A new diet,The pH miracle diet, is presenting a revolutionary new way for dieters to consider their eating habits. The diet focuses on the maintenance of the pH balance of food eaten. The recommended levels are 80% alkalinity, 20% acidity, with the ultimate goal being to match the level of pH that is naturally found in the bloodstream.
Because many foods that are considered “favorites” unfortunately contain a high level of acidity, obtaining the proper bloodstream pH can be difficult. For this reason, it is necessary to learn which foods are considered good sources of alkaline, and adding those foods to an already healthy diet.
Normal or average bloodstream pH levels are between 7.35 and 7.45. Any reading above 7 indicates that the bloodstream is considered in an alkaline state. Therefore, neutralization of the bloodstream’s acidity through the addition of foods with high levels of alkali is essential in maintaining proper pH levels, thus providing a means whereby damaged cells can be regenerated or restored, as well as other health benefits.
One simple way to incorporate more alkaline into a diet is through the addition of vegetables and fruits. If one is already eating vegetables and fruits, one may wish to increase their intake of these foods in order to obtain more of their alkaline-producing benefits.
Green and yellow vegetables seem to provide the most successful way whereby alkaline can be added to a diet. Some good choices would be any type of greens (turnip, collard, mustard, chard, etc.), as well as English peas, broccoli, and celery. Yellow vegetables include yellow peppers, pumpkin, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, and others.
Almost any form of fruit contains alkaline nutrients. Because fruit is in general very tasty, and often serves as a substitute for “sweets”, it is not hard at all to add such healthy choices as blueberries, strawberries, melon in any form, and/or citrus fruits to one’s diet, thereby receiving the benefits of increased alkaline while at the same time enjoying the method of obtaining it.
The decision of which forms of protein to add to a diet geared toward the increase of alkaline tends to require a little more effort. Because all protein which is derived from animals tends to increase acidity, care should be taken to add the forms of protein which have the opposite effect–that of increasing alkaline. This can come in the from of certain types of nuts, including almonds and chestnuts, as well as the addition of tofu, millet, or perhaps whey protein powder.
Some spices and herbs also serve to increase alkalinity levels. Spices which do this include cinnamon, curry, ginger, and mustard; all herbs have alkali-increasing qualities.
As minerals are an important component to a healthy diet, one would be wise to choose those minerals that can also assist in maintaining proper alkalinity levels. Some specific examples of helpful minerals are cesium, potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium.
Juices and other liquids also provide a source of nutrition by which alkaline can be added to a diet. Fresh fruit juice, juices derived from vegetable sources, and mineral water are but a few good-tasting additions that can be made to a diet. Further, those individuals who enjoy the taste of buttermilk may be pleasantly surprised to find that this beverage can be a good choice.
The inclusion of some homeopathic and organic supplements are also good ways in which the body may receive the benefits of increased alkalinity. These include bee pollen, molasses, lecithin, and other natural substances.
Once a person has learned which foods, liquids, and supplements are best suited for the addition of alkaline to the diet, a commitment should then be made to add and continue to take in the substances necessary for maintaining a good pH level. Once that has been achieved, there is a way in which a person can obtain a pH reading, so that it can be determined whether or not the levels are as they should be.
By procuring a kit that allows for the testing of pH levels by the application of saliva onto a specially treated strip, one can obtain a reading of the pH level in the body. Any necessary adjustments can be made once the reading has been determined. Again, the goal is for a pH level of between 7 and 8.
Knowing which foods and supplements that add alkaline to your pH levels is the beginning. Implementing them is a step towards planning and commitment. After adding these foods to your diet, you can test your body’s pH levels with a saliva strip test. Keeping your personal pH level between 7 and 8 is the target for essential good health.