Alkaline vs Acid Diet – The Introduction & Why you NEED to know this Information – Free Poster Included

Posted: November 18, 2013 in Motivation
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Hey guys,

We all know how important Nutrition is right. I’m sure you’ve heard at some point in your life: 

“You are what you eat”

A lot of truth can be found in the above statement…

Also, did you know that foods & drinks can be separated into a number of food groups. Today the 2 groups I’m introducing to you are:

Alkaline & Acid Foods

First we have to look at some basic science, stick with me here…

Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline ( 7.35 – 7.45 ). Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. A pH of 7.0 is neutral. A pH below 7.0 is acidic. A pH above 7.0 is alkaline.

An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur.

An acidic balance will: decrease the body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it’s ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it’s ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness. A blood pH of 6.9, which is only slightly acidic, can induce coma and death.

he reason acidosis is more common in our society is mostly due to the typical American diet, which is far too high in acid producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and far too low in alkaline producing foods like fresh vegetables.

Additionally, we eat acid producing processed foods like white flour and sugar and drink acid producing beverages like coffee and soft drinks. We use too many drugs, which are acid forming; and we use artificial chemical sweeteners like NutraSweet, Spoonful, Sweet ‘N Low, Equal, or Aspartame, which are poison and extremely acid forming.

One of the best things we can do to correct an overly acid body is to clean up the diet and lifestyle.

To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid forming foods. To restore health, the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods.

Generally, alkaline forming foods include: most fruits, green vegetables, peas, beans, lentils, spices, herbs and seasonings, and seeds and nuts.

Generally, acid forming foods include: meat, fish, poultry, eggs, grains, and legumes.

Conclusion

Today is just an introduction and I will be exploring this subject in more detail as I delve into the in’s and out’s and the do’s and don’ts through thorough personal research. 

We have to be educated on nutrition as we need to eat to survive – Would you all agree on that one?

I really do believe that the school systems around the world should make nutrition a compulsory subject so kids grow up know that Haribo isn’t good for them. That commercial should be banned from TV!

“Kids and grown ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo”

How happy you gonna be when your kids have been diagnosed with some illness related to their diet caused by YOU!

it’s time we wise up people, it’s really that time!

I also feel NUTRITION courses should be made more widely available educating parent’s about healthy eating and proper nutrition.

I just might have to be that guy to start these courses as the information is out there, it’s just a case of finding it and applying it to your own personal life.

But it’s deep because, you don’t know to fix something if you don’t know it’s broken. An example…

Back when I worked in Fitness First in 2010 – I was training with a client and we were discussing what she feeds her children for breakfast in the mornings. Cut a long story short, she was feeding them cereals loaded with sugar and thought that it was healthy because she see’s that very same cereal advertised in the commercials. In situations like this, she doesn’t know any better…

It’s sad though because, there are MILLIONS of parents out there in her position, clueless as to what their putting in their children’s bodies let alone their own.

I’ve learnt that if we want to see a change, we have to be that change…

So let the change begin!

With that said, I hope you enjoy the article and take something away with you.

Much Love

David

DEE’S FITNESS

Sources: http://www.rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm

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Comments
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      Hi there,

      Firstly, thank you for your message and your kind words, much appreciated 🙂

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