ALKALINE FOOD AND WEIGHT LOSS
What is alkaline food?
Alkaline food is that food which balances the body PH level. The diet eliminates foods that have high acid and emphasizes foods that are high in alkaline. Acid is excess and alkaline means there’s much less. In the middle is neutral. While you might think neutral must be best, there are different types of chemical reactions and sometimes you need acidic. Sometimes you need alkaline. For example, you can’t digest protein without the stomach being acid. But the intestine is alkaline. That’s how alkaline food will help you to lose weight. So let’s see some alkaline foods and their benefits of losing the weight.
Fresh vegetables make a major portion of an alkaline diet and there is no limit to these. Alkaline vegetables include cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, spinach, peas, turnip greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, cucumbers and legumes.
Unlike most weight loss diets, there is not much contribution of fruits in the alkaline diet. When you are on this diet, you cannot eat fruits in excess but alone and before a large meal. As fruits are high in sugar content naturally and become acidic as soon as they are digested, you should never eat them after a large meal. The fruits that are acceptable in an alkaline diet are apples, berries, cherries, grapes, lemons, limes, mango, melons, oranges, pineapples, tomatoes and raisins.
You can drink beverages such as fresh vegetable and fruit juices. Herbal tea, green tea, distilled water, soy milk, and lemon water can help make up an alkaline diet.
4. Proteins and fats
Seeds, grains, nuts, oils, and fats can be included in an alkaline diet. Almonds, lentils, flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are some of the excellent protein sources that you can include in the diet. Yogurt is another acceptable protein source (only if it is low-fat or fat-free), but the other dairy products have to be limited owing to their sugar content.
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