The Alkaline Diet
The alkaline diet is an approach to health and life that recommends making 70-80% of the food and drink you consume those foods and drinks that have an alkaline effect on the body. This still leaves room for non-alkaline foods, and still leaves room for flexibility – you’re not striving for perfection.
The reason why it makes sense is because if you look at the list of foods that are alkaline they are all the foods you know are good for you: vegetables, salads, leafy greens, high-water content foods – foods like spinach, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, cucumber, nuts, seeds, oily fish, low-sugar fruits and more. Now, there are LOADS more alkaline foods than that, but this gives you the picture. All the healthiest foods you could possibly think of all have an alkaline effect on the body
Now, let’s look at the acidic-forming foods. Can you guess what they might be? Surprise, surprise it’s sugar, chocolate, pizza, chips, fried foods, trans fats, junk food, takeaways, dairy, wheats, yeasts, gluten-containing foods, alcohol, refined foods and so on. Is this starting to sound like a sensible, natural way to go?
So to live alkaline you need to simply follow a set of simple rules:
Focus 70-80% of your food consumption on alkaline-forming foods such as vegetables, salads, low-sugar fruits, oily fish, nuts and seeds, omega oils and more.
Try to minimise the consumption of acid-forming foods such as sugar, refined foods, junk foods, chocolate, sweets, baked goods, pizzas, chips, burgers, trans fats, partially hydrogenated fats, alcohol, soda and so on.
Ensure you get at least 2-3 litres of good quality, clean, preferably alkaline water each day
Undertake varied, moderate exercise regularly
Try to live without stress & negativity
I am pretty sure that there is not one single Doctor, nutritionist or health expert anywhere in the world that would disagree with the above.
– Ross Bridgeford, Live Energized