April 4, 2012

pHat pH... by Jac

Alkaline foods are the phattest, most excellent foods for the body. Most people don't understand the alkaline diet (or way of life) or how it works. In fact, some people have never even heard of it. Lucky for all of us, the concept is really quite simple.

In this day and age, it's easy to eat foods that are high in sugar, fat, and cholesterol. No matter how you try, these foods will never provide you with the proper nutrition your body needs to maintain homeostasis, or balance. 

Eating an alkaline diet takes us back. It focuses in on fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy whole grains, wholesome protein sources such as soy, beans and legumes, and healthy oils such as canola, olive and flax seed. 

These foods may be either alkaline or acid in their natural state, but they all produce an "alkaline ash" once digested and metabolized by the body. When the body's pH is kept at a slightly alkaline level, all the systems can work more efficiently.

The pH level of the body has the ability to affect every single cell of the body. When the blood has an alkaline pH, it will have a positive effect on the brain, circulatory system, nerves, muscles, respiratory system, digestive system, and reproductive system. 

When the pH level is too acidic, it causes our bodies to be susceptible to many diseases and problems: weight gain, heart disease, premature aging, fatigue, nerve issues, allergies, muscle disease and cancer. Since all these problems are more likely to occur when the body is too acidic, it makes sense to eat a diet rich in alkalizing foods. The goal is to eat about 75–80 percent alkaline foods and 20–25 percent acidifying  foods. And don't worry, it's much easier than it sounds. 

Most fresh fruits and vegetables are excellent choices. Red meat, not so much. But you can add plenty of protein to your meals using soy products, delicious beans, legumes, and nuts such as almonds. You should eliminate unhealthy fats from your diet, but you can use good fats such as olive, canola, and flax seed oil. 

High fat dairy products should be avoided, but you can drink soy milk and goat's milk. Cheeses made from soy milk and goats milk would also be good choices. Replace the empty calories of soda with delicious herbal tea or lemon water.

Substitute pasta with healthy whole grains such as wild rice, millet and quinoa. When sweetening your foods, use natural products such as raw sugar, Stevia and maple sugar. 

If you'd like to discover more about how the alkaline diet works and why alkaline foods are highly recommended for your health, click here: http://jaxtay.alkadiet.hop.clickbank.net?foodchart=1

If you are only interested in the chart, click on "List of Alkaline Foods" underneath the image for the Alkaline Food Chart just off to the right (sidebar) of this blog.

Let's get pHat, with terrifical pH!! 

1 comment:

  1. The pH range is from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Anything below 7 is acidic (low on oxygen) and anything above 7 is alkaline. The blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid in the human body are designed to be slightly alkaline at a pH of 7.4. Cancer cells become dormant at a pH slightly above 7.4 and will die at pH8.5 while healthy cells will live. For more information you must familiarize thew acid alkaline food chart.