Alkaline Balanced Diet

Written by on September 4, 2011 in Health - No comments | Print this page

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An alkaline balanced diet will create a healthy environment for your body.  For those who don’t quite understand the whole alkaline and acidic foods issue, here is a brief overview.

Foods are classified as acid-forming or alkalizing depending on the effect they have on your body. Acid-forming foods contribute hydrogen ions to the body, making it more acidic. Alkalizing foods remove hydrogen ions from the body, making it more alkaline. This classification is based on the effect foods have on the body after digestion, not how they taste to us.

Acidity and alkalinity are measured in pH (potential of hydrogen).  The pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 0 being the most acidic, and 14 the most alkaline.  A healthy pH balance ranges between 7.35 and 7.45.

So why is it so important to keep your system alkalized?  Diseases like cancer, arthritis and heart disease thrive in an acid environment.  The acid in your body will weaken your immune system as it eats away your healthy defense mechanisms like your arteries and your tissues.

Take a look at this Alkaline Balanced Diet Chart to see where you can improve your diet.

 

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Alkalinity-Chart

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So what can you do about it?  Alkalize your body by combining and eating the right foods.  Consuming plenty of fruits and veggies is a sure way to getting your health back on track.  You will a live longer and more active life!

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What’s your take on the Alkaline/Acid war?  Have you had any experiences that have impacted your life as a result of having an alkalized or acidic system?

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For additional nutrition facts and health tips visit our Health and Nutrition page to start your balanced diet.

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Alana Johnson

Alana Johnson tries to enjoy the simple things in life and writes for the Lifestyle category on Quality Life Resources. Living in the small New England town of Norwalk, CT, she looks forward to the warm summer months. To submit your own article for my category, please click HERE. View all Self Improvement articles.