The Importance of Alkaline Foods in the Diet

HJ: Alkaline forming foods are an important part of any diet.  They promote health by supplying essential minerals that keep the bodies systems in balance.  However, the only caveat is that you should not overdo it on these foods.  Remember, everything is about balance.  Acidic foods are not necessarily bad for you and they are needed to balance out overly alkaline foods.  The body maintains a pH of either just above or below neutral (6.8-7.2) ideally, so eating only alkaline foods can throw that balance out of whack. – Truth

Your guide to eating alkaline – What are the top alkaline-forming foods?

by Jonathan Benson, staff writer 

Natural News

(NaturalNews) One of the keys to maintaining optimal health is discovering the correct way to eat food in order to maximize your alkaline potential, and in turn prevent chronic disease from developing in your body. But in order to do this, you have to first learn which foods are alkaline-forming, and which are acid-forming, as well as how to eat them in balance.

The continuous onslaught of chemicals, additives, and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) throughout the common food supply, not to mention modern society’s heavy reliance on processed, nutrient-stripped foods, is no doubt taking a huge toll on human health. Most people also eat copious amounts of food that promote acidity, which in turn makes them more prone to disease.

What most people fail to realize is that their bodies are constantly trying to achieve a state of equilibrium at a pH of about 7.365, which is slightly alkaline. To do this, the body draws from the nutrients you put into it via food, which either acidifies or alkalizes the blood. When there are not enough nutrients to maintain this slightly alkaline state, the body draws from backup nutrient reserves in the bones and other places.

When these backups run dry, the body’s internal biological terrain becomes a hotbed for chronic disease, which is right about the time the mainstream medical system begins rolling out the drugs. A much simpler solution; though, at least for most people, is to simply switch up their diets and begin to incorporate more alkaline-forming foods into their everyday meals.

Alkaline-forming foods vs. acid-forming foods

As you may have already guessed, most of the foods that people eat today — refined grains, pasteurized dairy, conventional meat, vegetable oils, artificial sweeteners, and processed sugars — are acid-forming foods. Rather than contribute to the roughly 80 percent alkaline-forming, 20 percent acid-forming diet, which some experts in the field believe to be ideal, a diet composed primarily of these acid-forming foods inhibits nerve function and damages cells.

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