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Acid-base diet: What is it?

Acid-base diet: What is it?

The scheme aims to acid-base balance supply current too high in acidifying foods causing acid-base imbalance harmful to the body. Stress and physical inactivity aggravate this imbalance acid base.
The acid-alkaline diet is based on specific food combinations to reconsider the proportion of acid and alkaline foods on the plate.

Why an acid-base system?

Digestion of food causes the formation of ions "hydrogen" that have acidifying potential (promotes lower blood pH becomes acid) and ion formation "hydroxides" that have the potential alkalizing (promotes increased blood pH becomes alkaline).

The acid-alkaline diet stems from the fact that the current supply is rather acidifying. Which ends in the long run by disrupting the functioning of the organs of elimination and degradation acids, tired body, accelerate aging and increase the risk of diseases.

What happens there in the body?

The body neutralizes excess acid compounds with buffer systems. When these capabilities are exceeded, it follows retention of acidic wastes, which forces the body to dip into its reserves alkalizing minerals (magnesium, potassium, calcium).

Eventually forcing the exhausted body, cause demineralization and promote degradation and tissue inflammation (joint pain), the onset of fatigue, headaches, digestive problems, insomnia, hair loss, overweight ...
What are the objectives of the scheme acid-base?

This plan aims to:
- To reduce the consumption of foods acid potential (without deleting them) especially animal protein (meat, fish, eggs, cheese) and carbohydrates (bread, flour, cereals);
- And increase food consumption potential basic: mostly fruits and vegetables.

An index (called PRAL) will give the potential acid or base food. More SARP, the higher the food is acid: above zero are acidifying foods; below zero, foods are alkalizing.

Acid-base regime Practical information

Some potential acid foods

• Cheese: cheese, parmesan, cheddar, cheese, camembert, cottage cheese.
• Egg yolk.
• Products of the sea
• Meat.
• Cereals and starchy foods: oatmeal, rice, pasta, cornflakes, bread, white flour ...
• Almonds, peanuts, pistachios, walnuts.
• Cookies, cakes.
• Legumes.
• Yogurt.
Some basic food potential

• Dried fruits: dried figs, raisins, hazelnuts.
• Vegetables: carrot, celery, zucchini, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, spinach, radishes, tomatoes, arugula, potatoes ...
• Lemon juice, orange.
• Juice of carrot, tomato, beet.
• Fruits: grapes, citrus, blackcurrant, banana, apricot, mango, kiwi ...
• Jams.
• Green tea and black tea.
• Red wine, dry white wine.
In practice

Respect to each meal Rule of 70% to 30% food basic food acids by performing specific combinations of foods.
For example
• At breakfast:
- Tea (basic)
- Slices of bread (acid) + butter (acid) + jam (Basic)
- Carrot Juice (Basic)
• At lunch:
- Steak (acid) with potatoes (basic) + vegetables like zucchini (Basic)
- Fruit salad (basic)
• At dinner:
- Grated carrot salad (basic)
- Hard-boiled egg (acid) and roasted potatoes (basic)
- Fruit (Basic)

What should I be wary?

Be wary of the misconception that the acidity of food is related to its acidic taste, which is not necessarily the case.

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