• 2-Do you know what an ‘alkaline diet’ is?
• 3-The importance of pH balance
• 4-Best alkaline foods
• 5-Anti-alkaline foods
• 6-Other kind of habits that can cause acidity in your body
• 7-Alkaline diet benefits
1. ALKALINE/ACID DIET
• There is perhaps no diet better for longevity and
staving off disease than an alkaline diet. But don’t just
take my word for it!
• Some research: A 2012 review published in the Journal
Environmental Health found that balancing your body’s
pH through an alkaline diet can be helpful in reducing
morbidity and mortality from numerous chronic
diseases and ailments — such as hypertension,
diabetes, arthritis, vitamin D deficiency, low bone
ALKALINE DIET IS
THE IDEA THAT THE
FOODS YOU EAT CAN
ALTER THE ACIDITY OR
2. DO YOU KNOW WHAT ALKALINE FOOD IS?
•All the food you eat everyday causes TOXIC
ACID OVERLOAD putting you at risk for
diabetes, kidney damage and even CANCER.
SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM
They neutralize the PH of our blood and body
3. HOW DOES IT WORK?
You METABOLISE foods,
EXTRACT the energy (calories)
•Supporters of the alkaline diet
claim that eating food which
leaves behind a lot of acidic ‘ash’
affects our bodies pH and
leaves us vulnerable to disease.
They advise eating a diet high
in alkaline forming foods, to
promote health and wellness.
3. THE IMPORTANCE OF PH BALANCE
“particles of Hydrogen” or “power of Hydrogen”.
It is symbol for the degree of acidity/alkalinity in our body.
The maintenance of a stable hydrogen ion concentration in
the body fluids is essential to life.
It’s measured on a scale from 0 to 14. The more acidic a
solution is, the lower its pH. The more alkaline, the higher the number is.
Ideal pH for the human body is between 6.8 and 7.2.
Therefore, a pH above 7.2 is considered alkaline and lower than 6.8 is considered
4. BEST ALKALINE FOODS
FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES PROMOTE ALKALINITY THE MOST. SOME OF THE
TOP PICKS INCLUDE BROCCOLI, MUSHROOMS, CITRUS, DATES, RAISINS, SPINACH,
GRAPEFRUIT, TOMATOES, AVOCADO.
ALL RAW FOODS: IDEALLY TRY TO CONSUME A GOOD PORTION OF YOUR PRODUCE
RAW. UNCOOKED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE SAID TO BE BIOGENIC OR “LIFE-
GIVING.” COOKING FOODS DEPLETES ALKALIZING MINERALS. PLANT PROTEINS:
ALMONDS, NAVY BEANS, LIMA BEANS AND MOST OTHER BEANS ARE GOOD CHOICES.
ALKALINE WATER: ALKALINE WATER HAS A PH OF 9 TO 11. DISTILLED WATER IS JUST
FINE TO DRINK. WATER FILTERED WITH A REVERSE OSMOSIS FILTER IS SLIGHTLY
ACIDIC, BUT IT’S STILL A FAR BETTER OPTION THAN TAP WATER OR PURIFIED
BOTTLED WATER. ADDING PH DROPS, LEMON OR LIME, OR BAKING SODA TO YOUR
WATER CAN ALSO BOOST ITS ALKALINITY.
GREEN DRINKS: DRINKS MADE FROM GREEN VEGETABLES .THEY ARE LOADED
WITH ALKALINE- FORMING FOODS AND CHLOROPHYLL. CHLOROPHYLL IS
STRUCTURALLY SIMILAR TO OUR OWN BLOOD AND HELPS ALKALIZE THE BLOOD.
A GOOD PIECE OF ADVICE: DRINK A GLASS OF WARM WATER
5. ANTI ALKALINE FOODS
HIGH-SODIUM FOODS: THEY CONTAIN TONS OF SODIUM CHLORIDE —
TABLE SALT —
WHICH CONSTRICTS BLOOD VESSELS AND CREATES ACIDITY.
COLD CUTS AND CONVENTIONAL
MEATS PROCESSED CEREALS (SUCH
AS CORN FLAKES)
CAFFEINATED DRINKS AND ALCOHOL
MILK: CALCIUM-RICH DAIRY PRODUCTS CAUSE SOME OF THE HIGHEST
RATES OF OSTEOPOROSIS. THAT’S BECAUSE THEY CREATE ACIDITY IN
THE BODY!. SO THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS IS TO EAT
LOTS OF ALKALINE GREEN LEAFY VEGGIES!
-Exposure to chemicals and
radiation from household
cleansers, building materials,
computers, cell phones and
microwaves-Food coloring and
-Pesticides and herbicides
-Processed and refined foods
6. OTHER KIND OF
HABITS THAT CAN
CAUSE ACIDITY IN
-Low levels of fiber in
-Lack of exercise
7. ALKALINE DIET BENEFITS
-PROTECTS BONE DENSITY AND MUSCLE MASS
-LOWERS RISK FOR HYPERTENSION AND STROKE
-LOWERS CHRONIC PAIN AND INFLAMMATION
-BOOSTS VITAMIN ABSORPTION AND PREVENTS
-HELPS IMPROVE IMMUNE FUNCTION AND CANCER
-CAN HELP YOU MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT
-MAY PREVENT FROM CANCER
IN SHORT, HOW THE
BODY REACTS TO CERTAIN
FOODS IS WHAT
FOODS ARE ALKALINE-
FORMING AND WHAT FOODS
ARE ACID-FORMING. IF I CAN
CHOOSE, I PREFER FOODS
WHICH IMPROVE MY QUALITY
SWITCH TO AN
DIET; IT WILL