The Alkaline Diet
The Alkaline Diet is mainly about the pH that is contained in the human body. Too much of it and it can cause you severe problems. The Alkalaine Diet is not only good for weight loss, but to get your health back on track as well. So if you’re over-weight, the Alkaline Diet is for you because not only does it get you back in shape but it also restores your body`s natural pH and gets you back to a healthier you.
The Alkaline Diet is amazing because it does all of these things: prevents disease, increases energy, and weight loss, are a few of the main benefits.The noraml pH of a human being is anywhere between 7.36 to 7.44. Most people consume large amounts of highly processed foods that acidify the bodys’ pH balance.
This causes the body to become too acidic, resulting in health problems ranging from weight gain, skin irritations, chronic fatigue, arthritis, ulcers, and chronic, degenerative diseases. The diet consists of 80% raw vegetables, nuts, and some fruits. Then 20% of acidic foods to bring the bodies pH back into range for optimal health.
On this diet, foods are classified as alkaline, acid, or neutral, according to the pH of the solution created with their ash in water. Of the allowed fruits, most of them need to be citrus fruits. The rest of the food includes lots of vegetables, tubers, nuts and legumes. You need to avoid grains, dairy, meat and excess salt. These foods are indicative of helping to maintain your body’s normal pH without stressing the body’s regulators of acid-base homeostasis.
The Alkaline Diet is great when it comes to balancing the body’s pH, because if we didn’t, we could end up with severe health problems. If your body does not have enough acidic pH, it will compensate by using alkaline minerals. If your diet does not contain enough minerals, a build up of acids will occur, forming Acidosis. Acidosis can cause you health problems such as:
Weight gain, obesity and diabetes.
Acceleration of free radical damage.
Osteoporosis and joint pain.
Aching muscles and lactic acid buildup.
Low energy and chronic fatigue.
|Slow digestion and elimination.
Lack of energy and fatigue.
Lower body temperature.
Tendency to get infections.
Loss of drive, joy, and enthusiasm.
Inflammation of the corneas and eyelids.
|Loose and painful teeth.
Inflamed, sensitive gums.
Mouth and stomach ulcers.
Cracks at the corners of the lips.
Excess stomach acid.
Nails are thin and split easily.
Hair looks dull, has split ends, and falls out.
Skin easily irritated.
Leg cramps and spasms.
List of Allowed Foods on the Alkaline Diet
|FOOD CATEGORY||High Alkaline||Alkaline||Low Alkaline||Low Acid||Acid||High Acid|
|BEANS, VEGETABLES, LEGUMES||Vegetable Juices, Parsley, Raw Spinach, Broccoli, Celery, Garlic, Barley Grass||Carrots, Green Beans, Lima Beans, Beets, Lettuce, Zucchini, Carob||Squash, Asparagus, Tomato, Rhubarb, Fresh Corn, Mushrooms, Onions, Cabbage, Peas, Cauliflower, Turnip, Beetroot, Potato, Olives, Soybeans, Tofu||Sweet Potato, Cooked Spinach, Kidney Beans||Pinto Beans, Navy Beans||Pickled Vegetables|
|FRUIT||Dried Figs, Raisins||Dates, Blackcurrant, Grapes, Papaya, Kiwi, Berries, Apples, Pears||Coconut, Sour Cherries, Oranges, Cherries, Pineapple, Peaches, Avocados, Grapefruit, Mangoes, Strawberries, Papayas, Lemons, Watermelon, Limes||Blueberries, Cranberries, Bananas, Plums, Processed Fruit Juices||Canned Fruit|
|GRAINS, CEREALS||Amaranth, Lentils, Sweetcorn, Wild Rice, Quinoa, Millet, Buckwheat||Rye Bread, Whole Grain Bread, Oats, Brown Rice||White Rice, White Bread, Pastries, Biscuits, Pasta|
|MEAT||Liver, Oysters, Organ Meat||Fish, Turkey, Chicken, Lamb||Beef, Pork, Veal, Shellfish, Canned Tuna & Sardines|
|EGGS & DAIRY||Breast Milk||Soy Cheese, Soy Milk, Goat Milk, Goat Cheese, Buttermilk, Whey||Whole Milk, Butter, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Cream, Ice Cream||Eggs, Camembert, Hard Cheese||Parmasan, Processed Cheese|
|NUTS & SEEDS||Hazelnuts, Almonds||Chestnuts, Brazils, Coconut||Pumpkin, Sesame, Sunflower Seeds||Pecans, Cashews, Pistachios||Peanuts, Walnuts|
|OILS||Flax Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Canola Oil||Corn Oil, Sunflower Oil, Margarine, Lard|
|BEVERAGES||Herb Teas, Lemon Water||Green Tea||Ginger Tea||Cocoa||Wine, Soda/Pop||Tea (black), Coffee, Beer, Liquor|
|SWEETENERS, CONDIMENTS||Stevia||Maple Syrup, Rice Syrup||Raw Honey, Raw Sugar||White Sugar, Processed Honey||Milk Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Molasses, Jam, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Vinegar||Artificial Sweeteners|
The Alkaline Diet is an excellent diet for anyone wishing to really better themselves. Although it is hard at first to cut back on absolutely everything except raw vegetables, you will get used to it in no time, and trust me when I say that it is absolutely worth it!