Many of us have heard things about our diets being too acidic or that we have to eat more raw foods to counter-balance the acidity of modern day diets.
So how true is this you ask?
It is very true.
Unfortunately, most people’s diet is full of processed food (remember, I didn’t even say junk food!), even the so-called healthy foods that many companies are trying to cash-in on are heavily processed! Just the other day, my dad shocked me by purchasing some healthy dessert! Or so it looked healthy from the packaging! One glance at the ingredients list and I was sent back to reality!
No such thing as a healthy dessert, except the recipes in Gourmet Nutrition and some others floating around the net (this book – see below – has some really, really, really good yummy healthy recipes! Would I use that many “reallys” if I didn’t mean it?!)
Anyway, back to the topic!
Now, before I go on, I am not specifying or advocating another type of “diet” or anything like that, I know how hard it can be! I’m simply advising you to implement some simple and easily accessible foods into your diet which are more alkaline based to create some balance and therefore benefiting for yourselves.
So what benefits can one attain from introducing more alkaline foods in their diet?
Here’s a list:
- Wake up feeling good and ready for the day as opposed to waking up and feeling sluggish!
- Clearer skin*
- More energy*
- Less likely to catch a cold*
- Improved cognitive ability/performance
- Increase in mental clarity
(* benefits I have experienced and enjoy and can attest to myself)
Okay, so I guess you want examples of such foods?
Well, I think it is pretty safe to say that nearly all vegetables and fruit are alkaline forming. Spinach is a very high alkaline forming food, where as cheese is very acidic.
I’ve compiled a list of foods which you can access in Part 2.
I know adding such foods into your diet is not always that convenient and palatable!
Well, first of all, we have the privilege of being able to pop into our local supermarket and buy vegetables & fruits that are washed and ready to eat – no excuses there!
So what about the palatability?
Well, three ways round this:
Either eat these foods (e.g. raw broccoli) with other foods, thereby cancelling out the taste. I do this regularly, especially with raw cruciferous vegetables. I eat them with healthy curry and brown rice, don’t even taste the vegetables.
Find recipes on the internet that incorporate these ingredients.
Remember the benefits you shall reap as a result of introducing such foods to your diet, I’m serious! Have you noticed that when you don’t want to do something, it is very easy to bring to mind all the negative factors, thereby giving you motivation not to do the matter at hand. Well the same is true for the other side of the spectrum, that is, the positive aspects and factors. It really works, try it! Just make sure you think of the benefits only, don’t combine these thoughts with the negative ones, or it won’t quite work! This is no tantra mantra yoga meditation stuff, just simple ways of manipulating your thought process – it really works! This is based on Anthony Robbin’s Neuro-Associative Conditioning (NAC) method – I heard it on his Personal Power Audio CD programme.
Remember, I’m not selling you anything, this is genuine advice.
So give it a try!
Stay tuned for Part 2 where I delve further into this subject and provide two different lists of acid and alkaline foods (you’ll know what I mean, just wait for part 2).
Have any of you already tried the above in your diet?
If so, what were/are your experiences and results?
Stay tuned for part 2.
P.S. There are two affiliate links in this post – not because I want to become rich, but because I have tried these products myself and highly recommend them and any money I make helps towards the cost of running this site.
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