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Acid Alkaline Diet

alkaline-diet-plan-and-free-recipesThe acid alkaline diet, or better known as the alkaline diet, can help you get back the vitality and energy that you had when you were young. It has for me and many thousands of my scubscibers and customers too.

But what is the acid alkaline diet exactly? Since is rise to prominence in recent years, this healthy diet regime has been given so many different definitions and has been used in so many different ways that it’s hard to separate what’s fact and what’s made up.

Simply put, however, it’s a kind of dietary protocol in which you eat foods that leave an alkaline residue when metabolised. It extensively promotes keeping a diet that is mostly dominated by veggies, some fruits, legumes, nuts, roots, and tubers.

How to determine what constitutes the acid alkaline diet

To help us understand what makes an effective acid alkaline diet, let’s take a look at the two substances that make up this diet: acid and alkaline. What is an acid? By scientific definition, which most of us can probably recall from high school chemistry classes, acids are substances that can turn litmus paper to red, has a sour taste, and releases hydrogen ions chemically. The concentration of these hydrogen ions determine the strength/weakness of acidic substances. Alkaline, on the other hand, turns litmus paper blue, has a bitter taste, and chemically accepts hydrogen ions. The stronger an alkaline substance is, the higher its pH level will be.

The chart below shows our body's optimum blood pH at 7.35 - slightly alkaline

acid-alkaline-diet-phscaleThere are four nutrition-related acid/alkaline balance factors: the balance of acidity/alkalinity of food before they are eaten, the balance of acid and alkaline in bodily fluids and the blood, the effects of such food after they are metabolised, and the acid and alkaline chemistry of digestion. The idea is to ingest meal that is both acid and alkaline, as both have properties that are beneficial to the body but at a 30:70 ratio respectively.

The problem is, most of our current eating habits in the Western world are highly acid-forming. Like frequently drinking sodas and coffee (probably two of the most popular and commonly consumed beverages all over the world), plus eating dominantly meat-and-poultry meals, for example. Add that to the fact that consuming alkaline-forming foods is not exactly a popular choice. Acidosis happens, and catabolic damages are increased and sped up, and anabolic repairs in the body are hindered.

The best way to avoid such metabolic disasters is to keep to a sensible acid alkaline diet, which translates to eating less meat and dairy and more vegetables, healthy Omega 3 oils and some fruits. By making these changes to your diet, your body is able to bolster its immune system more efficiently, plus, metabolism is improved as well. This not only gives you more energy, it helps you lose weight—and keep it off—in a healthy way. When you stick to an eating regimen as healthy as a balanced, acid alkaline diet, you’re sure to increase your energy and vitality.

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