acid alkaline foods

Advocates of the alkaline acid diet recommend a diet made up of more alkaline foods than acid foods. Typically, the suggested ratio of alkaline to acidic foods is 80:20. Our bodies need alkaline foods to counteract acidic conditions in our bodies, e.g. acidosis. It can also be used if you are searching for acid reflux treatments. The alkaline acid diet is what most people would simply consider a healthy diet as it consists mainly of fresh fruits and vegetables which are alkaline forming foods.

To eat more alkaline foods we have to know what they are. There are many food charts available on the internet. Often though their information is slightly contradictory. However by looking at a variety of food charts you can get a general picture of which foods are in the acid and alkaline forming groups. Generally, fruits and vegetables have an alkaline ash, however there are exceptions to this rule. For example, cranberries and prunes often appear within the acid forming food lists. Highly alkaline fruits are watermelon, dried figs and rasins. Spinach is one of the most alkalizing vegetables. Almost any vegetable has a mild to high alkaline “ash”. Asparagus and brussel sprouts appear to be two of the exceptions.

Overall, increasing your consumption of fruit and vegetables has a variety of health benefits over and above the alkalizing effect it has on the body. Eating a higher percentage of alkaline foods likely means you will eat less foods of poor nutritional quality. This displacement of processed foods high in salt, sugar and additives will have a double beneficial effect. More good food and less rubbish making you feel healthier and more energetic. Eating an alkaline breakfast is a great start to the day, setting you up to begin your day with loads of energy.

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  1. Alkaline foods in the morning « alkaline acid diet Says:

    […] alkaline acid diet breakfast menu is basically what we would all consider healthy eating. Eating alkaline food is a great option at breakfast time to start the day on the right […]

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