Knowing the foods on an acid alkaline food chart could save your life, give you more energy and help you trim those unwanted pounds off. It sounds too good to be true, but there is nothing complicated about raising the pH level of your body and getting all these benefits.
All of the foods that we consume on a daily basis fit into three categories when digested in the body – acidic, alkaline and neutral. This means that foods are acidic-producing foods or alkaline-producing foods, and everything that goes into the body affects our pH level as soon as it is digested. Scientists have discovered a few things with an alkaline system: 1) it will not tolerate disease germs that enter the body, 2) it gives more energy, 3) many people lose weight because alkalinity ‘burns off’ the toxins that are trapped in fat and muscle tissue.
Acidic foods produce just the opposite results: 1) they drain energy out of the body, 2) they cause toxic build up in the veins and tissues, 3) they add weight and disease onto the individual. If you have decided you don’t want to feel like this and would rather have an alkaline system, then below you’ll find the foods to eat and the ones to avoid. Do you remember that saying, “You are what you eat?” How true that is, but it is easy to change anytime you decide to live for good health.
Foods on the Acidic list are: lean meats, dairy products, whole wheat breads and pastas, caffeine, all sweets, honey, all foods with high fructose corn syrup, refined white sugar, chemicals, preservatives, steroids, and white flour. This includes all the donuts, processed snack foods which contain very little nutrients, fried foods, fried fast foods, sugar coated cereals and the list goes on. You instinctively know that these foods are not good for you and now you know why, because they are highly acidic and they create toxic and dangerous combinations in the body. They are harmful and most of them have no real nutritional value. They were made for a stress-filled, on-the-go population, and, ironically, they produce higher levels of stress and chaos with the pH level of the body.
The acid alkaline food chart shows the foods that you need at every meal and the foods you should avoid at all costs. If you are on an alkaline way of life, you don’t have to worry about how much you eat or how often. These foods are life-giving and alkaline producing to the body. Foods on the Alkaline list are: all vegetables, Chinese vegetables, most fruits, most nuts and seeds, eggs, fish, whole grain rice, millet, barley, and herb teas. Some lists also include organic chicken breasts. Some of the lists do vary, but not by much. The plan is to choose from this list for most of your meals, adding only slight amounts of the acidic foods. By printing out these two lists, you can order at restaurants with certainty and most will be happy to accommodate you. If you must eat in fast food establishments, go for the salads, vegetables, and fruit with no sugar. With your acid alkaline food list you can go anywhere and still keep alkaline.