The Alkaline Diet:
So exactly what is alkaline and what is acid?
All substances are either acid or alkaline or somewhere in between. The amount of acidity vs. alkalinity something contains is called its PH level. PH is a short way of saying "potential of hydrogen". Its measured on a 0 to 14 scale. The more acidic - the lower the PH (0-7). The more alkaline - the higher the PH (7-14). Saying a food has a high alkaline PH is like saying it has a high hydrogen potential.
Foods are considered acidic foods or alkaline foods based on the residue they leave behind when metabolized. Foods are also considered low acid (or alkaline) based on whether or not they require alkalizing minerals to be released from the body.
*Ph acid and citric acid are categorized separately. For instance, Lemons & Limes are high in citric acid but are considered very alkaline. Another note: just because something is alkaline doesn't make it non-hybrid food - aka "electric food". Below is an acidic and alkaline food list. You can really see the color differences between them. The acidic foods are mainly red, yellow and orange but the alkaline foods are mainly green.
Acids and Alkalis
Is The Alkaline Diet Better?
Some western doctors and nutritionists feel that the correct balance of human PH should be right around 7 - which is in the middle of the charts. However - wholistic dieticians such as Queen Afua, and Dr. Afrika teach that the more alkaline - the better. Or at least a ratio of 80% alkaline to 20% acid - should be the goal.
Sadly- today's average American (and many other countries) diet consists of the exact opposite of what is ideal. Many people go months while barely consuming anything alkaline. This leads to acidosis and all of it's side effects - like heart disease, headaches, fatigue, low immunity, impotence, rapid aging, diabetes, stress retention, etc..
Some say that dis-eases and disorders cannot take root in a body that has a balanced PH. So is it is the obvious intention of big food corporations to stimulate sales by punching us in the guts with acidity - so we will always be addicted and sick. One way they do this is to add sugar to literally everything - even toothpaste.
In light of this blatant attack on world health- people are searching for simple, natural answers to the PH question. So- We decided to compile this list of foods high in alkalinity, to help you find healing at your local grocery store:
Alkaline Food List:
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