The alkaline diet emphasizes consuming alkaline foods in an attempt to make the body’s pH more alkaline. Having said that, it is impossible to change the body’s pH through diet. Indeed, the body’s pH actually varies based on the region. For example, the stomach is more acidic.
In any case, the measure of pH tells you how acidic or alkaline something is and ranges from 0 to 14.
Some important information about “pH Levels in the Body”
- 0 is extremely acidic
- 7 is neutral
- 14 is very alkaline
An alkaline diet could be worth looking at, the idea is to have an alkaline intake of about 70% and acidic intake of 30%
What are alkaline and acidic foods?
In a nutshell, you can divide foods into alkaline and acidic in this way:
Alkaline-forming foods include most fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, seeds, and herbal teas.
Acid-forming foods include most grains, beans, meats, dairy products, fish, fast foods, and processed foods.
**Do some research and please ask your doctor for advice before trying the diet.**
- Cucumber, spinach, parley, sprouts, shellfish
- Avocado, onion, garlic, radish, butter beans
- Green beans, lettuce, lemon, carrot
- Almonds, coconut oil, olive oil
- Artichokes, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower
- Green Tea, Ginger, Kiwi
- Beef, lamp, pork, shellfish
- White bread, pastries, soda
- Processed food, microwaved food
Please do ask your doctor or work with a dietician before taking on a diet.
**Do some research and ask your doctor if they would help you monitor your progress to make sure you are healthy.**
Even when having an alkaline diet, do try and have a healthy intake of protein and vitamins. Again, if you do some research you would realise a good balance between protein, fats, fibre, fruit and vegetables can be very beneficial to your diet.
- Fruits and Vegetables 40 %
- Protein 25 %
- Fats 10 %
- Fibre 25 %
When should you eat your meals ?
Each person will react differently to a diet, so will we when it comes to when to eat.
Fasting is an option, eat from 10:00 up until 18:00 and lo later. One thing is certain, most people should avoid eating late dinner.
Your body will tell you, try eating in a timeline that fits your lifestyle.
How many meals do we eat?
The number of meals will also differ, once again find something that makes you comfortable.
- You can have 5 small meals or 3 larger meals.
- You can also have 2 large meals and 2 smaller ones.
- You must feel comfortable with when and how many meals you have, no need to starve.
There is not scientific proof that the alkaline diet changes the pH of your body or blood, but the diet does motivate people to eat less processed food and more fruit and vegetables, for this reason it does have health benefits.