Acid Alkaline Diet 

The acid alkaline diet, or is also called the alkaline diet,  has its roots from the studies of biologist Claude Bernard who did studies of the effects of the kidneys in a controlling the acidity of fluids in the body.

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This diet has a number of key point that makes this as a healthy and also a flexible diet.

Here are the Facts about Acid-Alkaline Diet

The idea behind this diet is that the foods that we eat can have an effect on the pH levels inside our bodies. 

By eating different types of foods has a tendency to raise the acidity levels in our bodies and other foods are known to make our body more alkaline.

There are some studies that believe that foods that cause the body to become more acidic may raise the risk for long term health conditions which does include cancer.

The body normal pH level is between 7.35 to 7.45m which is slightly alkaline.

The body is knows to keep your pH level through a number of mechanisms which involves the kidneys and the respiratory system.

The goal of the acid-alkaline diet is to prevent the body from becoming more acidic than it needs to be, so therefore prevents the body to having to take corrective measures to restore the body’s normal pH level.

There are some expert that may not agree with the theory about Alkaline diet, but the diet have some great points that make this a health diet to follow.

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What can you eat?

Here are the prefer food while on this diet:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Almonds and Brazil nuts
  • Seeds –including sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and caraway seeds
  • Certain grains –including quinoa and buckwheat groats
  • Certain beans –including white, lima and soybeans
  • Certain oils –including flaxseed and olive oil

Acidic foods to be avoided where possible

  • Meat
  • Ocean fish
  • Dairy foods
  • Breads
  • White grains
  • Certain nuts –including cashews and peanuts
  • Butter, margarine and corn oil
  • Sugar and sweeteners
  • Processed foods
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, coffee and black teas

If you do decide to follow an acid-alkaline diet make sure that you consume at least 70% to 80% of foods that is alkaline food. This therefore allowed food from the acidic group to be eaten, albeit in restricted quantity.

If you want to know what foods, such as fruit, are considered in the alkaline foods list. Click here to here to find out more. 

Is the Alkaline Diet safe for Diabetes? 

This diet has a large focus on vegetables and a very low focus on gains is not dissimilar to the restriction of low carb diet.

The gain that you consume on this diet is similar a low glycaemic load compared with other grams.

Just because 30% of the eaten foods on the Acid-Aikine Diet can be acidic foods, It does not need to be a vegetarian diet.

Those people that want to start this Acid-Aikine Diet, might find it easy if the have been on a vegetarian diet compared to people that have not.

Because this diet is very flexible this mean that you can tailor your meal to avoid any nutrient deficiencies.

What are the health risk on the Acid-Alkaline Diet?

If you’re on diabetic medication that can bring on hypoglycaemic, you need to make sure that the diet does not increase the risk of low blood sugar level.

If you are planning to try this diet, in fact any diet make sure you speak to your doctor or a dietitian.

If you want some additional information about this diet click here to find out if it’s right for you.

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