To be healthy, not only do our bodies need to maintain a constant temperature of 98.6 they also need to maintain a constant pH of 7.4 – the middle point between being acid and alkaline. It’s quite likely that you’ve never heard about this alkaline/acid balance before but it has been around for about 75 years – its just not well known in the mainstream. So here’s the scoop – virtually all physical activities (even breathing) have an acidic affect on your body, so its important to eat as many alkaline foods as possible – to bring your body back into balance. Everything that you eat either makes you acidic or alkaline and the more acidic your body, the easier it is for disease to take root. If you eat too many acidic foods, your body will automatically do things like steal calcium (which is alkaline) from your bones to bring your pH back into balance. And guess what? This is one of the main causes of osteoporosis! But before you run and grab a glass of milk to protect yourself, be aware that milk is HIGHLY acidic! In fact, drinking milk can actually rob your body of calcium – not provide it. Frankly, milk isn’t good for you for a whole host of reasons and being acidic is just one of them. Heck even the world famous Dr. Spock went on record advising people not to drink milk after the age of two. So if HE didn’t think you should drink milk, you might want to think twice about that milkshake or bowl of cereal?
But look, I’m no party pooper and I’ll also admit that I love most of the same acid foods you probably do (wine, cheese, bread). So I have found that the answer is to eat as many alkaline foods as possible and enjoy smaller amounts of everything else. A girl has to have some fun…right?? So go ahead, be a bit naughty and enjoy that glass of wine like I do, but try to balance it out with other alkaline foods like the ones I have listed below. If you want to see a more detailed chart, just click here.acid-alkaline balance.
One very important addition to this list of alkaline foods is algae. As you know, we sell algae tabs at www.skinnybits.com or www.recoverybits.com and www.naughtybits.com. Algae is quite possibly THE MOST ALKALINE food in the entire world! It also has the highest concentration of chlorophyll (5%) and the highest concentration of protein (60%) and a roomful of other antioxidants like beta carotene. So, if you find it difficult to add more greens and alkaline foods to your diet, just take algae and you’ll get all of the same health benefits!
Bottom line, the medical community is finally understanding the benefits of an alkaline diet, so maybe its time you learned about it too? The expert on all this is Dr. Robert O. Young. His website is www.phmiracleliving.com. By the way, Dr. Young also believes that negative emotions cause the body to become acidic (especially fear, anger, and resentment) so, don’t be angry that you didn’t know about this! Just be happy that you do now! Enjoy the holiday season and every season! And may they always be filled with lots of naughty greens! Hmmmmm I wonder if this is what Dr. Seuss had in mind when he wrote his Cat in the Hat book “Green Eggs and Ham” www.seussville.com. Makes you wonder!
Fruits: lemons, limes, watermelon grapefruit
Vegetables: Algae, all greens, spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts, green beans, garlic, cauliflower, radishes, chives, watercress, turnips
Nuts, Seeds: almonds, pumpkin seeds, sprouted seeds, sunflower seeds,
Drinks: water, green tea, lemon water, herbal teas, almond milks
Oils and Fats: olive, avocado, flax, evening primrose, flax
Meats: pork, beef, chicken, turkey, seafood (salmon is not included)
Dairy Products: milk, cream, cheese, yogurt, eggs, ice cream
Fats: saturated fats, hydrogenated oils, margarine, corn oil, vegetable oils,
Nuts: peanuts, cashews, pistachios
Fruits: Fruits other than the ones in the alkaline category are considered acidic.
Drinks: sodas, tea, coffee, beer, spirits, fruit drinks, dairy smoothie, milk