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02/ 01/ 2013

Alkaline For m ing Foods For A Balanced And Healt hy Diet

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Alkaline Forming Foods For A Balanced And Healthy Diet In previous posts, we have discussed the importance of creating the correct pH levels within our bodies in order to promote an environment in which cancer cells, viruses, bacteria and fungi are unable to thrive. In order to develop a healthy and neutral pH state, our pH level needs to be around 7.4 on the scale from 1 to 14, with 1 being Acidic and 14 being alkaline. At this level, our bodies are able to function more effectively and fight off any potential chronic diseases. When our pH levels are out of balance and drop below 7.4, our system becomes more acidic (Acidosis) and forces our body to extract essential vitamins such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium from vital organs, bones and teeth in order to neutralize the effect of the Acidosis. This in turn causes a form of corrosion within our bodies and if undetected over a prolonged period of time, can lead to the onset of many serious illnesses. Alkaline Foods and Cancer As we know, Cancerous cells thrive and multiply within a low oxygen and acidic environment. Research has also shown that terminally ill cancer patients typically have an acidity level of around 1,000 times those of healthy individuals. This proves to highlight how vital it is to maintain the right pH balance of our cells and tissues so that cancer and other diseases are unable to exist.

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Alkaline For m ing Foods For A Balanced And Healt hy Diet

The Dangers of Acidosis Acidosis can manifest itself in many ways and can be identified by the following symptoms and illnesses. Reduces the body’s ability to absorb vital minerals and other nutrients Limits the energy production of the cells Leads to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, tuberculosis, high blood pressure and many forms of Cancer. Allows cancer tumour cells to multiply Increases susceptibility to fatigue Accelerates premature aging including wrinkles, poor eyesight, memory loss and other common signs of aging. Can cause anxiety, diarrhea, diabetes, headaches, hyperactivity, insomnia, nervousness, weight gain, rapid heartbeat and hypertension. Decreases brain functionality Interferes with oxygen delivery to the cells Understanding Alkaline Foods and Alkaline FORMING Foods When we say alkaline or acid food, what we are referring to is it’s levels of acid or alkaline prior to being digested and processed by the body. What we are interested in, are the foods that are alkaline forming. What this means is the foods that end up alkaline after they are processed. So a food could initially be primarily acidic, but after processing the result is alkaline. www. budwigcent er . com / blog/ alkaline- f or m ing- f oods- f or - a- balanced- and- healt hy- diet /

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Alkaline For m ing Foods For A Balanced And Healt hy Diet

List of Alkaline Forming Foods The good news, is that by incorporating alkaline forming foods into our daily diet, we able to eliminate acidosis and create a healthy environment that is inhospitable to disease. The alkaline producing food list below includes a large number of the most common foods that are highly alkalizing and of which will help to put you on the right track in obtaining that perfect pH balance of 7.4. It is also important to note that raw foods are generally more alkaline than cooked foods. - ALKALIZING FRUITS Highly Alkaline (pH 8.5 – 9.0) Blackberries, Cantaloupe Melons, Dates (Dried), Figs (Dried), Grapes, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi Fruit, Lemons, Limes, Mango, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Pears, Pineapple, Raisins, Tangerines, Watermelon Moderately Alkaline (pH 7.5 – 8.0) Apples, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas (Ripe), Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Black Currants, Currants, Gooseberries, Grapefruit, Guavas, Nectarines, Oranges, Peaches, Persimmons, Strawberries, Tangerines Low Alkaline (pH 7.0 – 7.25) Bananas (unripe), Cherries, Coconut, Raspberries, Tomatoes Neutral Alkaline (pH 6.75 – 7.25) Blueberries, Plums, Prunes, Rhubarb - ALKALIZING VEGETABLES Highly Alkaline (pH 8.5 – 9.0) www. budwigcent er . com / blog/ alkaline- f or m ing- f oods- f or - a- balanced- and- healt hy- diet /

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Alkaline For m ing Foods For A Balanced And Healt hy Diet

Alfalfa Grass, Alfalfa Sprouts, Asparagus, Barley Grass, Collard Greens, Dandelion, Endive, Sorrel, Spirulina, Watercress, Wheat Grass Moderately Alkaline (pH 7.5 – 8.0) Beets, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard Greens, Corn (sweet), Green Beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Parsnips, Pumpkins, Red Radishes, Spinach, String Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Zucchini/Courgette Low Alkaline (pH 7.0 – 7.25) Artichokes(Jerusalem), Brussel Sprouts, Cucumbers, Eggplant / Aubergine, Green Cabbage, Leeks, Mushrooms, Okra, Olives, Onions, Peas (Fresh), Red Cabbage, Savoy Cabbage, White Cabbage, White Radish Neutral Alkaline (pH 6.75 – 7.25) Artichokes (Globe), Horseradish, Lentils, Lima Beans - ALKALIZING PROTEIN Almonds, Chestnuts, Millet, Tempeh (fermented), Tofu (fermented), Whey Protein Powder - ALKALIZING DAIRY Buttermilk, Cottage Cheese, Milk (Raw), Whey - ALKALIZING ALGAE’S Spirulina, Chlorella, Hijiki, Wakame, Nori - ALKALIZING OIL Flaxseed Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Olive Oil, Canola Oil, Avocado Oil - ALKALIZING SWEETENERS Maple Syrup, Raw Honey, Stevia - ALKALIZING DRINKS Fresh Fruit Juice, Ginger Tea, Ginseng Tea, Green Tea, Herbal Tea, Mineral Water, Vegetable Juice - ALKALIZING MINERALS Calcium, Cesium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sea Salt, Sodium - ALKALIZING HERBS AND SPICES Cayenne, Chillies, Chilli, Pepper, Chives, Cinnamon, Curry, Garlic, Ginger (Fresh), Herbs (All), Miso, Mustard, Parsley, Pepper, Sea Salt, Tamari - ALKALIZING NUTS AND SEEDS Almonds, Brazil, Cashews, Chestnuts, Flax Seeds, Macadamia, Pumpkin Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Squash Seeds, Sunflower Seeds www. budwigcent er . com / blog/ alkaline- f or m ing- f oods- f or - a- balanced- and- healt hy- diet /

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Alkaline For m ing Foods For A Balanced And Healt hy Diet

Common Alkaline Food Questions What percentage of my diet intake should be alkaline? As a guide, your diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acidic forming foods. If you need to recover your pH balance it is advisable to have an intake of 80% alkaline forming foods. Why eat alkaline foods? As mentioned previously, a healthy body should have a pH balance of around 7.4 so that it can fight off cancer and other serious illnesses. By adopting a diet plan that incorporates a high level of alkaline foods, our bodies are able to function more efficiently due to the increase in alkalinity. Can you eat acid and alkaline foods at the same meal? Yes, you can. It’s important to understand that although some foods are acidic, they are still important to our diets and depending on which foods you are talking about, they will need to be consumed in order to help maintain a happy balanced diet and to obtain other necessary nutrients. Are Lemons Alkaline or Acidic? Many people believe that Lemons are acidic and they would be right. Lemons do contain citric acid but as we highlighted earlier in this post, once digested Lemons are actually alkaline forming due to their high content of potassium, sodium and magnesium. How do I know if my alkaline diet or balance is correct? The most important thing is to make sure that you check your pH levels on a regular basis. This can be done using simple pH testing strips which can be purchased on the internet or from your local pharmacy. For further information on checking your pH levels, please see our post How To Check Your pH Balance. Can an alkaline diet help with acid reflux/GERD? www. budwigcent er . com / blog/ alkaline- f or m ing- f oods- f or - a- balanced- and- healt hy- diet /

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Acid reflux occurs when the bottom of the oesophagus opens, causing the acids in the stomach to rise into the gullet (oesophagus). This results in an uncomfortable burning sensation, commonly known as heartburn. By incorporating more alkaline forming foods into our diets, this can help to reduce the levels of acidity in the body and in many cases alleviating the symptoms of acid reflux. Can an alkaline diet prevent cancer? Yes it can. Terminally ill cancer patients in most cases have a very high level of acidity in the body, sometimes over 1,000 times those of a normal healthy person. So a body that has the correct pH level, is more likely going to be able to fight off cancer and other illnesses. Can an alkaline diet help during pregnancy? As heartburn and indigestion are common during pregnancy, a correct pH balance is essential, not only to help relieve these uncomfortable symptoms, but also in helping to promote a healthy environment for both mother and baby during this important time. Can an alkaline diet help me to lose weight? As an alkaline rich diet will include far less sugary foods, it is only right that an alkaline diet is going to be more beneficial when it comes to losing weight. An alkaline diet and correct pH level, can also help with weight loss as it speeds up the metabolism by restoring oxygen back to the cells. This means that the metabolism can work more efficiently in burning fat cells. If you enjoyed this post and found it of use, please share with your friends using the buttons below. Now it’s your turn. Have any questions or recommendations of your own? Please let us know in the comments section below. For further information on alkaline foods and information on the Budwig Diet, please click on the button below to download a free copy of our 116 page guide. Please join the Budwig Center community on either Facebook or Twitter. Images courtesy of snorkel, Ano Lobb. @healthyrx and Farmanac on Flickr. December 14, 2012 · Filed under alkaline foods, budwig diet, cancer Tags: acidic, acidity level, alkaline diet, alkaline diet food list, alkaline diet foods, alkaline diet plan, alkaline drinks, alkaline food, alkaline food chart, alkaline food diet, alkaline food list, alkaline foods, alkaline foods cancer, alkaline foods chart, alkaline foods list, alkaline forming drinks, alkaline forming foods, alkaline fruit, alkaline fruits, alkaline producing foods, alkaline vegetables, alkalizing drinks, alkalizing foods, alkalizing fruit, alkalizing vegetables, cancer cells, cancerous cells, cells and tissues, chronic diseases, correct ph, energy production, healthy diet, high alkaline foods, high blood pressure, list of alkaline foods, memory loss, most alkaline foods, neutral ph, ph balance, ph level, ph levels, poor eyesight, premature aging, rheumatoid arthritis, vital minerals, vital organs · Edit

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