"Those who have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness."
~ Edward Stanley
Balancing the intake of Acid and Alkaline producing Foods - balancing the blood pH level, is a major step toward well-being and better health...
The pH level (the acid-alkaline measurement) of our internal fluids affects every cell in our body. Extended over-acidic conditions of any kind are not well tolerated by the body.
The blood pH level affects how healthy we are. Nutrition to the cells is carried in our blood...
The entire metabolic process depends on a balanced internal alkaline/acidic environment.
Any food or drug that is extremely acidic in nature, utilizes alkaline reserves and overworks various organs.
A diet of overly acidic foods may be tolerated for a period of time, but eventually the body will no longer be capable of handling this overload and will begin to break down.
Any sickness will show as an acidic blood pH level.
All elimination systems of our body remove acidic elements from the blood. This occurs in order to keep the blood and all organs supplied with oxygen and cell nutrients.
Science has shown that when sick - any disease -, the blood ph-value is (more) acidic.
There are many scientific articles... e.g. AACR (American Association for Cancer Research).
The scale that is used for measuring the pH level, or hydrogen ion concentration ranges from 0 to 14, with 7 being the neutral point.
Below 7 is acidic; above 7 is alkaline.
The optimal pH of the the blood is around 7.4, slightly alkaline. Below this range the body activity is no longer optimal and the metabolism is out of balance.
The pH of the blood is largely influenced by metabolic byproducts and our diet. Thus, pH is directly affected by the foods we eat and the internal mechanisms involved in their processing.
An acidic system will promote oxidation and with this... decay.
Excess acidity will cause:
Organic matter is taken into the body in the form of food. This organic matter is broken down into simple compounds - mono-saccharides, amino-acids, lipids etc...
After metabolism, these compounds leave an acidic or alkaline residue in the body.
The simple compounds contain elements such as sulfur potassium, sodium, magnesium and calcium.
The acid-forming substances are sulfur phosphorus and chlorine, while the alkaline-forming substances are sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron.
Animal Protein foods are acid-forming
Although many fruits are acidic in nature, when broken down into their elements, the acids are rendered neutral and the alkaline elements are dominant.
Therefore, the end result of the organic breakdown and digestion of fruits and vegetables is alkaline in nature.
Simple changes in diet can result in:
This is not as difficult 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 ash residue that remains after our foods are consumed. Some foods leave an acid ash, whereas others leave an alkaline ash.
Of course, everybody is different - but most of us should aim to eat 75-80% alkaline foods and a maximum of 20-25% acid forming foods.
The following guides and articles are intended to give you all of the information you need to successfully begin and maintain an alkaline lifestyle.
Focus on eating:
fresh vegetables, salads, seeds, nuts etc...
and minimize your consumption of acid-forming foods such as:
It's really quite simple...
Start feeling an increase in energy and vitality in 2 days from now:
Greens: Increase your intake of fresh green vegetables and leaves by simply having a side salad with every single lunch and dinner! and
If you really want to feel an extreme change for the better... add Green smoothies made from fresh leaves and vegetables to your daily routine.
This alone will have a huge impact on your energy and wellness.
Exercise: Just get moving! Try the Five Tibetan Rites Routine... or just start walking... Dancing?
Acid Alkaline Food List