, Melons, Milk(goat)
Millet, Molasses, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Nectarines, Okra., Onions, Oranges, Parsley,
Parsnips, Peaches, Peppers, Pears, Pineapple, Potatoes( Sweet )Potatoes(White), Pumpernickel Bread,
Quiona (Keen-wa), Radishes, Raisins, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Rutabagas, Sauerkraut, Soy Beans(Green),
Spinach(Raw) ,Sprouts(All) , Squash, Strawberries, Tangerines, Tomatoes, Turnip Greens, Watercress, Watermelon,,Yams
sources: Robert Young (pH Miracle & founder of the acid/alkaline diet) for over 5 years.