You Getting Enough Alkaline Foods in Your Diet?
health depends on an alkaline environment, created by
eating foods such as greens, tomatoes, and avocados...striking
the optimum 80/20 balance and regulating your body's
acid/alkaline chemistry through simple changes in diet
can result in weight loss, increased stamina and strength,
a stronger immune system and a greater sense of wellbeing.'
we become so out of balance?
of societal changes, millions of pounds of marketing spend and
we, as a race, are now facing more dietary based health challenges
than ever before. It is no coincidence that the rapidly growing
numbers of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes correlate
almost exactly with the rise in consumption of acid forming foods
such as sugars, saturated fats, and white breads. At the
same time our consumption of fresh vegetables and essential fatty
acids has decreased dramatically, making way for convenience and
a generation hooked on sugary treats.
This is not
as difficult or as technical as it sounds. When we talk
about eating alkaline foods or starting an alkaline diet we are
referring to consuming those foods and drink which have an alkaline
effect on the body. This effect is based upon the ash residue
that remains after our foods are consumed. Some foods leave
an acid ash, whereas others leave an alkaline ash. Conveniently
for us, our bodies have been designed to categorise which foods
leave which kind of ash into neat and easy to remember groups.
Of course, everybody
is different - but most of us should aim to eat 75-80%
alkaline foods and a maximum
acid forming foods.
The following list will help guide you to alkaline foods and successfully begin and maintain an alkaline lifestyle.
List of Alkaline
and Acid Foods
Grasses (wheat, straw, barley, dog, kamut etc.)
Watermelon (is neutral)
Other Seafood (apart from occasional oily fish such as salmon)
Fresh vegetable juice
Pure water (distilled, reverse osmosis, ionised)
Lemon water (pure water + fresh lemon or lime).
Non-sweetened Soy Milk
Condiments (Tomato Sauce, Mayonnaise etc.)
Seeds, Nuts & Grains
Any sprouted seed
Fats & Oils
Margarine (worse than Butter)
Fats & Oils
Oil Blends (such as Udos Choice)
Sprouts (soy, alfalfa, mung bean, wheat, little radish ,
chickpea, broccoli etc)
Bragg Liquid Aminos (Soy Sauce Alternative)
All fruits aside from those listed in the alkaline column.
Seeds & Nuts
Stick to salads, fresh vegetables and healthy nuts and oils. Try
to consume plenty of raw foods and at least 2-3 litres of clean,
pure water daily.
Steer clear of fatty meats, dairy, cheese, sweets, chocolates,
alcohol and tobacco. Packaged foods are often full of hidden
offenders and microwaved meals are full of sugars and salts. Over
cooking also removes all of the nutrition from a meal!
It may be very
useful for you to see where you are now, and to test your alkalinity
at various stages during your transition to an alkaline diet. For
dietary testing, try
To boost your
alkalinity, we also offer a range of alkalizing products, as follows: