Friday, April 12, 2013
Alkaline foods can help keep your healthy body in balance. An acidic diet can lead to a variety of health problems including weight gain, poor circulation, heart problems along with fatigue, achy joints, memory loss, a lack of libido, constipation, bloating and respiratory problems. The typical Western diet includes foods that are highly acidic, which can cause these symptoms and hinder weight loss efforts. Read on to learn about which acidic foods to cut, and which alkaline foods you can add to your diet today to get back in balance.
Understanding the benefits of a pH balanced diet can lead to increased energy, and weight loss. Not only that, but consuming foods that are healthy and non-acidic can be beneficial in other ways. Diets that contain high amounts of sugar and carbohydrates increase the acid levels in your body and thus throw off your pH balance. By maintaining a healthy pH you can also cut out these unhealthy foods and you may notice fewer headaches, reduced stress and anxiety, and a better mood.
Alkaline Foods to Add:- Apples, almonds, tomatoes, grapefruit, corn, mushrooms, olive, soybeans, peaches, bell peppers, pineapple, cherries, wild rice, apricots, strawberries, bananas, Avocados, green tea, lettuce, celery, peas, sweet potatoes, egg plant, green beans, beets, blueberries, pears, grapes, kiwi, melons, tangerines, mangoes, figs, dates, Spinach, broccoli, artichoke, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers, lemons, limes, kale, seaweed, asparagus, radish, collard greens, onions, Watermelon, dandelion greens, orange juice, mineral water.
Acidic Foods to Cut Out:- Carbonated sodas, energy drinks, Popcorn, cream cheese, buttermilk, pasta, pastries, prunes, pork, beer, pickles, chocolate, roasted nuts, artificial sweeteners, Coffee, sweetened fruit juice, beef, white bread, wheat, cranberries, distilled water, Wine, eggs, sour cream, some yogurts (those with live active cultures)
There's a very colourful chart of the alkaline and acidic foods at the following link http://www.acidalkalinediet.co