Where to Start
Miginiel B. Israel
To begin to alkalize it is important to start consuming alkalizing foods, higher alkaline water and drinks while eliminating acidifying foods and drinks from your diet. As a rough guide you should try to include some of the following:
Foods that Alkalize:
Vegetables: Spinach, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, celery, cucumber, lettuce, courgette, cabbage, greens, swede, squash (summer, butternut, yellow etc), peppers, chili, tomato, onion, garlic, chickpeas, pinto beans, kidney beans, spring onion, root ginger
Salads: Lettuce, spinach, celery, cucumber, nuts (aside from peanuts and cashews), seeds, avocado, carrots etc.
Herbs & Spices: Basil, parsley, mint, coriander, ginger, cumin etc.
Essential Fats: Flax/Linseed, Evening Primrose, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil or an oil blend such as Udo' Choice
Fruits: ONLY - Lemons, Lime, Grapefruit, Watermelon, Tomato, Avocado - all other fruits to be used quite sparingly
Grasses: Wheat, barley, kamut, lemon, shave etc.
Sprouts: Alfalfa, mung bean, broccoli, radish, wheat, lentil, fenugreek etc.
Dips and Sauces: Pesto, hummus, tahini, guacamole etc.
Foods that Acidify:
Sugar, Dairy Products, Meat (aside from occasional coldwater fish), Caffeine, Tobacco, Wheat (aside from sprouts or wheatgrass), Fruit (apart from those mentioned above), Bad fats (saturated, transfatty acids, hydrogenated), Junk/ Processed foods, Fizzy drinks, Peanuts and Cashews, Pasta and White Rice, Condiments.
The most effective way to reverse the trend of over-acidification is to ‘cleanse’ the body of toxins and rapidly create an alkaline environment in which the body can heal itself. Cleansing is a natural, holistic method of healing in which the body detoxifies itself and regenerates healthy vibrant cells, effectively becoming more alkalized.
For some people, cleansing can put an individual one year ahead in the healing process!
This is a very brief outline of the most important principles of an alkaline diet. I highly recommend you read Alkalize or Die, by Dr. Theodore A. Baroody to gain a full understanding of an alkaline lifestyle.
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