According to experts’ findings, disorders of the acidity and alkalinity of the organism are a prerequisite for many diseases in children and adults. The reason for the increased acidity is usually digestive habits typical of the modern way of life.
This diet aims at establishing a balance, that is, reducing the acidity of the organism in order to improve the general health condition.
+ What is this about?
Acidic acid or alkalinity denotes the so-called. ph value in the range 0 to 14. The value of 7.0 ph is neutral, values from 0 to 7 show the degree of acidity, and 7 to 14 of the alkalinity. It is desirable that the ph value of the human body be confidently based, somewhere in the range of 7.35 to 7.45. All values below or above these are not good for the general state of the organism.
The gross acidity of the organism is caused by diet with certain foods, emotional stress, various poisonings and possible immune response to the body’s wastage of oxygen and nutrients. The defensive mechanism of the body will try to balance the acidity by activating the base minerals. If we did not enter the required amount of minerals in the body, this process is condemned to failure and the resulting increased acidity.
As a result of increased acidity, the ability of the organism to absorb minerals and other nutrients reduces energy production in cells, as well as the regeneration of the damaged. Detoxification from heavy metals has also been impeded and conditions for progression of tumors have been created.
– renews energy
– favorably affects the skin, our biggest organ
– A great way to prevent obesity
– this way of feeding affects the strengthening of immunity,
– it accelerates metabolism,
– a beneficial effect on the digestive system
– reduces the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
– the acidic environment is suitable for the development of malignant cells, which is why this diet is considered as a prevention of this kind of disease.
By studying the literature, we came across the fact that for the neutralization of only one glass of carbonated beverage, which has a 2.5 ph value, only 32 (thirty-two) glasses, the so-called alkaline water whose ph value is about 10, should be drunk. The mentioned alkaline water in our country is not in the wider, commercial use, so we will need even more quantity of mineral water, which is alkaline, but to a lesser extent.
Simply, there is an abnormal system strain and disease. An indication of how serious this can be is the fact that an insignificantly acidic Ph value of 6.9 can be considered acidosis and is sufficient to cause coma and death. The degree of acidity of the body varies throughout the day, depending on the meals consumed and other circumstances. Some of the common symptoms that indicate an increased degree of acidity may be:
+ chronic fatigue,
+ decreasing concentration and memory problems,
+ frequent bacterial and fungal infections,
+ pain in the muscles and joints,
+ problems with diarrhea or constipation,
+ an unusually strong odor of urine,
+ metal taste in the mouth,
+ hair thinning and hair loss, and the like.
* Health disorders due to increased acidity of the body
Mild: acne, dizziness, lack of energy, anxiety, food allergy, joint pain, premenstrual symptoms, dizziness, diarrhea, constipation, mild headache, arrhythmia and tachycardia, intense urine scent.
Middle: Depression, rash, insomnia, colds and flu, bacterial infections with staphylococci and streptococci, migraine, decreased concentration, weaker memory, colon inflammation, hair loss, eczema, psoriasis.
Severe: multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Hodgkin’s disease, tuberculosis and all cancers.
* * Where does this come from?
The most frequent reason for the increased values of acidity of body states the modern diet, which is based on excessive consumption of foods of animal origin – meat, eggs, milk and dairy products. On the other hand, the intake of foods that stimulates alkalinity is reduced, and that is fresh vegetables. In addition, other foods that contribute to acidity, such as white flour and sugar, various soft drinks and coffee are consumed. Artificial chemical sweeteners and medicines exclusively increase acidity.
Start the day with a cup of tea
Herbal teas are ideal for the start of the new day. Mint, rosemary, ginger and other medicinal herbs significantly neutralize acidity in the body and help in the detoxification process.
*** How to balance the diet
Most of the usual portion is given to food that stimulates alkalinity such as vegetables, fruits (fresh, no sweetened or dried), lentils, tofu, almonds, cereals, peppers, mussels, chestnuts, sea algae. In essence, considerably reduce the intake of red meat and meat products, fatty and fried foods full-fat dairy products, baked goods containing yeast, sweet and sweetened juices.
The acidity is also encouraged by the ketchup, mayonnaise and various dressings for salads from industrial production. Pouring a healthy salad from fresh vegetables with some of these common supplements, you are canceling its potential to increase the alkalinity of the body. If you want to practice this diet, you must know that there are no transitional measures, permits or prohibitions. Guidelines for adhering to the acid-alkaline diet do not prohibit the consumption of certain groceries, but are aimed at making it easier to balance.
The more we put in groceries in the body that stimulate acidity, the harder we will establish the balance, because physically it will be impossible to bring in an appropriate amount of groceries that stimulate alkalinity. What we have left is to change some animal and food habits. According to nutritionists’ guidelines, our diet should consist of 60% of foods that stimulate the alkaline environment and 40% of the foods that make acidic if we want to maintain the good already disturbed, we advise a ratio of 80:20 in favor of the “alkaline” groceries.
In order to make sense of the acid-alkaline diet, in addition to changing the food, we must change some other habits. Tobacco, alcoholic beverages, coffee, carbonated juices, narcotic abuse and similar incentives do not in any way favor the maintenance of the optimal balance of the acidity of the body.
Due to the increase in acidity in the body, insufficient water intake is also affected. After warm weather, heavy physical work or exercise can easily lead to dehydration of the body. Reduction of blood pressure, headache, dizziness, muscle cramps, reduced visual field and fainting – these are the most common symptoms of dehydration.
In that case, it is best to drink plain water, little by little, until the optimum volume of blood plasma is recovered. In order to prevent further loss of water through sweating, it is necessary to stop the activities that led to it, to get shelter from the sun, etc. It is important to take these symptoms seriously and timely, and if you need help, because the effects of dehydration can be fatal.
Regardless of the extremely acidic taste, the lemon is actually an alkaline food. A few drops of lemon juice in a glass of water will help to neutralize the acidity of the body. The healthiest way to season the salad is to use lemon juice instead of vinegar of any kind. Keep in mind the following fact – if you add sugar in lemon juice, it will reverse alkalinity.
* From alkaline to acidic
In order to successfully practice the acid-alkaline diet, it is necessary to know the properties of the foods we consume. In the beginning, it is best to have a list at hand, and over time, a habit will be created, both during concluding and when buying. we made the gradation with high alkalinity, through neutral, to high-acid foods. The data on the grocery properties were collected from several places due to mild variations in the measured ph values, so we suggest that you review them in the approximate frame.
Differences are due to different origin, variety, soil condition, agricultural measures, methods of cultivating climatic conditions and other factors that have influenced the production of groceries. It is logical that we can not list all the existing groceries, but this would be the overview of the more basic ones:
Highly alkaline foods: Lemon, lime, lentils, mineral water, onions, pineapple, nectarines, pumpkin seeds, baking soda, raspberries, sea salt, sea algae, sweet potatoes, tangerines, vegetable juices, watermelon.
Foods with moderate alkalinity: Apples (milder varieties), apricots, ruccola, asparagus, beans, broccoli, melon, carob, carrots, Indian walnut, chestnuts, dandelion, endivia, garlic, ginger, grapefruit, herbal teas and aromatic herbs, kombucha, kiwi, mango, olives, parsley, parsnip, peas, pepper, soy sauce, young corn, turnips, dates, papaya, grapes, pears, fresh fruit juices, lettuce (brighter).
Foods with low alkalinity: almonds, apple cider vinegar, sour apples, cauliflower, artichokes, avocado, blackberries, cabbage, cherries, yolks, tomatoes, roots, ginseng, green tea, honey, leeks, mushrooms, pumpkin, quail eggs, sesame seeds, and the like.
Foods with very low alkalinity: alpha-alpha sprouts, avocado oil, bananas, beets, blueberries, celery, coriander, vase, coconut and coconut oil, cucumber, currants, duck eggs, linseed oil, ginger tea, hemp, green salad (darker), cinnamon, pumpkin, strawberries, sunflower seeds, wild rice, tofu, soy milk, tomatoes, goat’s milk and whey.
Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is an alkaline compound that very effectively neutralizes acidity. Experts believe that it protects blood spin and provides an oxygen supply to the tissues. According to some studies, baking soda is very effective in the fight against malignant cells and is used experimentally in the treatment of various cancers. It is traditionally used for detoxification of the body, mixed with lemon juice.
Learn to combine
Poorly combined foods are cooked longer. If it is retained in the body, decomposition and increased acidity occur. Always keep in mind the following:
+ starch and protein, like most foods with high protein content, create very high acidity – avoid the following combinations: bread and potatoes, potatoes and meat, meat and cheese, meat and milk.
+ Always pour the fish with lemon juice
+ Eat them either separately or in fresh salads
+ Do not eat fruit immediately after the meal.
Neutral groceries: butter (fresh, unsalted), sour cream, cow’s milk, yogurt, whey
Foods with very low acidity: brown rice, oilseed oil, dried fruit, figs, fish, gelatin, goat cheese, grape seed oil, maple syrup, pumpkin, sheep cheese, spinach, sunflower oil, chicken, legumes.
Low acidity foods: claims – older cheeses, almond oil, balsamic vinegar, black tea, wild boar meat, buckwheat, blanc, goose meat, lamb, sheep meat, fresh and dried plums, sesame oil, oysters, tapioca , vanilla, wheat, white beans, white rice.
Foods with moderate acidity: corn flour, cream cheese, cranberry, protein, fructose, ketchup, mustard, nutmeg, canned olives, pasta, bread and baked goods, whole peanuts, peanuts, pistachios, veal, squid, pomegranate, coffee.
Highly acidic foods: artificial sweeteners, barley, beef, beer, Brazilian nut, white and brown sugar, cocoa, cottonseed oil, white flour, fried foods, fruit juices, carbonated drinks, hazelnuts, hops, ice cream, puddings , jams, lobster, pasta, bread, pheasant meat, pickles, melted cheese, seafood, table salt, nuts, alcoholic vinegar, wine, yeast.
Within the sour-alkaline diet, the sweetener is recommended Stevia, the relative steavozoid obtained from this plant. It belongs to the foods that cause an alkaline reaction. It is even 300 times sweeter than sugar from sugar beets, it almost does not have caloric value and does not have an effect on the increase in blood sugar. In addition, neither the blood pressure value nor the antibacterial properties is used in the production of toothpaste. In Central and South America it has been used for more than 1500 years.
A little history
With the influence of the diet on the acidity of the organism, the French physiologist from the 19th century, Claude Bernard, began to deal more seriously. Although, despite his expertise on this topic, a causal relationship between the diet, acidity of the organism and the occurrence of some chronic diseases was noted, he first experimentally proved such claims. At the beginning of the 20th century, nutritionists began to deal extensively with this topic, based on Bernard’s achievements, so that today we have fully proven and reliable data on the impact of food on acidity, and hence on the vitality of the organism.