Isnin, 14 November 2011

Alkaline and Acid Food List

Alkaline and Acid Food List:

An alkaline food list is a list of foods that make you more alkaline after you've digested them. Not all raw food is alkalizing. And, some acid foods actually increase your pH. For example, a lemon is acid when you eat it, but alkalizing after you've digested it. Because you can't know if a food is alkalizing or acidifying by looking or eating it I've added a list below that tells you just that. For a balanced raw food diet it is important to eat a significant amount of alkalizing foods.
As a general rule the following foods groups are alkalizing:
  • Green leafy vegetables (e.g. spinach, kale);
  • Wild edibles (e.g., dandelion, nettles, wild grasses);
  • Fresh herbs (e.g. parsley, cilantro, basil, garlic);
  • Grasses (e.g. wheat, barley grass);
  • Sprouts;
  • Sea vegetables (e.g. kelp, nori, dulse, spirulina, blue green algae);
  • Medicinal mushrooms (e.g. shiitake, maitake, reishi).
The right alkaline balance is critical to good health. To see how acid or alkaline you are, you can do a simple test using pH test strips (litmus paper). When you're just starting a raw food diet, it may be hard to become alkaline. Even if you eat raw greens all day. I find that juicing greens (with fruits or herbs) speeds up this process tremendously, but it may still not be enough. I that case, you may want to use some alkalizing supplements. Examples are (Himalayan) sea salt, coral calcium, silica, pH drops, green powder or other super foods. In short, the list of alkaline food is all that's raw and green (especially greens, sea vegetables, superfoods and herbs) and an acid food list is all animal products, grains, sugars.

Discover the Secrets of Super Foods

A list of the top 6 super foods may seem unbelievable, but there are foods that possess such strong health benefits, that they are referred to as "superfoods". This healthy raw food list consists of foods that have more nutrients per calorie than most other foods. They've been shown to contain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that prevent disease: from cancer to heart disease to arthritis, and many more. These super foods are ideal for quick and easy raw food recipes. We should include these super foods as part of an all raw food diet on a regular basis. These are truly holistic health supplements. A great way to eat these raw health foods - whether you just begin a raw food diet or whether you're 100% raw already - is to add them to your daily smoothie. You can also add some raw honey and roll them into a raw health food bar. If you're looking for improvement of health on a raw food diet these are the superb raw uncooked food to eat!

Top 6 Super Foods

Amazing Wheatgrass Juice
Wheatgrass contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human health. It's a whole meal and complete protein with about 30 enzymes. It has up to 70% chlorophyll (which builds the blood). It's an excellent source of calcium, iron, agnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Wheatgrass cleanses the body (natural raw detoxer) and it eliminates body and breath odors. The natural value of wheatgrass juice is so high that many people don't feel the "cravings" that lead to overeating. It's great for the skin and first and second decree burns. Did you know that all grasses are edible and that there are over 400 varieties. In the video below, raw foodist and wild plants expert Sergei Boutenko explains how to eat wheat grass.

Magic Goji Berries
Tibetan goji berries are extremely rich in anti-oxidants which help protect the cells in our bodies from diseases like cancer. They're also an excellent source of Vitamin C and soluble fiber. They have more amino acids than bee pollen, more beta carotene than carrots, more iron than spinach and 21 trace minerals. Goji Berries contain of 13% protein! It's been used to treat eye problems, skin rashes, allergies, insomnia, liver disease, diabetes, cervical cancer, to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. It's a powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial food. Be careful of imported one because u doesn’t know the pesticide residue level.

Sexy Maca
Maca is a radish like fruit that grows in Peru. It's one of the top 5 super foods enjoyed by raw foodists. It's extraordinary rich in nutrients: 10% protein, 60% carbohydrate and full of fatty acids, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals trace. Maca is famous for its amazing health benefits and used to boost, energy, strength, libido, sexual function and fertility in both men and women. It's a natural viagra with no side effects and it's said to relieve symptoms of menopause within days. The Peruvian root works gradually, not instantly. You need to eat maca continually to receive the full benefits. For the best results look for organic raw maca powder. Maca balances the body's systems: it'll raise low blood pressure and lower high blood pressure as needed. Maca boosts immunity and harmonizes the body's overall vitality.

Discover Bee Pollen
Bee pollen contain more than 96 different nutrients, including every single nutrient that you need to live. It's made up of 40% protein. It's a natural energizer, slows down the aging process, and lowers cholesterol levels. This super food reliefs discomfort from PMS, prevents prostate problems, improves sperm count, boosts the immune system, and detoxifies your body. It alleviates allergies, improves endurance, strength and mental clarity. It promotes weight loss: the rate at which your body burns fat and it reduces cravings. It regulates your mood and helps control stress in your life.

Hemp Seed Secrets
Hemp is one of the purest, most complete plants on earth. It has the perfect balance of Omega 3 and 6 for sustainable human health. This makes raw hemp seeds incredibly powerful against cancer. It might be the single best food to prevent it. It's a high quality, complete raw food protein and has a massive trace mineral content. It's the only seed that doesn't need to be germinated before eating: it has no enzyme exhibitors. Therefore it's easy to absorb.

Heavenly Chocolate
Although controversial, many find raw chocolate a super food. It's rich in anti oxidants and magnesium. And as long as you're healthy and use is sensably it's a super, tasty and healthy addition to your recipes. Listen to David Wolfe. In this video he discloses the secrets of RAW chocolate and why he beliefs it's good to eat a lot of it. The benefits of raw chocolate?
  • It's a major source of magnesium. Therefore a great laxative, it releases PMS symptoms, it's good for the brain and heart.
  • It's the number 1 anti-oxidant source. 30X as much as green tea and 10X that of blueberries.
  • It does not contain caffeine.
  • However, it does contain theobromine (a sister molecule of caffeine). This makes raw chocolate the best medicine against asthma.
  • It contains serotonin and triple defense. Together they protect us from the damage of stress.
  • Chocolate is the number one weight loss food. It's so nutrient dense. If you eat a few beans you feel fantastic and satisfied. You won't feel hungry and you can go for hours without food.
So, start eating more RAW chocolate! Here you find a raw chocolate cake recipe.

Where To Buy Super Foods
You can buy these superfoods at your local health store, Whole Foods, grow (some of) them yourself, try a green farmers market or shop online at Sunfood Nutrition.

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Alkaline Foods

Alkaline foods are foods that raise the the amount of oxygen that your blood takes in. The most alkalizing foods are RAW green leafy vegetables, non-sweet fruits and (wheat) grasses. The opposite of alkaline foods are acid foods. How much oxygen your blood can absorb is measured on a pH scale that ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 0 is most acidic while a pH of 14 is most alkaline.
The Right Acid - Alkaline Balance
Our blood is in balance when we're slightly alkaline: with a pH of 7.365. In the beginning of the 20th century, very smart scientists and nobel prize winners made a great discovery. If our blood cannot absorb enough oxygen we get sick: cancer, heart issues, arthritis and candida infections, diabetes are the result. You know that our body tries to maintain a constant temperature 98.5F or 37C. But but do you know that your body tries even harder to maintain the right amount of oxygen in your blood (a pH of 7.365)? When our pH is too high or too low, we don't feel well, we feel tired, gain weight, have poor digestion and get aches and pains. Most people in the US and Europe are too acidic: they cannot absorb enough oxygen. That's why cancer, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes are epidemic. Why are we too acidic? The famous four:
  • Stress;
  • Toxins;
  • Parasites; and
  • The FOOD we eat.
Acid Foods List
It's too bad that the foods we like most make us most acidic and thus sick. What are these food? You guessed right:
  • Junk & Processed foods;
  • Sugar;
  • Coffee & Tea;
  • All animal food (meat, eggs, chicken, fish, lobster, oysters);
  • Grains: (white) wheat, rice, pasta, flour, bread etc ;
  • Some Fruits;
  • Dairy products (milk, cheese, butter);
  • Bad fats;
  • Peanuts, cashews.
Alkaline Foods List
During most of our lives, the majority of the foods we eat are (highly) acidic. These make us sick and tired. By eating raw alkaline foods and drinks, we can help our body to heal it self from most diseases:
  • Vegetables - especially raw green leafy vegetables.
  • Fresh Herbs & Spice - parsley, basil, cilantro, cayenne, ginger;
  • Fruits - watermelon, avocado, cucumber, young coconuts;
  • Wheat grass;
  • Sprouts: i.e. alfalfa, mung bean, broccoli etc.
For more details go to the acid alkaline food list.
The best alkaline drinks are alkaline water, vegetable juices and wheatgrass juice. If your very acidic you might need alkaline supplements to get you back in balance quicker.
How Acid Are You?
How do you know your body pH? I love this one, because it's incredibly easy to find out what your alkalinity is. You simply buy some pH test strips (also called litmus paper) at a health store and pee on it. The paper will tell you instantly what your pH is and thus, how alkaline or acid you are. Here are 8 easy steps for testing your pH.
The Best & Cheapest Alkaline Foods
Would you like to know the best and cheapest alkalizing foods? Edible wild plants. They're highly alkaline, abundant, fresh and free! Just throwing a few of them in your salad will help balancing you.

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