This diet it’s rich in fruits and vegetables and poor in foods of animal origin, which are associated with a more acidic diet. Let’s see!
The Alkaline Diet appeared in the 1920s, when William Howard Hay classified foods according to their pH as acidic, basic, or neutral and that those with a pH greater than 7 were the most beneficial for your health.
The Alkaline Diet
Today, many doctors and scientists defend the theory of the Alkaline Diet. One of them is René Quintón, a French scientist who maintains that seawater activates the immune system. Isotonic seawater has the potential to rebuild damaged cells in the body.
Another faithful defender of the alkaline diet is Dr. Ángel Gracia, author of the book "The dolphin diet". This diet is based on the fact that in alkaline and oxygen-rich organism there can be no diseases.
THE MOST ALKALINE FOODS
Fruits and vegetables such as asparagus, red fruits, melon, celery, limes, and lemons. All green leaves (lettuce, endive, arugula, spinach, kale, chard, etc.). Fennel, kiwi, mango, papaya, pineapple, cucumber, watermelon, parsley, paprika, ginger, sweet potato, and sprouts. Also onion, garlic, sprouts (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage), and avocado. Another source of benefits is seaweed such as nori, spirulina, and chlorella.
Eating alkaline foods helps maintain blood pH at optimal levels, allowing all cellular processes to become more efficient.
1- Prevents the appearance of osteoporosis. When the organism is acidified, it draws on the calcium reserves of the bones, to stabilize the blood pH.
2- It helps to keep the hormonal system in balance, which reduces cardiovascular risk and improves brain processes.
3- An alkaline diet reduces the risk of diabetes since it prevents metabolic acidosis, responsible for the appearance of insulin resistance.
4- It helps to purify the body since it favors the normal purifying processes preventing toxicity.
5- It helps regulate high blood pressure, as it is a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, it is rich in potassium, a mineral that combats the negative effects of sodium in the body. Ideal for cardiovascular health.
As neither extreme is good for health, a balanced diet should provide 80% alkaline foods and 20% acid foods.