What it An Alkaline Diet?
Your body has to maintain a pH Level in your blood of 7.35 in order to survive. The PH Scale runs from 0 to 14. The lower the pH level/numbering of any food or chemical, the more acidic it is. The higher, the more Alkaline.
Tap water is pH neutral at approximately 7. Therefore, your blood level is a little Alkaline.
To pick some real life examples, a can of soda have a pH measurement of 2.5, which makes it 55,000 times more acidic than natural water. At the other end of the pH Scale, broccoli or celery have pH measurements of 10 (wonderfully alkaline).
Second, foods you eat interact with your digestive process and blood chemistry. So even though a lemon is acidic before you eat it, it has a “basic or alkaline effect” on your blood chemistry.
The Alkaline Diet Defined:
All foods have an acidic or alkaline impact on your body. The theory of the Alkaline Diet says that in order to assist your body in maintaining its required PH level, your diet should be 75%-80% Alkaline, and 20%-25% Acidic.
Conversely, when your diet is primarily highly acidic foods, it causes a whole bunch of negative conditions like stubborn fat buildup, high cholesterol, allergies, and low energy.
Not understanding that the acidity of the foods they eat can be the actual source/cause of these conditions has left people frustrated. They grope in the dark on the wrong track trying to fix the symptoms instead of the cause.
Why Should I Try It?
1 – Avoid Stubborn Weight Gain:
What your body can’t accomplish through robbing your bones (see below), it does by creating fat. Fat is a very acidic substance, and therefore, creating it provides a way to get acidity out of your blood stream and store it.
2 – Avoid Yeast & Fungal Growth:
Both thrive in acidic, high-sugar environments, causing weight gain, excess mucus (another way to pull acid out of your system), sinus/snoring issues, belly swelling, and low energy.
3 – Avoid Osteoporosis:
Regular diets of proteins, grains, sugar, and fast/fried/processed foods, cause the body to strip the bones of vital minerals, in order to keep PH levels in their required narrow operating range. Your body’s first line of defense to keep your PH in its narrow healthy range, is to draw chemicals/nutrients from your bones. Your bones are your body’s major reservoir of alkaline.
Acidic and Alkaline forming foods:
Acidic forming: All proteins, grains, shellfish, sugar, many beans and nuts, dairy, and processed/artificial sweeteners. Should be no more than 1/4 of your diet:
- White bread
- Sweetened fruit juices
- Canned fruit
- White rice
- White vinegar
- ANY FRIED FOODS
Alkaline forming: Vegetables and fruits. Should be at least 3/4 of your diet:
- Olive oil
- Bell peppers
- Sweet potato
Join the Stars:
Many people report significant long term weight loss and increased health from an Alkaline diet. Among the more famous:
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Alicia Silverstone
- Jennifer Aniston
- Elle Macpherson
- Kirsten Dunst
- Jared Leto
As the expression goes: “Try it, you’ll like it” 🙂
Here’s to your Healthy Pursuits!
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