The Difference Between Alkaline and Acidic Foods Can Keep You Disease-Free

This is an excerpt from my upcoming cookbook, Nonstop Awesomeness in the Kitchen. Pre-order it now (with lots of added goodies) for only $10, until May 1st.

Alkaline vs. Acidic

As you learn more about the foods to eat, I also want to share something totally mind-blowing (at least to me): how foods affect our natural pH level. If you ever took care of a swimming pool, you know how important this is—you don’t want the water to be too acidic!

Same thing with our bodies—we want to create as alkaline (non-acidic) environment as possible.

 

pH Foods

 

The following was taken from an article on Vibrant Wellness Journal:

This is what is true: disease cannot grow in an alkaline environment, and while most of us have a very acidic lifestyle and illness or pain to prove it, it can be reversed or mitigated with a high intake of alkalizing foods.

The basics: all foods that we eat are either acidic, neutral, or alkaline. Unfortunately for most of us, the foods most common in our diets are HIGHLY acidic: meat, dairy, coffee, white flour, white sugar, and alcohol (stress also creates an acidic environment!).

“Many things are neutral: filtered water and quinoa are just two. The foods that are alkalizing are everything green, most whole grains, and most fruits, especially citrus fruits. Apple cider vinegar, herbal teas, and meditation and exercise also help create an alkaline environment.(Awesome last point!!)

So, does this mean you can’t ever eat acidic foods? Of course not.

You just want to be eating a majority of alkalizing items, like vegetables, and do your best to eliminate (or definitely minimize) high-acidic foods, like sugars, sodas, dairy, and meat.

Seeing a trend here? It’s unbelievably important to be eating whole, real, foods—both for day-to-day health and long-term benefits!

 

Food Alkalinity

 

These two charts were taken from Carla Golden Wellness and EcoNugenics. If you want a chart that covers just about every food out there, check out this one.
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NA in the Kitchen

 

 

Again, if you enjoy what you read and would like more info like this, check out my cookbook.

 

 

 

What do you think about the pH approach? And what’s your favorite way to stay alkalized?

I’d love to hear your response + any other thoughts you have below.

 

From the road…
Nathan

 

p.s. I’m offering a limited number of 1-on-1 (or small group) virtual health consultations (all over a smoothie)—more info here.

p.p.s. I’ll be throwing a free group smoothie cooking class next week (most likely Thursday, 4/25)—keep your eyes peeled! :)

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Former life: actor/office worker/virtual assistant; lived in Los Angeles for 11 years. Since then: sold nearly everything, took a $5 flight to Hawaii, lived there for 3 months, wrote an eGuide about all of it, and still traveling. Currently: digital nomad - looking to improve myself, have fun and serve others.

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4 comments on “The Difference Between Alkaline and Acidic Foods Can Keep You Disease-Free
  1. Carla Golden says:

    Thank you for the great info and for spreading the good word about the importance of alkalizing foods!

  2. Laura says:

    I recently read an article about alkalizing your facial skin… it had a ‘test’ you took to decide if your skin is too acidic or too alkaline, and what to do for either. I can’t remember where I saw it. Do you know anything about that? It was interesting.

    Back to my stir-fry lunch…

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