Alkaline foods, what they are and which ones to avoid


I alkaline foods are the ones whose non-metabolized residues from the body have a basic pH, like fruit and all vegetables. A correct alkaline diet is able to preserve the health of the human body and keep it in balance. Let's find out better.

> The ph of the fabrics

> Causes of acidification

> Alkaline foods

> The alkalizing diet

> Food associations




The pH of the tissues

The vital processes of the human organism need a pH stable and slightly alkaline. When the ph of the tissues is constantly on acid values, it means that there has been an accumulation of acidic toxins or a loss of basic elements (such as, for example, calcium and sodium).

The acidification of the biological soil is the cause, or contributing cause, of numerous symptoms and disorders (obesity and chronic-degenerative diseases), reduces the efficiency of the immune system and promotes cellular aging.

A Proper nutrition which involves the daily intake of alkalizing foods and the reduction of acidifying foods allows to preserve the balance of the human body and health.


Causes of biological soil acidification

Le causes of biological soil acidification are many, in particular:

  1. Excessive intake of acidifying foods 
  2. Medicines.
  3. Deficiency of trace elements and vitamins.
  4. Environmental pollutants.
  5. sedentary
  6. Endocrine and metabolic dysfunctions.
  7. Disorders of the excretory organs.
  8. Psychophysical stress
  9. Thoughts that generate anger, anger, worry, fear, panic, sadness and exaggerated joy (according to traditional Chinese medicine, these are perverse thoughts).  


What are alkaline foods

A alkalizing diet adequate, subject to special needs that will be carefully evaluated by the doctor and nutritionist, must provide for approx 80% of alkalizing foods and 20% of acidifying foods

Refined cereals are particularly acidifying and must be replaced with "whole" cereals (from banish refined flours and products obtained by mixing bran with refined flours), animal proteins, sugars, alcohol, coffee, some types of tea, precooked foods, foods with a high content of pesticides and chemical additives.

They are alkalizing foods: 

  • all vegetables, including salads,
  • potatoes (eaten with the peel),
  • fruit (including sour fruit),
  • dried fruit,
  • almonds and cashews,
  • alkaline mineral waters,
  • baking soda,
  • sea ​​salt.  

Particularly alkalizing are the following foods: umeboshi plums, broccoli cabbage, algae, citrus fruits, pumpkin seeds, persimmons, watermelon, cinnamon, molasses, soy sauce, chestnuts, pepper, peppers, misokohlrabi, kale, garlic, asparagus, parsley, endive, rocket, green mustard, ginger, broccoli, nectarine, ananas, molasses, melon, blackberry, mango. 


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The alkalizing diet

In an alkalizing diet it is necessary increase daily consumption of alkalizing foods and at the same time reducing the consumption of acid-forming foods: animal proteins such as meat and poultry, fish, (including crustaceans and molluscs), dairy products, eggs, foods rich in starch and low in fiber (refined flours and derivatives, bread, pasta , bread sticks, rusks, crackers, biscuits, etc.), sugar, sweeteners, precooked foods.

It is also important to prefer whole grains to flours and pay attention to correct association of foods.


What are the correct food associations

  • cereals and fruit * 
  • seeds and fruit *
  • vegetables and proteins
  • vegetables and grains
  • dried fruit (various types)

* The fruit, however, is preferable to consume it alone and between meals.


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