Balance is the key to life! And when it’s about your health, it’s the key to life. But a balance in human body is not something you can find, it is
something you create with your healthy lifestyle choices.
We have all heard someone talking about it in the gym, known super-models doing it and it is all over the internet. Alkaline diet is the latest breakout
that promises to improve overall health and fitness. But what is it that makes it the favorite for nutritionists and fitness enthusiasts?
Alkaline diet implies eating alkaline food in favor of keeping body’s pH between 7.35 and 7.45. After digestion and breakdown of the food we eat, we are
left with some essential inorganic materials, like minerals present in the food. These are commonly called ‘ash’. The ash can be acidic or alkaline,
determined by the content of the food. Researches and experiments infer that a diet rich in ‘alkaline-ash foods’ protect healthy cells of the body
and balance essentials minerals. An alkaline diet not only helps in weight loss but also promotes overall health and wellness.
Human body is a closed balanced system. Healthy cells always maintain an equilibrium in the blood and other organs of the body. An additional acid load in
the body is neutralized by minerals that come from bones. An alkaline diet thus prevents several bone diseases. By the same token, an acidic environment
promotes growth of cancer cells. A well-formulated alkaline diet can therefore, save from a disease trouble in long term. Alkaline ash diets have also been
shown to improve energy levels and prevent headaches, kidney stones, muscle pain, bloating and risk of hypertension in elderly.
Here is a alkaline rich food chart for quick reference:
- Alkalinizing veggies: Cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, onions and carrots.
- Alkalinizing fruits: Apples, grapes, lemon and watermelon.
Almonds, basil, chia seeds, cumin and goat’s milk are also super alkaline foods.
Include these in your diet to stay in an alkaline healthy state.