The Top 6 Alkaline Foods for Your Everyday Meals

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Most Americans have terrible diets. Not just terrible, but deadly. Just think of all the chemical-laden, fatty, fried, acid-forming foods that are commonly eaten in the United States. We live in a “fast food” society and to eat healthy is most certainly not the “norm”, and it’s not popular with the big food corporations either. Everything around us pushes boxed foods, processed carbs, fast fixes, and all kinds of “foods” that might taste good, but offer very little in true nutritional quality… and are far more likely to hurt us over the long run. It’s difficult, because many people get caught up in this mess—eating a lot of “so-called” food instead of real food—and they do so…

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What is the Alkaline Diet?

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An alkaline diet is a diet that focuses on alkaline-promoting foods, while reducing or avoiding acid-promoting foods. It is believed that following the alkaline diet will improve your overall health by balancing your pH and making the body’s job of regulating pH easier. The key to the alkaline diet is focusing on the best foods, and replacing or reducing the “acidic offenders” wherever possible. Some examples of “high” alkaline-forming foods that are included in a healthy alkaline diet include: alfalfa sprouts apples apricots avocados bananas beets bell peppers broccoli cabbage cantaloupe cauliflower celery corn dates figs garlic ginger grapefruit grapes green beans kelp kiwi leafy greens lemons limes mango nectarines onions oranges papaya parsley passion fruit peaches…

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New Research Reveals Six Dietary Guidelines for Cancer Prevention

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A new study offers some dietary guidelines for cancer prevention that will be quite familiar to those who follow the alkaline diet. According to Dr. Neal Barnard—the author of the study, president of the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and associate professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences–“Plant-based foods provide an antioxidant boost and help promote a healthy weight, reducing the risk for all types of cancer in the long run.” Here are the six dietary guidelines for cancer prevention{1} offered by the study, along with associated findings from the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine: 1. Limit or avoid dairy products. – “Consuming thirty-five grams of dairy protein each day,…

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The Acid Versus Alkaline Diet

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A lot of people eat foods that form acid in the body. Note that there is a difference between “acidic” foods and “acid forming” foods. They are not necessarily one and the same. What matters most is not the acidity of the food itself, but how the food is processed in the body. If we have too much acid in the body, this can cause a condition known as acidosis. Acidosis can lead to a variety of health problems. One of the most talked-about risks associated with acidosis is that of osteoporosis. What happens, in the case of acid and osteoporosis, is that minerals are taken out of the bones by the body in order to balance…

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Why the Alkaline Diet is Here to Stay

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The thing about diets is that they seem to very frequently come and go. A lot of people ride the diet wave like a roller-coaster, hopping on whatever fad-diet comes along—often experiencing ups and downs in weight and overall health as a result. Before I go on to talk about the alkaline diet, let me say a little about these diet trends. They truly do come and go with every passing wind. Here’s an example of how these things can change: 25 years ago, the common advice was to eat less meat and more carbs. For example, if you were eating a plate of spaghetti, a dietitian might tell you to use 1/4 the sauce if you…

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