Strong Alkaline Foods

Your body needs a balanced pH for optimum health and proper functioning. When acid accumulates in your body, you may experience poor health, weight gain and chronic fatigue, according to the 2005 book “Digestive Wellness.” Acid imbalances can also be caused by dietary habits, stress, disease, smoking and alcohol consumption. Adjusting your diet to include more alkaline […]

January 25, 2011

Alkaline Foods & Arthritis

More than 100 types of arthritis affect Americans, according to Harvard Health Publications. Certain medicinal foods may relieve arthritis symptoms and reduce pain. Raising the body’s pH to slightly alkaline rather than acid may offer relief from a wide variety of problems for arthritis patients. Speak to your doctor before using foods to treat serious diseases. […]

January 12, 2011

Top 10 Alkaline Foods

The human body is an intricate system which maintains a strict pH balance. When you consume food, it is changed into an alkaline or an acid ash after digestion and metabolism. For this reason, consuming a large amount of acid-forming foods can cause the body to become overly acidic, resulting in a number of health complications. […]

December 31, 2010

Alkaline Foods and Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis that develops when uric acid crystals deposit in the small joints of the extremities. Gout has a relationship to the foods you eat and how they affect your body, according to “The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet.” Many foods contribute to acidosis, increasing the amount of uric acid in the bloodstream […]

December 20, 2010

Alkaline Foods & Spices

pH is a measure of how acidic or alkaline a substance is: a pH lower than 7 indicates a substance is acidic, a pH over 7 is alkaline and a pH of 7 is considered neutral. Your body generally maintains a relatively neutral pH, though factors in your diet can affect your body’s pH to make […]

December 3, 2010

Natural Alkaline Foods

Your body is able to maintain the correct pH of the blood via a buffering system, exhalation of carbon dioxide or elimination of hydrogen through the kidneys. The objective to eating natural alkaline foods is to reduce the stress on the internal buffering systems in order to maintain the proper pH range of 7.35 to […]

November 30, 2010

Alkaline Foods & Fruits

Many people think of their diet in terms of their carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamin and mineral content, but there is more to food than that. The foods that you eat also affect the levels of other substances in the body. Recently, the acid/alkaline content of foods has become the focus of many diets in an attempt to prevent […]

November 24, 2010

List of High-alkaline Foods to Eat

Most people don’t contemplate the acid-producing levels of their food when sitting down for a meal. However, a 2008 study by the Agriculture Research Society found that an overly acidic diet needs to be balanced with alkaline foods for optimal health. Benefits include decreased risk for the development of chronic disease and the preservation of muscle mass. […]

November 16, 2010

Acid Forming Foods vs. Alkaline Forming Foods

Humans eat a variety of foods that are classified as acidic or alkaline. Acidic foods are defined as foods that increase acid waste products in your blood. Alkaline foods are foods that produce ash that neutralizes acid products in your blood. Holistic practitioners believe that disease arises from consuming too many acidic or alkaline foods […]

November 8, 2010

Menus for the Alkaline Food Diet

Based upon the premise that an acidic environment in our bodies promotes illness, fatigue and obesity, the goal of the alkaline diet is to bring your body’s pH to neutral or slightly alkaline. To alter your body’s pH levels, the alkaline diet encourages the consumption of alkaline foods and discourages consumption of acidic foods. However, there […]

October 30, 2010
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