The acid-base balance (pH), which was mentioned in popular toothpaste advertising, applies not only to the oral cavity, but also for the whole body. Normal pH levels are 7.2-7.4.
It is known that all the food we eat, in the process of digestion and absorption is either acidic or alkaline. Cereals, fish, eggs, milk, meat, poultry, seafood, cheese, salt are oxidizing products (acidic), and fruits and vegetables are alkalizing.
Properly balanced diet is can keep the pH level of blood normal. If the equilibrium is disturbed, the acid begins to flow in the tissues and organs, preventing the body to function normally.
Fatigue, weakness, decreased immunity, excessive mucus secretion, nervous disorders, skin rash – may be a manifestation of “oxidation” of the body.
The alkaline diet aims to improve of all the systems of the body, cleanses the liver and intestines and normalizes the blood indicators. Its principles are based not on total rejection of certain groups of products, in contrast to many extreme diets, and its diet sheet is 80/20, where the greater rate is alkaline food.
Such scheme does not only secure great health, but also a great way to lose weight without harming the body. Look at Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gisele Bundchen! It is known that they have long followed the alkaline power scheme.
The duration of the diet is 3 weeks, during which you can lose 10-15 extra pounds. Each week corresponds to a phase that is responsible for a particular outcome: cleansing (intensive slimming), normalization of the acid-base balance, securing the result.
We’ve identified 5 groups of alkaline foods that should make up 80% of the alkaline diet.
- Vegetables: baked potato, cauliflower, beets, zucchini, bell peppers, garlic, onions, celery, lettuce, arugula, ginger, parsley, tomatoes, cucumbers and asparagus.
- Fruits: lime, lemon, avocado, pear, apples, dried apricots, dried figs, dates, pineapples, pomegranates.
- Cereals: buckwheat, brown rice and oats.
- Beverages: Herbal teas, drink from chicory, lemon water, smoothies.
- Other: pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, almonds, walnuts, honey.
The remaining 20% of the diet are dairy products (preferably goat’s milk), meat, fish, poultry and eggs.
Alcohol and coffee should be eliminated altogether.
Before you start this diet you should consult a doctor as it is contraindicated in people with chronic renal and hepatic insufficiency, coronary heart disease, atrophic gastritis, low acidity of the stomach.
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