Five Benefits of an Acid Free Diet

People are advised to eat a well balanced diet if the want to live a longer and healthier life. This is great advice but there are other more specific (and less balanced diets) that suit certain people better and one of these is the acid free diet. As the name suggests this diet consists of the best alkaline foods. Some natural health experts suggest that a lot of sicknesses occur when the body PH level becomes too acidic and to make it alkaline, people can only consume the right combinations of foods and drinks. There are several advantages that humans [...]

Food pH and Weight Loss

Because of the growing awareness on the importance of having a healthy weight, Australians are now getting more and more health conscious. However, still a growing number of Australians are overweight, reports the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. A large number of overweight Australians are still thriving to lose weight, but to no avail. They’ve tried almost any method: exercise, diet, and medical means, but none of these seem to be effective. Recently, researchers have gathered new ideas and concluded that the pH level in the food we eat contributes greatly to how much we weigh. pH Value – [...]

Difference Between Alkaline and Acidic Foods

Foods can be divided into two general groups: the alkaline and the acidic food groups. They are categorized based on their effects on the pH level of the bloodstream. Both foods, when taken excessively, may cause either of the two conditions: systemic acidosis or severe alkalosis. Therefore, it is important to take proper balance of both alkaline and acidic foods. Understanding the pH Scale It is important to understand how pH works in order to know more about the concept of alkaline and acidic. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. While 7 is considered neutral,  the range below [...]

List of Acid-Forming Foods

You may ask: What is with the alkaline vs. Acidic diet? Well, scientifically speaking, it is all about health. Did you know that your blood pH must be a little on the alkaline side for you to stay healthy and be able to fight diseases?  However, you must keep your alkaline level balance within the range of 7.35-7.45. Although a pH level of 7.0 is considered as neutral, going below this line is considered as acidic. How Do You Become Acidic? Your pH becomes acidic generally because of the foods you eat. Acid-forming foods, toxins ingestion, emotional and physical stress, [...]

Is Alkaline Water A Scam?

There are a lot of interest being generated by the marketers of alkaline water and a lot of consumers are left asking the question: Is it a scam? Alkaline water is marketed as the easy way to neutralize acid in the bloodstream. A number of “experts” claim that it boosts the body’s metabolism and aid in the effective nutrient absorption. In addition, they also state that it can help in disease prevention and slow down cell degeneration process. Are These Proven Claims? The answer is a big no. According to the MayoClinic.com, there are no medical records to prove that [...]

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