The Alkaline Diet Plan http://thealkalinedietplan.net Third Party Independent Review Thu, 07 May 2015 14:03:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.28 A Very Fine Line Between Trendy and Healthy – Things You Must Know http://thealkalinedietplan.net/fine-line-trendy-healthy-things-must-know http://thealkalinedietplan.net/fine-line-trendy-healthy-things-must-know#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 14:03:13 +0000 http://thealkalinedietplan.net/?p=167 It seems like there’s always some new product out there that is promising to help get you fit and healthy, whether it’s a pill or a supplement, maybe it’s even some weird gadget you’re supposed to wear, it can even be a diet that is telling you that you need to remove something incredibly vital […]

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It seems like there’s always some new product out there that is promising to help get you fit and healthy, whether it’s a pill or a supplement, maybe it’s even some weird gadget you’re supposed to wear, it can even be a diet that is telling you that you need to remove something incredibly vital to your diet like (for instance) all vitamin B – because some pseudo-scientist somewhere has declared unilaterally that vitamin B is now bad for you. Then some celebrities catch wind of this thing that’s trending – lets call it for argument’s sake the “Anti-B diet”, and since they have plenty of money to burn most of the time, what’s the harm in trying something that might not work? Nothing lost in their case anyway, and some are offered a good deal of money to speak for the product itself even if it doesn’t work, lending false credibility to a questionable product.

The difference between you and a celebrity is something that doesn’t need pointing out. Most of us don’t have disposable income, we rely on everything we work hard for to make it from month to month, and some of us are lucky enough to have something to put into savings when it’s all said and done. These celebrities also have private personal trainers that look as though they have been sculpted right from the statues of Adonis himself and torn out of the annals of Greek history to show these famous folks how to work out best for their body, and their purposes. They have endless amounts of time for their workout, and for the equipment involved, most will have a pool which is great for passive cardio training and lean muscle building, and when all that might fail, they can afford plastic surgery to erase it. All it takes is a few well known faces saying something worked wonders in a few weeks and “Look at my beach body now!” to get everyone paying attention to something that may work short-term, but is horrid for you in the long run.

The inherent problem with most trendy diets is the fact that they’re trendy at all. Consider how fashion goes in and out of style regularly, with some resurfacing in ten year intervals when it becomes fashionable to be “retro” again. The same does not apply to people’s body size. The last time being overweight was even remotely “in” at all, was around the 1950′s with actresses like Marilyn Monroe, still considered to be a beauty to last the ages, despite being a fuller figure. Also admired from times past were actresses like Lillian Russell or Lillie Langtry, who are both pretty solidly built, and nothing at all like today’s reed thin models.

Slenderness was considered a sign of poor nutrition throughout most of history, and an overweight woman was looked upon as having means, and it became the attractive norm. If you look even upon the statue of Venus, which is world famous, you’ll notice she’s not so thin that she looks unhealthy as is promoted today, she has a nice roundness to her tummy and a softness about her that is utterly feminine. It’s actually unfortunate that a more healthy weight hasn’t come back into style honestly, so it seems the more important effort must be in re-educating why going with trendy flash diets aren’t the answer. It has even come up in studies that being overweight is linked to lower risk of mortality! Now before you go and assume this means you can eat whatever you like, this requires more explanation.

People who are obese or extremely obese DO tend to die earlier than those of normal weight, but speaking strictly to those who are just overweight but not obese, it may cause them to live longer. Reasons cited are things like the need to check on their own health consistently because they straddle a thin line between being overweight and obese, and are risking things like metabolic issues and diabetes among many other things. The best thing to take from the entire reading is that you don’t need to starve yourself, or exclude something that is probably necessary for your good health to get skinny. Skinny doesn’t mean healthy at all, and just because a flash diet can make you drop 20lbs in 2 weeks doesn’t mean it came from the right places, it could have been water weight, or muscle lost. Trendy diets go the same way as trends with fashion and are better off just being pushed out the door before they’re given enough room to breathe in the first place.

There are times however, as with the Alkaline Diet and a few other solid programs, where there is real science that can back up the claims, and not just someone claiming to be a nutritionist, but real scholars, doctors and people within the educational, medical and cutting edge scientific community who are backing this, and not without great risk. They have spent many years attending school for their particular line of work, some of whom have specialized degrees for their area of study, and have prepared dissertations and publications spanning thousands of pages of in-depth clinical and scientific lingo and jargon we probably wouldn’t understand. It’s safe to say that anyone with that degree of experience likely knows what they’re talking about, and wouldn’t simply throw their weight and good name behind something if they stood a better than average chance it would make them look bad to their peers later.

There are so many reasons to adopt a healthy eating plan like the Alkaline Diet promotes, and not because it’s a trendy diet, it’s probably not trendy it’s just new. If it were trendy it would be all the rage and you’d see ridiculous amounts of testimonials from famous people, and the diet itself would die out in a manner of months to a year at the most. It won’t do that, and hasn’t done that because the things it’s based on, as with many other diets that have been revealed lately, are real and fact based. The premise they work upon is the concept of simply eating better foods, and making better food choices. Often the only way we screw up our weight and health is by not understanding what is bad for us, and what it’s doing to us long-term to continue eating this way. These sorts of programs not only teach you, but they help offer substitutions for things you’re used to and love, so you don’t feel like you’re giving up everything to get healthy.

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Incorporating Tannins into an Alkaline Diet http://thealkalinedietplan.net/incorporating-tannins-alkaline-diet http://thealkalinedietplan.net/incorporating-tannins-alkaline-diet#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:10:24 +0000 http://thealkalinedietplan.net/?p=154 First it’s important to understand what tannins are, and then why they matter. A tannin is a biomolecule that performs as an astringent, bitter plant polyphenolic compound. It binds to and precipitates proteins as well as other organic compounds like amino acids and alkaloids. This means that tannins help make some indigestable things we need […]

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First it’s important to understand what tannins are, and then why they matter. A tannin is a biomolecule that performs as an astringent, bitter plant polyphenolic compound. It binds to and precipitates proteins as well as other organic compounds like amino acids and alkaloids. This means that tannins help make some indigestable things we need to stay healthy more easily absorbed by our body. As a natural astringent, it also acts as a deterrent for disease, helping to boost immunity as a natural anti-microbial agent. The growth of many fungi, yeasts, bacteria and viruses are inhibited by tannins, and have been well documented by various studies. It has also been shown to accelerate blood clotting, helping to reduce blood pressure, and decrease the serum lipid level which aids in weight loss.

The term comes from tanna, and Old High German word for oak, as with Tannenbaum, and refers to the usage of wood tannins from oak for tanning animal hides and the treatment of leather. It can easily be tasted best through red wines, aged in charred oak barrels, it’s that bitter aftertaste that is most commonly associated with red wines, whiskeys, brandy and some brands of scotch. This doesn’t mean to go out and start up a drinking regimen, only that these products use tannins in the production process, and are very easily tasted, but they’re also from where these alcohols come from originally, which is primarily fruits and grain. Tannins are considered a polyphenol, which is tied with many super-foods; foods that contain a significant amount of nutrients that protect your body from disease. Polyphenols are among the most protective of all the superfoods. Plants use polyphenols as a protection against insects, and when we eat them, we process them as an antioxidant which protects our cells from oxidation – reducing our risk of heart disease and cancers.

This is great news for anyone who is either already living an alkaline friendly lifestyle or looking to, because most of the raw vegetables, leafy greens and fruits contain tannins and eating them raw allows all the benefits tannins have to be absorbed readily. The foods and drinks that contain tannins are alkaline friendly and most are allowable with a fully alkaline diet. Drinks that contain tannins are most commonly teas and wines, looking for the most bitter of them is a high indicator for high tannin levels like green or rooibos tea, but they’re also present in fruit juices, excluding citrus. Apple, grape and berry juices are all high in tannins – the ones that are 100% natural and have the skins of the berries or fruit are even better. Many of the fruits that contain tannin are also good for you in many other ways beyond the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols.

Cranberries: We’ve all heard about how cranberries are great for urinary tract health in women by keeping e-coli from being able to adhere to the urinary tract walls. This is directly from the tannins’ medicinal properties as an antiseptic. Evidence suggests that they also reduce bad cholesterol and improve heart health. Tannins can be spotted easily in most red foods and fruits like beets, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and pomegranates.

Grapes: Tannins within grapes are mostly within the skin and seeds and are a massive player in wine-making. The smallest and less ripe grapes contain the highest amount of tannins which are very bitter, and lead to a dry and strong taste. By using grapes that are less ripe to produce wine, the makers are capable of creating a very dry and crisp wine full of the astringent flavor associated with tannins, whereas those using fully ripe grapes will end up with a fruitier and robust flavor containing less tannins and more natural sugars. A 2006 article from Scientific American Magazine listed tannins as the key to heart health from red wines because they suppress the peptide production that leads to hardening of the arteries.

Bananas: An unlikely source of tannins, especially due to the lack of the signature bright and deep coloration associated with tannin concentration, they contain between 122 to 241mg of tannins while green. As they ripen, as with grapes, the tannin levels decrease.

Persimmons: These fruits are common to Japan, China and tend to have high levels of tannins. To avoid the bitterness, persimmons are usually enjoyed when the skin has wrinkled, a good indicator that the fruit is ripe and tannin levels have departed. To use fruit when the tannins are at their highest, they can be mixed into smoothies to help balance the strong astringent taste and make it more palatable.

Mangos: Polyphenols that are present in the pulp provide antioxidant properties that help to boost immunity. The mango kernels, especially in Thai varieties of the fruit have more health benefits also; high in levels of tannins which, when extracted, can be used as antibacterial agents.

Nuts: Raw nuts like hazelnuts, walnuts and pecans have naturally high levels of tannins. Almonds tend to be lower, and acorns are the highest of them all, requiring being processed before they can even be eaten safely. Nuts also contain oils that are good for heart health, and keeping our skin looking youthful, vibrant and healthy.

Smoked foods: While the best in terms of alkalinity are fish, any food smoked using mesquite, cherry or oak are going to be high in tannins on the surface of the smoked meat. Many kinds of fish are fantastic smoked, and cold water fish contains omega-3 fatty acids our bodies need but do not make ourselves.

Legumes (beans): The vast majority of these contain tannins, red beans containing the most, and white the least. Peanuts, which are actually a bean and not a nut, contain very little tannins, as do chickpeas.

Dark chocolate: Unlike its milk chocolate counterpart, the darker the chocolate the better for you it will be. The bitter taste associated with dark chocolate is the key to the health benefits. High in levels of polyphenols like tannins, it contains strong antioxidant properties, but as with anything considered a treat, should be consumed in moderation.

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Double Your Results – Pairing Alkaline Living with Yoga http://thealkalinedietplan.net/double-results-pairing-alkaline-living-yoga http://thealkalinedietplan.net/double-results-pairing-alkaline-living-yoga#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:20:37 +0000 http://thealkalinedietplan.net/?p=148 Yoga has been one of the strongest methods for achieving inner harmony, strength, and a ton of other health benefits for 5000 years plus. In terms of physicality, yoga has been shown to increase flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance. It also helps with energy by improving your ability to cope with stress, by using active […]

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Yoga has been one of the strongest methods for achieving inner harmony, strength, and a ton of other health benefits for 5000 years plus. In terms of physicality, yoga has been shown to increase flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance. It also helps with energy by improving your ability to cope with stress, by using active and passive poses to help you find a sense of ease. It’s also helpful psychologically by creating mindfulness by allowing you to be aware of your sensations, thoughts and emotions with more clarity. When you pair the many benefits that yoga has provided people, with a clean diet plan like switching to an alkaline nutrition plan, you’re allowing your body to receive gains far more than just from what you’re eating, or simple exercise.

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After just the first class, you can expect to see the following benefits:

  • Promotes a healthy sleep pattern by helping regulate your body’s natural Circadian rhythm
  • Improves brain functions within 20 minutes of participating in yoga
  • Also improves cognitive ability after class ends as seen in a study by the University of Ilinois in direct response to the same amount of time performing aerobic exercise with lesser results
  • Hatha yoga which focuses on physical postures rather than body movements or sequences is shown to be the highest in terms of boosting focus and working memory (instant recall, or short term memory)
  • Lowers stress levels by decreasing activity of proteins that play roles in inflammation, and alters gene expression which boosts immunity
  • 90 minutes of Bikram yoga (also called hot yoga) which is usually performed in a heated room, is proven to increase flexibility in shoulders, hamstrings, and lower back muscles, and also increases dead-lift strength while decreasing body fat (as compared with the control group)

Yoga practice that lasts for a few months can bring about even more benefits:

  • A 2009 study from Harvard University showed an improvement in libido by boosting sexual desire, arousal, orgasm and satisfaction. It is thought to help with the familiarization of a person with their body, which helps to increase self confidence, self respect and self awareness
  • 4 weeks of performing Iyengar yoga – a subtype of Hatha yoga that uses props and deals with alignment and posture relieves chronic neck and back pain reported by sufferers, as well as clearing away the irritation and stress caused by living with constant pain
  • Emotional health benefits as reported by Duke University Medical Center which include things like anxiety, restlessness, depression, schizophrenia, sleep disorders and even post traumatic stress disorder. Because it releases serotonin which is our body’s happy hormone, yoga helps bring out feelings of contentment
  • Fights heart disease and related diseases and disorders in just 8 weeks. It increases the capacity for exercise with a good alkaline diet and exercise plan by reducing arterial plaque
  • Aids in the fight against diabetes by helping sugar levels stay steady after 3 months of yoga, and a reduction in overall body mass. (Be sure to consult your primary care physician first if you’re diabetic and wishing to start yoga so you can both decide on a course that is right for you)
  • Improves balance in the elderly, or those suffering from chronic attacks with vertigo. Yoga involves many poses and deep breathing exercises that help allow the mind to center the body which is shown to help prevent falls in people over the age of 65, as well as in otherwise healthy patients in a 2008 study from Temple University.

When yoga is done for many years, the results are greater still:

  • Stronger bones by improving bone density among older adults based off of DEXA scans that prove bone mineral density. The patients found that they actually gained bone density with new growth, and lost none. The patients not participating in yoga lost small amounts of bone after 2 years.
  • Healthier overall, and a nicely toned body as well as mind comes with years of yoga. Studies reveal a decrease of weight on average, when yoga was the only method of exercise among 15,000 healthy middle-aged adults. The tone comes from the passive motions used in holding yoga poses, causing the body to be it’s own form of resistance training.

Osteopaths tend to love yoga as a recovery tool, which allows them to see their patients less frequently, and gives the patients more personal freedom. They use yoga as a way to help the body heal by boosting metabolic systems, increasing blood flow to affected areas, and decreasing the inflammation in damaged tissues. When yoga is added to a nutritional regimen like switching a traditional western diet with an alkaline diet, full of more raw foods and vegetables, it becomes a super power unto itself. It brings about mental clarity, a sense of calm and ease in a world that is anything but, and helps a person stand taller with fantastic textbook posture, with the confidence to match. Because yoga and The Alkaline Diet both share some serious bonus facts, you are fighting things from both ends like lowering cholesterol, fighting triglycerides, pumping up your immune system, and aiding in digestion.  As with any exercise and nutrition method, it’s always important to check with your primary care physician before starting any new program, and to be sure you stay hydrated during exercise.

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How To Get Started The Alkaline Way http://thealkalinedietplan.net/how-to-get-started-the-alkaline-way http://thealkalinedietplan.net/how-to-get-started-the-alkaline-way#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:30:33 +0000 http://thealkalinedietplan.net/?p=134 Many diets can crush your excitment about the change you want to undertake under a mountain of diet foods and bland flavors of things you don’t want to eat anyway. The Alkaline Diet promises to be one of those diets that will forever change how you view food, and your health, and why sometimes what […]

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Many diets can crush your excitment about the change you want to undertake under a mountain of diet foods and bland flavors of things you don’t want to eat anyway.

The Alkaline Diet promises to be one of those diets that will forever change how you view food, and your health, and why sometimes what we eat tends to make us feel sluggish and unresponsive.

How should one begin though?  Where do you start?  First, make sure you have all the information you need, including Emma Deangela’s book and some recipes found abundantly from either the literature, or online.  There are entire groups of people dedicated to living the alkaline way, and love to show their creativity in the dishes they’ve put together, new recipes to be made and enjoyed, and sharing them with the alkaline community.  By coming to any decision regarding your health and diet prepared and armed with the knowledge you need, you’re setting yourself up for success!

Reading up on the benefits of living an alkaline lifestyle is also key, as is reading about why it works in the first place, and how it came to be understood as the diet founded in facts that you can keep forever.  Come prepared!  Get alkaline water that can be found in any grocery store, and learn to identify what foods are alkalides and which produce acids.  Find tips like these to help you get started on a path to great health.

  • Drink soy or almond milk in place of cow’s milk
  • Try yeast free breads or wild rice in place of rolls or french fries
  • Vegetables with dip any day over any prepackaged snack food
  • Get salad dressings on the side so you can choose how much goes on
  • White meats or fish rather than red meats
  • Drink sparkling water instead of alcohol
  • Fill plate with vegetables and plant products before the main dish
  • Buy a pH test kit to keep on top of your body’s pH levels

Learn which foods can be substituted from the acid list to an alkaline list. For example,

Bad Food Choices

  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Canned Fruit
  • Coffee
  • Condiments
  • Creamer/Milk
  • Red Meat
  • Soda
  • Sugar
  • White Rice
  • Potatoes
  • Eggs
  • Yeast

Good Food Choices

(same ingredients as above but exchanged for their alkaline counterparts)

  • Fine crushed skinless almonds
  • Cold pressed olive oil
  • Fresh fruit
  • Herbal tea
  • Fresh herbs and spices
  • Almond milk or soy milk
  • White meats or fish
  • Sparkling water
  • Stevia or clover honey
  • Wild or basmati rice
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Egg whites
  • Baking soda and lemon juice

For every food that you currently use, there is a substitute that is equally tasty and works just as well.  Making sure to drink plenty of water to help flush out the toxins that exist due to current poor eating habits is also important, as much as learning where the toxins came from and why the removal is the key to unlocking our better health forever.

Make sure you start slowly, and don’t introduce too much all at once and shock either your senses or your body.  Remember that you’re not meant to be perfect, or only eat the things that are listed.  You are allowed a day off to enjoy something that, while not bad for you, isn’t listed as “approved”.

Know that most people suffer from chronic dehydration, and suffer many and multiple ailments from the lack of proper water ingestion every day.  It is estimated that about 90% of people do not get enough water.  Properly hydrating yourself is one of the earliest and easiest things you can do to prepare your body as a palette for the diet to come.  Add lemon juice to your water to boost the alkaline effects also!

Keep in mind that as smart people, we already know what is good and bad for us.  Knowing that eating alkaline foods is basically going green for life is important.  We know that fruits and vegetables are better if they’re fresh, and in abundance.  We know salads are healthier than burgers, and fresh soups are better than pasta.  We know anything that is packaged is probably laden with preservatives, and to choose any foods that are fresh over packaged to beat out the chemical components.  Fresh fruits frozen make a great treat in place of ice cream, which we also know isn’t good for us.  By applying our existing knowledge to the things we’ve yet to learn, it can only strengthen our resolve to live a fitter and healthier life.

The Alkaline DietBy keeping our body at an optimal pH level daily, we enable our bodies to fight disease, keep our immune systems strong, enable our metabolism to speed up, as well as seeing and feeling the results nearly immediately from eating foods in excess of what we were ever meant to consume. Here’s to making a wonderful choice, and cheers to good health!

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Alkaline Acid Diet Basics http://thealkalinedietplan.net/alkaline-acid-diet-basics http://thealkalinedietplan.net/alkaline-acid-diet-basics#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:59:01 +0000 http://thealkalinedietplan.net/?p=34 To maintain a proper blood pH the body uses up its own minerals. If your body is in an acidic state, calcium will be taken from your bones to balance it out. That is why eating sugar, dairy products and high quantities of carbs and meat can be damaging to the body on the long […]

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To maintain a proper blood pH the body uses up its own minerals. If your body is in an acidic state, calcium will be taken from your bones to balance it out. That is why eating sugar, dairy products and high quantities of carbs and meat can be damaging to the body on the long term. If you are eating alkaline diet foods instead, i.e. vegetables and low sugar fruits, your body will not be forced to deplete the body’s store of minerals to keep the balance (This is one of the major alkaline diet benefits). Acidic blood will also make your body produce cholesterol to protect the artery lining.

Your blood Ph will stay between 7.35-7.45. Ideally it should be 7.365

What is the Correct Alkaline Acid Diet in a Nutshell?

80% alkaline and 20% acidic is about right. Be careful not to confuse acidifying foods with acid foods. Limes, lemons and apple cider vinegar are acidic but they are excellent alkalinizing agents when metabolized. Make sure you include fruit and/or vegetables at each meal, and make the vegetables the main part of the meal. We tend to think of the salad or veggies as the side dish and the meat or carbs as the focus of the meal, just switching this thinking around will be greatly helpful.

Why Does an Alkaline Blood Ph Stop Disease?

Bacteria cannot thrive in an alkaline blood, nor can cancer cells. Even though the body does its best to maintain a perfect Ph, bad eating habits will cause minor Ph modifications in the long run which are not really taken into account by the mainstream medical profession, but which actually make a very big difference to your state of health.

Do Stress Levels Influence Blood Acidity?

Yes, unfortunately they do. Our constantly high stress levels caused by our modern way of life causes the release of acidifying fluids into our bloodstream. Every effort should be made keep our stress levels within an acceptable range. Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi, Dancing, Exercise and Breathing exercises can be helpful in keeping your stress levels down.

Be honest with yourself. Try to understant if you are stuck in a life you are not happy with but are too scared to change. Happiness is the single biggest key to health!

What Can I Eat in my Acidic 20%?

  • Processed food is a “non-food” and should be avoided. It has empty calories without vitamins, minerals or “earth energy”. On the contrary it is packed with synthetic additives which the body cannot metabolize. Since processed foods started to be used in the fifties the state of health of the population has dropped dramatically. By processed food we don’t only mean TV Dinners but also tinned food and other “unsuspectable foods” such as packaged health snacks.
  • Sugar should also be avoided as it is one of the most acidifying substances in nature. High and constant sugar levels breed disease. Sugary fruit should also be eaten in moderation.
  • Most people do not react well to dairy and if you notice you are having post-nasal drip, then one of the first things to do is get rid of the dairy in your diet.
  • Ideally your acidic 20% should be used to eat organic whole grains and good quality lean meat and fish.
  • However, what is important is your daily life and not the special occasions. Eating only alkaline on Christmass day is not necessary and will end up making you feel miserable and wanting to binge at some stage. Give yourself the correct foods as a sign of self-love, but allow yourself the special occasions.
  • You should be drinking a lot of water. Drink away from meals and possibly add some lemon juice to the water.
  • Avoid coffee, alcohol, energy drinks, chocolate and any other stimulants unless it is a really special occasion.

Don’t be prejudiced

To be able to turn your life, weight and health around, get rid of the prejudice that “health nuts” eat tasteless and boring food. Start experimenting with some alkaline recipes and soon you will discover, and become used to, a totally different way of eating which is just as pleasing to the palate but able to make you look and feel stronger and younger than ever.

The Alkaline Diet has a great recipe book as bonus material and also a shopping guide.

Click here to see if it’s suitable for you (verified link)

 

 

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Alkaline Diet Foods: A Typical Alkaline Diet Day http://thealkalinedietplan.net/alkaline-diet-foods-typical-alkaline-diet-day http://thealkalinedietplan.net/alkaline-diet-foods-typical-alkaline-diet-day#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:59:00 +0000 http://thealkalinedietplan.net/?p=33 The main thing to bear in mind regarding the alkaline diet day is that you will have to include 5 portions of fruit and vegetables daily. That means fruit for breakfast, fruit or veg for your mid-morning snack, vegetables at lunch, fruit or vegetables for your mid-afternoon snack and veg for dinner. Does that sound […]

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The main thing to bear in mind regarding the alkaline diet day is that you will have to include 5 portions of fruit and vegetables daily. That means fruit for breakfast, fruit or veg for your mid-morning snack, vegetables at lunch, fruit or vegetables for your mid-afternoon snack and veg for dinner. Does that sound boring? Well actually there are are large variety of alkaline diet foods ways to make it varied enough so that you’ll have no difficulty.

Alkaline Diet Foods

Breakfast

Breakfast should be apples-based. In summer your apples can be raw and in winter they can be cooked. In the summer you can cut them into small cubes and add some oats, almond slices and a little yogurt or rice milk. In winter they can be cooked with raisins, cinnamon, oats and ginger. If you don’t have much time to cook breakfast in the morning you can make up a batch and freeze it in single portion-sized tupperwares, then in the morning you can simply heat and eat.

If you absolutely cannot get yourself to eat the apples in the morning, then you can try making apple sauce and using it like jam on rice cakes. You can drink tea or barely coffee but try to add quite a lot of lemon to it. If the whole idea of apples for breakfast is too much for you, then you can make your own “jam” by boiling prunes, apricots or other dried fruits in a little water. Once they are soft you can blend and use as a natural, suger free jam. It stays fresh for a week in the refrigerator. You can use your “jam” on rice cakes or thin crackers.

Mid Morning Snack

The ideal mid mornng snack could be a handful of nuts or pumpkin seed and some fresh fruit slices, especially cantaloupe, papaya, raspberry, pineapple and/or grapes. If there is no way that you can prepare this at home and take it to work with you, see if there are local cafe’s near your workplace that prepare fresh fruit salads. Make sure they are sugar free. If all else fails get yourself a freshly squeezed orange juice and see if grapefruit, nectarine and/or lemon juice can be added to it. Always carry a bag of pumpkin seeds and nuts with you so that you can help yourself if you get hungry.

Lunch

Ideally lunch should be a large salad with a side serving of carbs in the summer and a large soup with a side serving of carbs in the winter. The soups can be made and kept frozen, the salad can be bought already washed, sliced and mixed.

Alkaline salad dishes:

  • Raw artichoke in lemon sauce
  • Carrot and nut salad
  • Carrot and Apple Salad
  • Cucumber and Almond Salad
  • Thinly sliced fennel with olive oil and black pepper
  • Green salad and sprouted lentils
  • Raw spinach and mushroom with lemon juice

Your side dish of carb can be rice, whole wheat bread, rye bread, whole-wheat pasta or other whole grains. Of course you can mix your carbs directly into your salad for extra flavour.

Vegetable soup recipes for the winter are very easy to find, but remember:
  • Cabbage soup
  • Bean soup
  • Lentil Soup
  • Pea Soup
  • Tomato Soup
  • Minestrone
  • Chestnut Soup
Mid afternoon snack

By this time you probably will not really feel like eating more sliced fruit, so the best thing is to have fruit shake. Ask your boss if you can bring a small blender to work and just pop in the fruit and some flaxseed, oats water and/or rice milk.

If you cannot bring a blender to work, make an agreement with your local cafe’ and tell them you will be having a shake there every day it they can make it according to your recipe.

Dinner

Dinner involves a large portion of cooked vegetables and a side dish of protein. Your protein can be fish, poultry or meat, cooked in a pan with a little water. Add olive oil and lemon juice and cover with a lid. You can cook meat and fish  from frozen using this method. Your vegetables should be something tasty which you enjoy.

Alkaline vegetable dishes:
  • Oven Cooked Asparagus
  • Artichoke cooked with olive oil and lemon juice
  • Red cabbage cooked in wine
  • Peperoni, olives and tomato cooked in olive oil
  • Curried Leeks
  • Pumpkin puree’
  • Sweet potato dumplings
Before going to bed

You might enjoy a little herb tea or hot water with lemon and honey.

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