Nowadays alkaline diet is synonymous to healthy eating that first of all promotes awareness in eating the right kinds of food that sustain the nutritional needs of the body. The “alkaline lifestyle” includes eating correctly, an exercise routine that suits the body and staying away from unhealthy habits like eating a lot of sweets, confectionery products, smoking, drinking alcoholics and acid drinks.
The alkaline diet is a style of eating that involves the consumption of “alkaline” foods that are believed to neutralize the body’s pH level to 7.35 to 7.45. To achieve this, a food ratio of 80% alkaline and 20% acidic foods is followed. In particular, an alkaline diet daily menu includes more consumption of vegetables and less intake of proteins and grains.
In general an alkaline alimentation is composed of foods that prevent the increase of acid levels in the body. It keeps the pH balance at normal range and maintains the normal function of other body fluids. Scientists of nutrition has observed that this diet is also responsible in preventing many diseases linked to metabolism and bloodstreams.
5 Easy Tips in Order to Introduce an Alkaline Diet Mindset in the Daily Life.
Drink at least Two Liters of Water during the Day and a Big Glass of Water and Lemon in the Morning before Breakfast
Water is a natural alkalinizer of the organism that supports all body systems and clears out excess toxins. Furthermore drinking water helps to remove acid deposits of food, it is a perfect antioxidant, reduce hunger, raises metabolism, mood and has zero calories.
A proper hydration is functional to maintain a correct Ph of the body in every season but overall during summer when the sweating increases and the loss of fluids in the organism is unavoidable.
Another good habit related to hydration is to drink lemon water every morning before breakfast. Lemon-water is a perfect alkalizing and hydrating beverage that it could make a big difference to maintain high the levels of energy and vitality during the whole day and it also helps digestion if consumed during the day.
Eat Alkaline Foods
Here a list of alkaline foods divides between very alkaline and alkaline’s ones to add in every meal:
Very Alkaline Foods: Asparagus, Onions, Ginger, Alfalfa, Parsley, Spinach, Broccoli, Celery, Garlic, Baby Spinach, Rocket Leaves, Bok Choy, Lettuce, Barley Grass, Wheat Grass, Seaweeds, All Green Leafy, Lemons, Watermelon, Limes, Grapefruit, Avocado Kiwi Fruit, Berries, Apples, Pears, Tomato Oranges, Bananas, Pineapple Herbal Teas, Lemon with Water, Water, Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Spirulina, Celtic Sea Salt, Cucumber, Squash, Green Beans, Green Peas, Sprouted Seeds, Lettuce, Zucchini, Capsicum, Egg Plant.
Alkaline Food: Carrots, Fresh Corn, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Peas, Cauliflower, Beetroot, Sweet Potato, Olives, Soybeans.
Prepare Alkaline Food in Advance
For example make huge amounts of vegetables (Good for 3 days)
It happens that a person doesn’t find time everyday to spend in the kitchen to wash and prepare the enough amount of vegetables for the daily meals. When this happens, it may be tempted to compromise and simply fall into the old habit of eat whatever food is available in the fridge.
In order to be consistent in following your alkaline diet, set a day where you can make a big bowl of vegetables which can last for at least three days. So when you have to deal with emergency cases and have no time to prepare or buy alkaline meals, you can simply pack some salad in your meal box and you’re good to go.
Avoid all Acid Drinks, Sodas and Sugar in General
In order to keep the alkalinity in balance, it must always range between 7.35 to 7.45. When you drink more acid beverages, sodas and sugary aliments you are basically breaking this balance.
In order to restore the perfect ph the body, the inner system will work to keep the acids away and put them somewhere else subtracting life force and vitality to the whole organism. These acids are eventually placed in fat cells, where it can do no immediate harm but would slowly poison the body, making deposits of fat and more prone to different kinds of diseases.
Practice “Alkaline Exercise”
Walking, a moderate aerobic activity supported by a proper breathing, yoga, stretching and swimming are perfect daily workouts to keep the body oxygenated and protected from acid deposits. Making the habit to practice regularly for at least 15/20 minutes/day one these trainings is an important support for an “alkaline lifestyle” and a better well-being of the whole body system.
Author: Cristina Capucci