ALKALINE DIET



Basta, lately pag gigising ko sa umaga, i have this feeling in my mouth na parang matamis or acids parang feeling ko eh mga na-metabolized na carbo/sugars na kinain ko kagabi (nag toothbrush/floss/mouthwash naman ako bago matulog ) sa san galing yung "taste" na yun) ... im thinking din na natulog ako na di man lang nabu burn ang mga carbos na yon... i think it is unhealthy. , im thinking baka mag karoon na ako ng adult-onset diabetes nito... tsk tsk... so i better start watching out what i am eating, i am going to be 28 na soon... so kailangan ingat ingatan ang health.... basta.. feeling ko eh ang dami kong na coconsume na sugar or carbo or meat products lately na eventually eh pag naprocess na ng body eh nagiging acids sa loob ng katawan.. at masama ang sobrang acids sa katawan... so i need something na pag balance, foods na may alkaline.. like yung mga nasa food chart sa baba.. i just posted it here para maremind lang ako kung ano dapat kung iwasan at kung ano kailangan kainin.. mostly fruits at gulay lang naman ang alkaline-producing foods at dun ako parang kulang. may nadadaanan naman akong mini talipapa pauwi so dun na lang ako bibili ng something na memeryedahin, something healthy kesa mag kape at sweet breads or mag bukas ng canned goods... kaya gustong gusto ko umuuwi ng probinsya eh halos mga damo damo/root crops lang sa paligid ang pwede mo kainin dun, and i don't mind mmmm pwede rin naman mag katay ng native chicken hehehe di rin ako nakatiis. basta, nararamdaman ko, parang acidic na ako.. kailangan ko ng pang balance...


What is the Alkaline Diet?

Other names: alkaline acid diet, acid alkaline diet. An alkaline diet is a diet that emphasizes, to a varying degree, fresh fruit, vegetables, roots and tubers, nuts, and legumes.

What is the History of Alkaline Diets ?

Almost all foods that we eat, after being digested, absorbed, and metabolized, release either an acid or an alkaline base (bicarbonate) into blood. Grains, fish, meat, poultry, shellfish, cheese, milk, and salt all produce acid, so the introduction and dramatic rise in our consumption of these foods meant that the typical Western diet became more acid-producing. Consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables decreased, which further made the Western diet acid-producing.

Our blood is slightly alkaline, with a normal pH level of between 7.35 and 7.45. The theory behind the alkaline diet is that our diet should reflect this pH level (as it did in the past) and be slightly alkaline. Proponents of alkaline diets believe that a diet high in acid-producing foods is disrupts this balance and promotes the loss of essential minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, and sodium, as the body tries to restore equilibrium. This imbalance is thought to make people prone to illness.

Why Do People Try Alkaline Diets?

According to some alternative practitioners, the shift to an acid-producing diet is the cause of a number of chronic diseases. Some practitioners recommend the alkaline diet if a person has the following symptoms and other illnesses have been ruled out.

  • Lack of energy
  • Excessive mucous production
  • Nasal congestion
  • Frequent colds and flu
  • Anxiety, nervousness, irritability
  • Ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries, benign breast cysts
  • Headache

Although conventional doctors do believe that increasing consumption of fruit and vegetables and reducing one's intake of meat, salt, and refined grains is beneficial to health, most conventional doctors do not believe that an acid-producing diet is the foundation of chronic illness. In conventional medicine, there is evidence, however, that alkaline diets may help prevent the formation of calcium kidney stones, osteoporosis, and age-related muscle wasting.

What are the Safety Concerns?

It's a good idea to consult your doctor before trying a new diet. The alkaline diet should not be used by people with acute or chronic kidney failure unless under a doctor's supervision. People with pre-existing heart disease and those on medications that affect potassium levels in the body should check with their doctor first.

1 notes:

{ Alessandra } | October 4, 2011 at 12:45 AM said...

A balanced diet refers to a diet that does not have too much of just one thing. For instance, if you eat nothing but rice, pasta, potatoes, bread, and corn, then that is NOT a balanced diet because it has too many starches and not enough protein, fiber, or fat.

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