Monday, July 01, 2013

CUDDLES AND GOOD FOOD


Most Used Alkaline Foods

"To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid forming foods.

"To restore health, the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods."

Generally, alkaline forming foods include: most fruits, green vegetables, spices, herbs and seasonings, and seeds and nuts.

Generally, acid forming foods include: meat, fish, poultry, eggs, grains (barley, bran, oats, wheat, rice, bread, corn) and certain legumes (eg Chick Peas, Kidney Beans).

Detailed Listing of Acid / Alkaline Forming Foods - Rense

Highly Alkaline Forming Foods

Lemons, limes, watermelon, Cantaloupe, Baking soda, sea salt, pumpkin seed, onion, sweet potato, nectarine, dates, figs, mango, papaya, parsley, raspberry, tangerine, pineapple, celery, seedless grapes (sweet), watercress.

Highly Acid Forming Foods

Artificial sweeteners, All meats, pork, poultry, fish, seafood, beer, wine, liquor, processed cheese, fried foods, breads, sugar, carbonated soft drinks, cereals (refined), cigarettes and tobacco, coffee, tea (black), flour (white, wheat), jams, pasta (white), pastries and cakes from white flour, pickles (commercial), vinegar and yogurt (sweetened).
 
ALKALIZING PROTEIN

Almonds
Chestnuts
Millet
Tempeh (fermented)
Tofu (fermented)
Whey Protein Powder

ALKALIZING SPICES; SEASONINGS

Chili Pepper
Cinnamon
Curry
Ginger
Herbs (all)
Miso
Mustard
Sea Salt

ALKALIZING OTHER

Apple Cider Vinegar
Fresh Fruit Juice
Mineral Water
Molasses, blackstrap
Probiotic Cultures
Soured Dairy Products
Veggie Juices

"Although it might seem that citrus fruits would have an acidifying effect on the body, the citric acid they contain actually has an alkalinizing effect in the system.

"Note that a food's acid or alkaline forming tendency in the body has nothing to do with the actual pH of the food itself. For example, lemons are very acidic, however the end products they produce after digestion and assimilation are very alkaline so, lemons are alkaline forming in the body. Likewise, meat will test alkaline before digestion, but it leaves very acidic residue in the body so, like nearly all animal products, meat is very acid forming."

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