Curious to learn everything about the alkaline diet plan, the effect pH has on your body, what foods and drinks are acid or alkaline, what are the signs of acidity?

Then keep reading as I’ve gathered really cool stuff in this jam-packed article only for you!

Let’s start with two major concepts:

 

WHAT ARE pH AND A HIGH ALKALINE DIET PLAN?

These two concepts are the base, the foundation of the whole topic. I try to explain them in the easiest way possible.

First of all, the abbreviation pH means literally “potential of hydrogen“.

Simply put, it’s a numeric scale that you can use from soil chemistry to foods and drinks.

You use it to measure the level of acidity: 1 is the most acid, 6 almost neutral and alkalinity: 8 is sub-alkaline, 14 the most basic value.

In the middle, you have 7 that means neutrality. 

Let’s do an example: think about your body as a balance.

Everything you eat or drink can be very poor or rich in minerals and vitamins like swiss chard or spinach.

Their features help to keep your body’s pH neutral or slightly alkaline.

That’s the goal!

On the contrary, foods rich in high fats make your body more acidic.

At this point, the minerals and vitamins needed for keeping your pH at 7,4 are “stolen” from your organs and bones.

Therefore, this process represents just more stress for your body.

While your body can handle the sporadic amount of acid, in the long run, you consume your alkaline reserve and get many illnesses typical of the Western world.

Your body is unique and often it’s difficult to realize what effects have your daily choices on a deeper level.

That’s because your cells, tissues or organs don’t text you saying they need more minerals or vitamins.

So you have to provide for them!

At the end of the day to be really healthy your body, on the whole, MUST keep the pH level neutral or slightly alkaline.

The same pH of your blood, 7,36. Always.

One way or another.

 

Here you are: the answer, in this case, is actually a high alkaline diet plan.

With the alkaline diet plan, it’s all about COMPENSATING the number of fatty foods, salt, sugar and other preservatives that fill most of the food on shelves.

Foods that increase acidity in your body.

I repeat: COMPENSATING the acidity you get from the junk food, salt, sugar and other additives.

Just remember: your body will ALWAYS get the pH within the strict range of 7- 7.5 no matter what it takes.

By saying this, I mean that it’ll sacrifice your long-term wellbeing and be causing even very serious diseases.

 

What can you help preventing?

To give you an idea, alkaline foods can help you fighting and preventing: arrhythmia, arthritis, disorders of the immune system.

Inflammations (essential to prevent them!), high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, weak bones (1, 2, 3 ), the functions of the cell signaling itself, ulcer and reflux.

(You can learn more about benefits and prevention in this article.)

 

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HOW DO YOU INCREASE ALKALINITY in your body with the Alkaline diet plan:

Just to be crystal clear and to sink well the concept, your body compensates the acidity or alkalinity on the whole.

All things considered, the “Alkaline diet plan” is not just a method to increase your alkalinity (again, your whole pH will always be around 7-7,4),

but a great way for prevention, the long-term prevention that’s what makes the difference on the long run.

Your body may respond a little bit different than everybody else when speaking about “what’s the best thing to eat”.

Although there’s no “one fits all solution”, it’s all about balance and it’s great to stick at least to the 70/30 rule.

Do a concrete effort to increase your intake of alkaline fruits and vegetables (I’ve listed them here below).

Reducing the acid one and be hydrated all day long it’s especially relevant.

 

WHICH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES ARE ALKALINE?

As you approach this shift in your food habits it’s normal to crave for some sweet and greedy snacks you used to eat.

That’s because your body needs some time to readjust how to deal with the low amount of sugar that you now intake.

(As you’ll see sugar is acid and it’s simply everywhere!).

Be patient.

 

If you are committed and want to know how it’s possible to have 23 functional fruits and veggie combined together by a great scientific advisory board to assure you the proper intake of the antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that your body does not produce but needs every single day:

Get my FREE GUIDE where you’ll dig deep into these alkaline foods benefits to keep your body in balance with its natural pH!

 

Here you are a list of many types of fruit and vegetables great for your alkaline diet plan:

HIGH ALKALINE:

Lemon (even though it’s acid it has LOTS of great properties and it’s considered alkaline 4). Lime, Lotus Root, Nectarine, Persimmon, Raspberry, Pumpkin Seeds, Dulse, Seaweed, Onions, Lentils, Watermelon. Sweet Potatoes, Vegetable Juices, Avocado, Banana, sour cherry, fresh Coconut. Figs (raw and dried), fresh Coconut, sesame oil, marine lipids, flaxseed oil.

 

QUITE ALKALINE:

Broccoli, Carrots, Carob, Apple, Apricots, Asparagus, Arugula, Dewberry, Chestnut, Garlic, fresh Ginger. Honeydew, Loganberry, Kiwi, Kambucha, Citrus, green leaves vegetables. Mango, Olives, Peas, Pepper, Raspberries, soy sauce. Turnip, Spices, fresh sweet corn, Kale, passion fruit, Parsley, Plums. Watermelon, Strawberries, Redcurrant. Peach, Papaya. Mango, Grapefruits, fresh Gooseberry, Grapes, Goji berries, Apricots, Blueberry. Blackberry, Blackcurrant. Currant, sunflower oil, Cantaloupe, Acai berry, Clementines.

 

LOW ALKALINE:

Cabbage, Sherry, eggplant, Almonds, sour apples, Ginseng, Celery, coconut oil, Currant. Cucumber, olive oil, Orange. Quinoa, Pear, Peach, Pickles, green tea, herbs. Honey, Mushrooms, Oats. Ghee, Brussel sprouts, Lettuce, Sunflower seeds, Raisin, wild rice, Watercress.

 

HOW DO YOU INCREASE ACIDITY IN YOUR BODY?

Try to include only the 25/30% of acid foods in your diet, here you are the second part of the acidic foods I’ve gathered for you.

 

HIGH ACID:

Beef, Beer, Bread (above all the white one), brown sugar, cottonseed oil, fried foods, fruit juices with sugar, ice cream. Beef, Barley, Hazelnuts, Hop, Jam, black tea, Soda. Veal, canned sardines, canned tuna, Pork. Sugar, soft drinks, salt, processed cheese, seafood, Soybeans, Wine, sweetened yogurt, Walnuts, Lobsters. Pheasant, white vinegar, artificial sweeteners, pickled vegetables, Yeast, Liquor, Malt.

 

QUITE ACID: 

Tortillas, whole-grain bread, whole-meal bread, Soy sauce, Mustard, basmati rice, Coffee, Corn. eggs white, green peas, Ketchup, Mayonnaise. Miso, Mustard. Cheese (from all kinds of milk), Quark. Oat bran, Lard, Legumes, Mussels, Fructose, Popcorn. Whole-grain pasta. Rye, Squid, sparkling water, Mandarin Orange, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Rosehip, Palm oil, Soy milk.

 

LOW ACID: 

Homogenized milk, balsamic, vinegar, brown rice, Butter, Coconut, Curry, Dates, dry fruits, maple syrup, rye bread. Cream, fruit juice (natural), spring water, Butter, Mollusks, Deer, Spinach, Rhubarb, Organs, Zucchini, meat in general, Wax beans, Spelt, Margarine, Millet.

 

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WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF ACIDITY IN YOUR BODY?

Signs of acidity could be weight gain, skin problems, ulcer, non-specific pains above all in bones and joints, fatigue and muscle weakness.

Following the “Western diet” with all the processed foods you risk to promote liver problems (5), heart disease (6), cancer (7), reflux.

Therefore, again minerals (8) are taken from your bones.

Most important, these processes happen every single day, hour, minute as your body works 24/7.

At this point, I think you understand better how, aside from fancy diets, it’s really all connected.

You may call it “high alkaline diet plan” or a more organic approach, but at the end of the day it’s just being more conscious and understanding better what is best for your body.

 

The problem is very often the lack of time to cook and prepare in advance your lunch box to bring with you to the office.

You come back late at night, forgot about your greens stocked in the fridge, and the easiest solution is grabbing some sort of precooked food with some sauces or alike and scoffing it down.

I perfectly understand these moments!

I had the same problems too! 

Firstly, you want not only to eat more alkaline foods but also be sure to have the right intake of minerals and vitamins optimizing your pH.

Secondly, at least you have to make an effort to prepare easy meals like mixed salads with tomatoes, carrots, kale, olives and so on.

Most of all, in the last decades, food has lost LOTS of nutrients!

You can check this fact with lots of nutritional charts online.

 

supplementation ad hoc is a great remedy associated with correct lifestyle!

If you are committed and want to know how it’s possible to have 23 functional fruits and veggie combined together by a great scientific advisory board to assure you the proper intake of the antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that your body does not produce but needs every single day:

Get my FREE GUIDE where you’ll dig deep into these alkaline foods benefits to keep your body in balance with its natural pH!

 

 

THE ALKALINE DIET TO BALANCE YOUR pH

At this point, you don’t really need a very specific alkaline diet plan with lots of celebrity chef recipes.

You need to TAKE ACTION and be more aware, have more insights about these healthier food options.

I want to tell you about many benefits you can take from these alkaline fruits and vegetables I’ve selected for you

(You get them covered in my FREE GUIDE) :

 

  • SWISS CHARD, CAULIFLOWERS, BROCCOLI, SPINACH, COLLARD GREENS. They are very rich in Vitamins A, C, K, iron, magnesium, potassium, fiber, and lutein that prevents DNA damage (9).

 

  • LEMON. Although it’s acid, it has lots of Vitamin C. Lemon water increases the absorption of some minerals like iron (10). It has antioxidants that help to prevent inflammations and the accumulation of plaque (11), and it strengths the immune system.

 

  • WATERMELON and MELON. Within these amazing fruits, you find water and fibers for your digestion, beta-carotene for eye health and potassium great for memory, blood pressure, muscle movements, and lycopene for prostate and bone health (12).

 

These are just examples of how many benefits you can have to introduce more vegetables and alkaline fruits into your daily habits.

Remember, you experience more and live better your life and golden age by taking the right decisions every day.

It’s not just about your genes or the latest popular diet among the celebrities.

It’s what you chose to do every single day.

What you eat is a constant step in one direction (vibrant, healthier and alkaline version of you) or in the other (inactive, maybe an overweight and acid version of you).

If you, like me, are committed and want to have every nutrient every day:

GET MY FREE GUIDE and learn what’s the best solution!

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