The acid test: does your diet pass?


We talk a lot about diet needs here on the AlkaVision blog. Today I thought we’d condense some information into a simple worksheet that you can do at home. Here’s a quick checklist to see if your diet passes the acid test. Instructions: Write the number of times you eat each of the foods below in a given week. Total up the numbers for each category, then compare the totals for ACIDIC foods versus ALKALINE foods. ACIDIC FOODS INVENTORY ____ Meats (Red Meat, Fish/Seafood, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, other meats) ____ Dairy products ____ Foods containing refined flours and sugars (white breads, cookies, etc.) ____ Canned foods ____ Acidic drinks: coffee, alcohol, sodas/pop ____ Peanuts ____ Processed oils…

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Is Your Diet Too Acidic?


Do you feel sluggish and bloated? Are you tired a lot? Do you lack energy? If so, it could be because your diet is too acidic. According to Dr Stephan Domenig, these are signs and symptoms experienced by people who eat diets that are too acidic. What you eat and how you eat can lead to too much acidity in your body. Here are a few questions to help you measure and correct the amount of acidity in your diet: Is your diet lacking in colorful vegetables? If so, it could be that your diet is too acidic, as colorful and nutrition packed vegetables like broccoli, beets, cucumber, and sweet potatoes are considered “alkaline forming” foods—that is,…

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What Is An Alkaline Diet?


Perhaps you’ve heard the term “alkaline diet” and have wondered what it is. Maybe you’ve even found some misinformation and need to be clear on what it isn’t. Here’s a quick guide: An alkaline diet is a diet high in fruits and vegetables. This includes leafy greens, citrus fruits, and more. An alkaline diet is a diet designed to lower acidity and promote alkalinity in the body. This doesn’t just mean avoiding acidic foods. Some foods that are considered acidic actually promote alkalinity once in the body. An alkaline diet is a good diet for weight loss. When people decrease the amount of meats they are eating, and increase their fruit and vegetable intake, an interesting side…

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Acid or Alkaline? What You Should Know About Your Body’s pH…

In chemistry, pH (which stands for “power of hydrogen”) is a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. In practical terms, the pH scale provides a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. Lower pH means more acidity, higher pH means higher alkalinity. Coffee, for example, has a pH of around 5… making it about 100 times more acidic than water. Wine has a pH between 3 and 4. Water has a pH of 7, and blood has a pH of 7.4. The pH of the food we eat matters because it can affect the pH of our bodies. Some foods—even a few of those considered acidic—produce alkalinity in the body. Other…

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Why the Alkaline Diet is A Healthy Way of Life

The “alkaline diet”, as it is called, is the theory that the pH of our diet should line up with the pH of our blood, and that by eating an alkaline-promoting diet, we will help our bodies reach better overall balance and health. High acidity promotes a wide range of health problems… from acid reflux, to fatigue, to some cancers. All foods we eat leave behind a sort of residue in our body… referred to as “ash”. That ash will either be alkaline or acidic. The alkaline diet focuses on foods that leave behind an alkaline ash, thereby increasing alkalinity in the body. Foods such meats and dairy produce acidic ash. Foods such as fruits and vegetables…

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Alkaline Water Benefits

Our research has revealed a large body of evidence demonstrating many potential benefits of alkaline water. To understand the implication of the evidence supporting alkaline water use, it’s best to start with an understanding of alkalinity and acidity overall. When water is acidic, it becomes the ideal environment for the formation of bacteria, fungus, and more. Increasing the pH—making the water more alkaline—will make the water a less likely living space for all kinds of germs and bacteria. Our bodies, according to science, are mostly water. If our bodies are overly acidic, or if our body fluids are overly acidic, we may begin to experience a variety of symptoms and sicknesses because our body has become more…

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5 Plant Based Foods that Boost pH Levels

  The body works most efficiently at a slightly alkaline pH. Through maintaining a healthy pH level, you will enjoy better health, more energy, and fewer of the risks often associated with high acidity. (This means that you’re less likely to experience things like bleeding gums, thinning hair, brittle nails, fatigue, joint pain, weakness, yeast infections, psoriasis, and more. Eating a diet high in plant based foods in one way to promote alkalinity in the body. Here are a few foods to get you started: 1. Leafy Greens. Leafy greens, it probably goes without saying, are extremely good for you. Alkalinity aside, most of us could benefit from increased intake of leafy greens. We can add to…

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Benefits of Coconut Water

  Coconut water has many benefits for active and health conscious people. It has been and can be used as an electrolyte boosting drink (i.e. a “sports drink”) and has many other benefits for the human body. The benefits of coconut water include: High in potassium and antioxidants Efficiently hydrates the body Anti-cancer properties Anti-aging activity, benefits skin Improves connective tissue health Increases metabolism (can help to lose weight) Aids in digestion Replenishes the body’s minerals Helps to dissolve and prevent kidney stones Helps alkalize the body Contributes to healthy bones, muscles, and joints (high calcium content) Perhaps you’re wondering what is in coconut water that makes it so good for you? We’ll cover a few highlights…

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