Alkalising your body many believe to be fundamental to optimal wellness and weight loss, mental clarity, vitality, and healthy ageing. Many consider an acidic body unhealthy. The Alkalising Diet seems to be still popular, and for a perfect reason. This diet is all about removing foods which have an acidic effect on your body. Filling your diet with foods which have an alkalising effect seems to be beneficial to your health and as a health copywriter I often suggest it is. Some experts even suggest that acid accumulation in the body may cause disease. When the body becomes too acidic, we're more likely to suffer from many health conditions including; acne and rosacea, anxiety, osteoporosis, weight gain aches and pain or a weight loss plateau.
How To Alkalise Your Body
A trendy eating plan in this field of health is a 14-day diet and mindful eating plan (The Alkaline Cure Series). Dr Stehpan Domenig suggests that many of us may feel sluggish and bloated because our diet is far too acidic. Dr Stephan Domenig, Medical Director at The Original F.X. Mayr Health Center, explains how opting for more alkaline foods can help us lose weight, gain energy and feel younger. The Alkaline Cure is a clinically-approved plan to enhance all aspects of your mental and physical health. It includes a simple-to-follow 14-day diet plan with 40 delicious recipes that will revitalise your health, reboot your metabolism and slow down signs of ageing. The alkaline approach encourages mindful eating, and aside from lasting weight loss, proven benefits include: clearer skin, increased energy, strengthened the immune system, reduced signs of ageing, improved metabolism and optimised digestive health.
When we metabolise foods, they create an ash residue in our body. This ash can be acidic or alkaline or neutral. Choosing foods which leave alkaline ash, we may be able to alkalise your diet, thus improve your health.
Generally, acidic foods may include meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, grains, and alcohol. Alkaline foods include some fruits, nuts, legumes and vegetables. For example, cucumbers and lemons may promote alkalinity in the body. Foods which may have an alkaline or acidic effect on our body.
ALKALINE FOODS - INCREASE
VEGETABLES: ARTICHOKE, ASPARAGUS, BARLEY GRASS, BEETROOT, BRUSSELS SPROUT, CABBAGE, CARROT, CAULIFLOWER, CELERY, CHIVE, CUCUMBER, GARLIC, GREEN BEANS, KALE, LEEK, LETTUCE, ONION, PARSLEY, PEA, RADISH, SPINACH, SPIRULINA, SWEET POTATO, TURNIP, WATERCRESS, WHEATGRASS, ZUCCHINI
FRUITS: APPLE, AVOCADO, BANANA, BLUEBERRIES, CHERRY, DATE, FIG, GRAPEFRUIT, GRAPE, KIWIFRUIT, LEMON, LIME, ORANGE, MANGO, MELON, PAPAYA, PEAR, PINEAPPLE, TOMATO, WATERMELON
FATS & OILS: AVOCADO, BORAGE, CANOLA/RAPESEED, COCONUT, EVENING PRIMROSE, FLAXSEED, HEMP, OLIVE, UDO’S CHOICE, OILY FISH
GRAINS: AMARANTH, MILLET, WILD RICE
DAIRY: ALMOND MILK, BREAST MILK, GOATS MILK, GOATS CHEESE, SOY MILK, SOY CHEESE
DRINKS: FRESH VEGETABLE JUICE, GINGER TEA, GREEN DRINK, HERBAL TEA, LEMON WATER, PURE WATER, VEGETABLE BROTH
NUTS & SEEDS: ALMONDS, CUMIN SEEDS, FLAXSEEDS, LENTILS, PUMPKIN, SESAME, SPELT, SUNFLOWER, SPROUTED SEEDS
SWEETENERS: RAW HONEY, RAW SUGAR, RICE SYRUP, STEVIA
MISC: BRAGGS LIQUID AMINOS (SOY SAUCE ALTERNATIVE), CHOCOLATE, HUMMUS, SPROUTED SEEDS (MUNG, SOY, ALFALFA, WHEAT, LITTLE RADISH, CHICKPEA, BROCCOLI), TAHINI, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
ACIDIC FOODS - LIMIT
MEATS: BEEF, CHICKEN, LAMB, PORK, SHELLFISH, SEAFOOD
FRUITS: BLACKBERRIES, CRANBERRIES, FRUIT JUICE, PLUM, PRUNE, PROCESSED FRUIT, RHUBARB, SOUR CHERRIES
FATS & OILS: CORN OIL, MARGARINE, HYDROGENATED OILS, SATURATED FATS, SUNFLOWER OIL, VEGETABLE OIL
GRAINS: BROWN RICE, BUCKWHEAT, CORN, OATS, PASTA, RYE, SPELT, SPROUTED WHEAT BREAD, WHEAT, WHITE RICE, WHITE FLOUR
DAIRY: CHEESE, CREAM, EGG, HOMOGENISED MILK, RAW MILK, YOGHURT, ICE CREAM
DRINKS: BEER, BLACK TEA, COFFEE, DAIRY SMOOTHIES, FIZZY DRINKS, FRUIT JUICES, MILK, SOFT DRINKS, SPIRITS, TEA
NUTS & SEEDS: CASHEW, PEANUT, PECAN, PISTACHIO, PUMPKIN SEED, SUNFLOWER SEED, WALNUT
SWEETENERS: ASPARTAME, BROWN SUGAR, EQUAL, MOLASSES, NUTRASWEET, PROCESSED HONEY, WHITE SUGAR
MISC: BALSAMIC VINEGAR, BISCUITS, MAYONNAISE, TAMARI, TOMATO SAUCE, SOY SAUCE
LEGUMES: KIDNEY BEANS, LIMA BEANS, NAVY BEANS, PINTO BEANS
Alkalising Your Body
Juicing may have the ability to energise, alkalise, detox, and rejuvenate the body. Green vegetable juices fill you with beneficial nutrients and antioxidants. I love the green smoothies. Only because of the convenience and less mess. Relaxing and de-stressing are helpful for alkalising the body. Many studies suggest that stress may be acidic to the body. How to manage stress is such a personal job, but it is worth trying new techniques to add to your 'stress management' toolkit. I find practising yoga, swimming, and walking works wonders for balancing stress. Nourishing whole foods which have an alkalising effect on my bodies pH levels does help.
3 organic celery stalks
1 Lebanese cucumber (peeled if not organic)
2 stems of kale
1⁄4 fennel bulb
1 lemon, peeled
1 green apple
1⁄2 inch slice of ginger
1/2 inch slice of turmeric
Mint or Coriander
Put all ingredients in your juicer and enjoy. To make this into a smoothie add to a blender. I like to substitute the slice of turmeric and ginger with powdered version.
Generally speaking most of us in today's society may need to work on alkalising our diets. Before making any significant changes to your diet and lifestyle, please consult your professional healthcare provider first. We are trying to inspire and motivate a healthier lifestyle. We aim to broadcast our message through insightful news, engaging facts, whole food recipes, and thought-provoking interviews. In collaboration with top health consultants, mindful souls, and geeky scientific studies, we are pushing the conversation forward.