Monday, 4 April 2011

Acid Alkaline Diet: Where to Start? By Dominic

To begin an alkaline diet it is important to start consuming alkalising foods and drinks while eliminating acidifying foods and drinks from your diet. As a rough guide you should try to include some of the following: 

Foods that Alkalise (alkalize): 

Spinach, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, celery, cucumber, lettuce, courgette, cabbage, greens, swede, squash (summer, butternut, yellow etc), peppers, chili, tomato, onion, garlic, chickpeas, pinto beans, kidney beans, spring onion, root ginger 

Salads:Lettuce, spinach, celery, cucumber, nuts (aside from peanuts and cashews), seeds, avocado, carrots etc. 

Herbs & Spices: Basil, parsley, mint, coriander, ginger, cumin etc. 

Essential Fats: Flax/Linseed, Evening Primrose, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil or an oil blend such as Udo' Choice 

Fruits: ONLY - Lemons, Lime, Grapefruit, Watermelon, Tomato, Avocado - all other fruits to be used quite sparingly 

Grasses: Wheat, barley, kamut, lemon, shave etc.

Sprouts: Alfalfa, mung bean, broccoli, radish, wheat, lentil, fenugreek etc. 

Dips and Sauces: Pesto, hummus, tahini, guacamole etc.

Foods/substances that Acidify:-  
Dairy Products
Meat (aside from occasional coldwater fish)
Wheat (aside from sprouts or wheatgrass)
Fruit (apart from those mentioned above)
'Bad' fats (saturated, trans fatty acids, hydrogenated)
Junk/ Processed foods
Fizzy drinks
Peanuts and Cashews 
Pasta and White Rice 

The most effective way to reverse the trend of over-acidification and to create a more harmonious acid alkaline balance is tocleanse the body of toxins and rapidly create an alkaline environment in which the body can heal itself. Cleansing and beginning an alkaline diet is a natural, holistic method of healing in which the body detoxifies itself and regenerates healthy vibrant cells, effectively becoming more alkaline and less acid.

Cleansing can put an individual one year ahead in the healing process!

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