Our eating habits have dramatically changed from nutritious raw foods to highly processed foods very low in nutritional value – in fact our optimum cell function is at risk! Without the proper Acid Alkaline Balance of our body fluids we increase the risk of getting life-threatening or chronic diseases.
The key to regain the body’s ideal blood and body pH is to create a Balance of Alkaline and Acid Forming Foods. However, because of unhealthy eating habits, most North-Americans have lower than neutral pH levels – but as our “normal” pH level is slightly alkaline, e.g. slightly above neutral (7.2 – 7.3), our intake of foods should also reflect this!
Have a Quick but Significant look at the most important Alkaline Foods out there!
In this regard we suggest consuming at least 75-80% of Alkalizing Foods, like green vegetables, sprouts and soy products, and never more than 20-25% of Neutral and Acidifying Foods, such as meat, rolls, fast food etc. The reason for that? By eating alkaline foods our body’s balance will be transformed from dangerously acidic to slightly alkaline!
Here are some simple strategies that may help to gradually balance your pH level:
- Soy milk or almond milk instead of dairy products
- Elimination of red meat and reduction of any chicken or turkey
- Elimination of soft drinks, soda, coffee – alkaline water and alkaline green drinks instead
- Wholewheat products instead of anything containing white flour
- Big salads as a whole meal as often as possible, including tomatoes, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, almonds, avocados with pumpkin, sunflower, or sesame seeds
- No processed, ready made or fast food at all
The table below helps to identify various foods’ pH-level. We have divided our food chart for Alkaline and Acidic Food products into three categories: Foods you should eat in abundance; Foods you should eat moderately; and foods you should try to avoid.
|Healthy Alkaline Foods – Eat lots of them!||Foods you should only consume moderately||Unhealthy Acidic Foods – Try to avoid them!|
French Cut Green Beans
Sprouted Chia Seeds
Sprouted Radish Seeds
Tomato Non-Stored Organic Grains & Legumes
White Beans Nuts
Brazil Nuts Seeds
Wheat Kernel Fats (Cold-Pressed Oils)
Evening Primrose Oil
Flax Seed Oil
Fresh Water Fish
|Meat, Poultry & Fish|
Milk And Milk Products
Barley Malt Syrup
Brown Rice Syrup
Dried Sugar Cane Juice
Packaged Fruit Juice
Sweetened Fruit Juice
Table: pH scale of alkaline and acid forming foods
The more alkaline-forming foods you add to your nutrition, the stronger will be the results. Should you not be able to completely avoid acidic foods, you should at least try to consume as less as possible of them, and instead put more green food and veggies on your plate. Remember that every little step to a more alkaline diet is an improvement to a healthier way of life.
Moreover, you can add green plants nutritional supplements to your diet, which can support you in attaining pH balance in a natural way. Such supplements were developed by Dr. Young, a microbiologist and nutritionist. Over many years he has researched the interrelations between acid wastes inside the body and the development of unhealthy conditions and disease.
His assignment is not only to promote a stronger awareness among people for a proper acid alkaline balance within the body, he has also developed superior products to support the body to naturally decrease its acid levels by alkalizing the cell system.
Alkalosis refers to a condition reducing hydrogen ion concentration of arterial blood plasma (alkalemia). Generally alkalosis is said to occur when arterial pH exceeds 7.45. The opposite condition is acidosis. (Source: Wikipedia)
Acidosis is an increased acidity (i.e. an increased hydrogen ion concentration). If not further qualified, it refers to acidity of the blood plasma. Generally, acidosis is said to occur when arterial pH falls below 7.35, while its counterpart (alkalosis) occurs at a pH over 7.45. Arterial blood gas analysis and other tests are required to separate the main causes. (Source: Wikipedia)