My Alkaline Diet

Alkaline Diet Chart – What Are the Benefits?

Posted on: June 3, 2010

In our daily life, most people try to balance their diets in terms of calories, but mostly they do not pay attention to the alkaline level of their bodies. In fact, most people completely ignore the importance of the alkaline level in the body. Generally the pH of our body is around 7.36 to 7.44. pH is the measurement of acid-alkaline balance strength. The reason for the alkaline diet is obvious from the pH of our body, since our body is slightly alkaline and thus we need alkaline food to maintain it and keep our body in a slightly alkaline condition.

In general life, most people downplay the importance of alkaline diet food. Even many traditional doctors do not believe in the importance of alkaline food. But studies have shown that bodies which are acidic tend to disturb almost every system of the body and lead us to several defects like low energy, stress, cold, weak nails and hair, headaches, muscles pain, and several other painful and dangerous diseases. Excess acidity in our body also blocks certain minerals from storage and eventually, these minerals become unavailable.

To get a good alkaline diet, you should have a proper knowledge about which products have alkalinity in them, and also the amount you should use to keep you body in good balanced condition. Here are the some important facts about the alkaline foods and their percentage. This information could be used as an alkaline diet chart to help you choose the right alkaline foods.

First, talking about alkaline fruits, there is a long list of them. Talking about more common you can get apple, apricot, speckled bananas, watermelons, tomatoes, melons of all kind, grapefruits, guavas, coconut, dates, cherries, pomegranates, olives, oranges and papaya, pears, mangoes, loquats and limes. People having any acidic effects in their body should avoid preserved and canned fruits, also which are dried or sugared. Sour cherries, plums, prunes, and cranberries contain benzoic acid and oxalic acid in it.

Vegetables like bamboo shoot, barley grass, celery, chicory, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, ginger, peeper, peas, potatoes, okra, onions, mustard green, most varieties of mushrooms, spinach, alfalfa, cowslip, dulce, edible flower, cabbage, sea vegetables, wheat grass and many other vegetables have an alkaline effect, and can be used as a source for alkalinity. On the other hand, acidic vegetables are dried beans, corn, asparagus, lentils and garbanzos. You should avoid these acidic vegetables if you are too acidic.

In oriental vegetables, maitake, daikon, dandelion root, shitake, kombu, nori, umeboshi, wakame and reishi are alkaline in nature. Besides fruits and vegetables there are also many other sources of alkaline like almond, Chestnuts, Millet, Tofu, Tamari, and sea salt or table salt. Also there are some minerals which are alkaline in nature and in medical terms, they are also very important for the proper growth and functioning of the body.

Wheat, cream, pickles, corn bread, cereals, corn flakes and other such things should be avoided as they have a very low pH, around 6 to 6.5, and therefore cause a disturbance in the acid-alkaline balance of the body.

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