Friday, April 9, 2010

Alkaline Diet

The benefits of the Alkaline-Acid Diet and the best foods to eat to restore balance in the body.

The Alkaline Diet, also known as the Alkaline Ash Diet, is not a new concept or idea. Scientist, Doctors, and Nutritionists fully agree that everyone needs to eat more vegetables every day. This is common knowledge today and good advice for those who want to lose weight. But with the frantic pace lifestyle of today, constantly inundated by unhealthy food practices, and lack of proper information has left many not knowing about this great diet plan for a better body. The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health: Restore Your Health by Creating pH Balance in Your Diet

There are many books out there on this subject for maintaining optimum health. But the most important is finding the right information for nutrition, detoxing, and restoring an alkaline-acid balance. Research could lead you to the classic wisdom of Edgar Cayce. Edgar Cayce's Diet Plan for Optimal Health and Weight Loss

Edgar Cayce, considered by many to be America’s best psychic, and the father of modern holistic medicine has a wealth of information on maintaining a healthy body and mind. For over 70 years he gave guiding principles for better health, restoring the body to balance, information on meditation, beneficial oils, spiritual principles, rejuvenating remedies, and a diet that helps optimize the body’s own metabolic processes to eliminate over weight gain. The Cayce Diet is identical to the Alkaline Diet we know today. Nourishing the Body Temple: Edgar Cayce's Approach to Nutrition (Mind Body Spirit A.R.E. Membership Series)

Cayce didn’t invent the Alkaline Diet but it is more understood and important today than ever before. In his readings concerning nutrition and diet, Cayce left a wealth of information on a multitude of ailments asked to him from individuals seeking cures. His nutritional advice was to adjust their dietary intake, to bring the body back to balance, and enable it to burn more fat naturally. He recommended a more alkaline than acid diet. By keeping a ratio of 80% alkaline and 20% acid foods. This is common practice today, but Cayce’s suggested this because many germs, including the cold germ and flu, can not survive in an alkaline environment. Doctors agree today after research that an alkaline diet can help with osteoporosis and kidney stones, and help in general to maintain a healthy body. The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet, Second Edition: An Innovative Program that Detoxifies Your Body's Acidic Waste to Prevent Disease and Restore Overall Health

Doing the Alkaline Diet means an increase in the consumption of fresh fruit, nuts, vegetables, fish, and less meat. Avoid soda, black tea, coffee, and acid drinks. Stay away from food additives/preservatives, and artificial sweeteners. The goal is to eat foods that burn fat and leave an alkaline residue called ash. Begin new eating habits with more consumption of green salads, fruits, more natural whole foods, and vegetables. This diet will help to optimizes all metabolic processes and thus help make a leaner and healthier body. As your health improves you will notice not only weight-loss, but a renewed strength and gaining mental clarity as well.

Here is a list of vegetables, fruits, and juices for an Alkaline-Acid diet:

1. Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Collard Greens,

Cucumber, Eggplant, Green Beans, Green Peas, Lettuce, Mushrooms,

 Mustard Greens, Onions, Parsnips, Peppers, Pumpkin, Radishes,

Spinach, Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, and Wheat Grass.

2. Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Banana, Berries, Cantaloupe, Cherries,

 Coconut, Grapes, Grapefruit, Honeydew Melon, Lemon, Lime, Nectarine,

Orange, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries,

Tangerine, Tomatoes, and Watermelon

3. Alkaline Antioxidant Water, Fresh Fruit Juice, Mineral Water, and

Vegetable Juices.

Here is a list of Acidic foods to eat:

4. Barley, Black Beans, Beef, Bread, Chick Peas, Clams, Corn, Fish,

Kidney Beans, Lentils, Lobster, Mussels, Noodles, Oatmeal, Oyster,

Pinto Beans, Pork, Red Beans, Rye, Salmon, Scallops, Shrimp,

Soy Beans, Soy Milk, Spaghetti, Tuna, Turkey, Wheat Germ,

Wheat, and White Beans.

Assorted nuts is also good such as:

5. Almonds, Hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, and Chestnuts.

Just eating the right foods and restoring the alkaline-acid balance in the body can be amazingly beneficial. Change the actions on how you eat, use proper hydration, and proper foods will help remove toxins in the body. Your body will start burning fat even while you sleep with the right combination of foods. The body’s natural metabolic rate will improve and return to it’s best function, making a leaner, healthier body, and this will help greatly in keeping your mind energetic and fit, and leaving a sense of well-being overall. Alkalizing and live longer.



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