Alkaline Diet – Is it Worth it?

By      03-Dec 2019       Read Time: 6 Mins

Alkaline Diet – Is it Worth it?

In the recent era, many diets like vegan, low carb, and keto diet have gained much momentum. One such diet which is known as alkaline diet is getting hype these days and this popular diet assures a person that it will definitely help in preventing various diseases like cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, cellulite, mental illness, and be accommodating in weight loss as well.

What is alkaline diet?

The alkaline diet is also famous by the name of the acid-alkaline diet or alkaline ash diet. It says that your diet is responsible for altering the pH value of acidity or alkalinity in your body. The different types of foods you consume on a regular basis can residue some metabolic waste in the body- this metabolic waste can be acidic, alkaline, or neutral. If you intake foods that lead the way to increase the acidic metabolic waste then the acidity in the body will increase which is not apt for the body.

As per the acid-ash hypothesis, acidic ash is thought to make you vulnerable to illness and disease, whereas alkaline ash is considered protective. Choosing alkaline foods is a great way to alkalize your body and advancing your health. Food components like protein, phosphate, and sulphur leave an acidic effect on the body while calcium, magnesium, and potassium leave an alkaline effect on the body.

Know more about it 

There is no food that can modify or change the PH of your blood. So, always remember that alkaline or anti-acid foods can never straightly alter blood PH but can support the body. There are various types of non-acidic foods or alkaline foods like green leafy vegetables, fruits like banana, guavas, papaya and apples, nuts like almonds, walnuts and legumes. Various other foods like red meat, alcohol, tea, coffee, sugary foods, processed foods and sodas are also considered as acidic in nature.

Regular pH levels in your body

When talking about the alkaline diet, it’s important to pay heed and understand the levels of pH. Here are some of the ranges of PH. Always maintain these values in your body to make yourself fit and fine.

The pH value ranges from 0–14:

  • Acidic: 0.0–6.9
  • Neutral: 7.0
  • Alkaline (or basic): 7.1–14.0

Here are some easy to make alkaline diet recipes

Garden salad: Garden salad is a great way to get all the nutrients with no acids. This recipe can easily be prepared in no time. All you have to do it chop some kale with beet and spinach and top it with the dressing of hung curd or tahini and you are done. Add this in your daily diet if you are seeking to maintain the PH levels in your body.

Crumbled Tofu with Sesame and Walnuts: Everything is this recipe is great to give your taste buds a great taste. The mixture of sesame and walnuts in this recipe will give a lip-smacking and soothing crunchy taste. You can prepare it easily by taking 60-70 grams of crumbled tofu by mixing it with a handful of roasted walnuts and one teaspoon of roasted sesame seeds. When done, season it with salt and pepper.

Ginger & Lemon shot: Yes it is true that lemon is acidic in nature because it holds a great amount of citric acid but once it metabolized in the body, it gives out an amazing alkalizing effect. This ginger lemon shot is great in boosting your metabolism. Adding grated ginger to lukewarm lemon water can give instant relief from heartburn. Be sure about the quantity of consumption of lemon as it can also raise the acidic content.

A lot of acidity can also lead to headaches and several other types of bloating and pains in the body. Try to opt for different remedies that help in giving you relief from acidity. Many people also suffer from nausea and vomiting along with headaches. If your symptoms worsen with time, consulting a doctor is a must.

So, add these quick foods in your diet to keep acidic flux at bay and to make yourself happy and healthy. These small dietary changes will definitely bring major changes in your health.

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