People seem to have started a trend of practicing healthy diets, which is good, but new kinds of diets are popping every day, so it’s hard keeping tracks and deciding which suits you best. In this article we will present you the alkaline diet, one of the healthiest diets that will transform your body and your overall health.

About the alkaline diet

The basic idea of this diet is to replace acid-forming foods with alkaline ones in order to improve your health. The diet is also known as alkaline ash diet because when you metabolize foods and extract their energy (calories), they leave an ash as if you were burning them.

Acidic foods include meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, grains, caffeine and alcohol, and consist of protein, phosphate, and sulfur, whereas alkaline diet is consisted of fruits, nuts, vegetables, soybeans, tofu and seeds, consisting of calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Neutral acids include natural fats, starches, and sugar.

This diet is great for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten intolerant people. Below you can see what food belongs in what group:

Vegetables

  • Mustard Greens
  • Mushrooms
  • Nightshade Veggies
  • Parsnips (high glycemic)
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Peppers
  • Wild Greens
  • Sea Veggies
  • Edible Flower
  • Eggplant
  • Fermented Veggies
  • Green Beans
  • Chard Greens
  • Chlorella
  • Collard Greens
  • Spirulina
  • Alka

Fruits

  • Tropical Fruits
  • Umeboshi Plums
  • Dried figs
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Sour cherries
  • Rhubarb

Protein

  • Tempeh (fermented)
  • Millet
  • Chestnuts

Spices & Seasonings

  • Sea Salt
  • Miso
  • Tamari
  • All Herbs
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Curry
  • Chili pepper

Others

  • Mineral water
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Green Juices
  • Veggie Juices
  • Fresh Fruit Juice
  • Molasses
  • Probiotic Cultures
  • Bee pollen

This diet lowers high blood pressure and cholesterol, meaning it will keep your heart healthy. It also protects the body from inflammation, helps in weight loss, and prevents diabetes and osteoarthritis.

Another excellent thing about the alkaline diet is that it neutralizes the negative side-effects of chemotherapy, making it more effective and less toxic. It is yet to be discovered whether this diet can also effectively prevent cancer.

Source: www.dailyhealthpost.com

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People seem to have started a trend of practicing healthy diets, which is good, but new kinds of diets are popping every day, so it’s hard keeping tracks and deciding which suits you best. In this article we will present you the alkaline diet, one of the healthiest diets...