About Alkaline Diet
Fit and slim, fountain of energy and less sleep, positive attitude and so on – we are designed to be healthy all our life!
“Let Your Food Be Your Medicine, And Your Medicine Be Your Food” said a wise Hippocrates. I experienced on my self these magic words.
Robert O. Young suggests in his book pH Miracle: “Human body is alkaline by design, and acidic by function. What that means in practice is that the body needs alkaline fuel, and that acids are created as a by-product of all human activity”(p.11-12; book edition 2010). So when we move, breath, think, even sleep we producing acid that we need to rid of. If the body become overacidic it tells you in many ways like very common overweight or even underweight, fatigue and headaches, foggy thinking etc.
That’s why it’s so important to support your body’s alkaline design!
Alkaline food gives us energy & vitality and helps to neutralize acids created on a daily basic from moving, acidic food, stress, breathing, and so on. This theory, based on the work of Louis Pasteur in the late 1800s, makes a perfect sense for me!
So, I choose consciously to eat alkaline food and do a right combination with acidic food. I choose to be healthy! The best part is I LOVE IT☺
Vegetables, fruits and greens are perfect food for us. It’s electrically charged and most of them are alkaline on the pH scale from 0 to 14 with 7 being neutral. Above 7 is alkaline and below 7 is acid. E.g. broccoli, tomatoes, cabbage, spinach, kale are alkaline. They supports our health, they gives us energy and don’t require extra energy from us to digest them. On the other hand chicken, sugar, bread and coffee are very acidic and needed to be neutralized which takes energy and our own resources like Sodium Bicarbonate.
What can I eat then?
If you are new to this way of eating here is the simple rule for you:
Try to eat 70/30 better yet 80/20 (visually on your plate): 70% of your meal are alkaline foods and 30% acidic.
Let’s have some pasta, piece of fish/grains/pizza (30%) and a big colorful yummy salad with avocado and sun-dried tomatoes (70%).
The alkaline part of your meal (70%) helps to digest and neutralize your 30%. And you will feel much more energetic and happy!