Alkaline diet

An alkaline has to do with the highlighting of alkaline foods such as whole fruits and vegetables and certain whole grains, which are low in caloric density. Healthy Alkaline Foods involve the balancing between acidic foods and alkaline foods.

The body includes a number of organ systems that work at getting rid of excess acidity, but there is a limit to how much acidity even a healthy body can cope with effectively. The body is capable of maintaining an acid-alkaline balance as long as the organs are functioning properly. As long as a well-balanced alkaline diet is being consumed, and we eliminate certain things like cigarette smoking, high consumption of processed foods and sugars we can maintain a healthy balance.

How many Americans today follow a healthy diet and regularly engage in other health-promoting activites?

The standard American diet is highly acid-forming, overwhelming the body’s mechanisms for removing excess acid. The staples of the American diet are meat, dairy, corn, wheat, and refined sugars (all acidifying foods). And although these things are not entirely bad in themselves many of these foods are not real anymore and are highly processed. Also most animals do not consume a healthy diet in commercial factory settings. Thus accounting of sick animals who also do not maintain a acid-alkaline balance. At the same time most individuals diets are notably deficient in alkalizing fruits and vegetables.

The alkaline diet greatly reduces this acid load, helping to reduce the strain on the body’s acid-detoxification systems, such as the kidneys.

Here is a list of Alkaline Foods, especially High Alkaline Foods

Alkalizing Vegetables:

Beets, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Spinach

Alkalizing Fruits:

Apple, Banana, Berries, Cantaloupe, Grapes, Melon, Lemon, Orange, Peach, Pear, Watermelon

Alkalizing Proteins:

Almonds, Chestnuts, Tofu

Alkalizing Spices:

Cinnamon, Curry, Ginger, Mustard, Sea Salt

Note: a food’s acid or alkaline forming tendency in the body has nothing to do with the actual pH of the food itself. Although it might seem that citrus fruits would have an acidifying effect on the body, the citric acid they contain actually has an alkalizing effect in the system. ¬†We understand that in the environment and world that we all live in sometimes it is impossible to always eat healthy but there are things we can add to our diet that will help counter all unhealthy choices that we make at times.

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