In recent years, many people have discovered the benefits of the alkaline diet. When you eat mostly alkalizing foods, you alkalize body chemistry. And when you create an alkaline body, many aspects of your health are positively affected. Many people have found that this way of eating leads to improved health, increased energy, and sustainable weight loss.
You might be thinking that this sounds like an impossibly complicated or restrictive way of eating. But the good news is that to alkalize body chemistry, you don't need to give up acidifying foods altogether. The fact is that virtually everyone eats a combination of acidifying and alkalizing foods. The problem is that whether you live on processed foods, or you follow a trendy low-carb diet, you could be eating 70 percent, 80 percent, or even 90 percent acidifying foods.
In contrast, to achieve a proper pH balance, you need to turn that ratio upside down and eat 65 to 80 percent alkalizing foods. This means that the bulk of your diet should consist of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with a moderate amount of alkalizing whole grains, nuts and seeds. In addition to being alkalizing, these foods are low in fat, sugar, and calories, but rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates.
On the other hand, high-protein diets are strongly acidifying, because nearly all high-protein foods are acidifying. Of course, you do need some protein for optimal health. Fortunately, 20 to 35 percent of your diet can consist of acidifying foods, and your protein foods will fit into this part of your diet. You can get your protein from some combination of lean meats, fish, low-fat dairy products, and eggs. If you are a vegan or vegetarian, you can combine whole grains with legumes to create a vegan source of complete protein. Nuts and seeds are mostly fat, but they also contain some protein, and can be a good supplementary source.
Finally, you want to include some foods that provide healthy fat. These foods include nuts and seeds, avocados, and healthy oils, especially olive oil and and flaxseed oil.
As you can see, you don't need to have a Ph.D. in biochemistry to alkalize body chemistry. You just need the right information and the will to succeed. Why not get started creating an alkaline body today?