Saturday, 12 April 2014

Become more alkaline

If your body is too acidic, it'll be stressed out, and you'll find it very hard to loose weight and live a full healthy life.  This is a little science-y but, if you want to loose weight and look amazing then you need to become less acidic and more alkaline.  The best way to put your body in an alkaline state is to eat plenty of alkaline foods and reduce acidic forming foods.

Essentially acid forming foods place extra stress on your body, and stops you creating lots of lovely lean muscle, which makes you look amazingly toned and speed up your metabolism.  Too much acidic food also inflames your body, especially your gut, which is why people with highly acidic diets tend to have a bloated tummy.  These are some common signs that your body might be too acidic:

  • You frequently get colds;
  • You have low energy levels;
  • You have an inflamed, sticky-out stomach;
  • You suffer from headaches;
  • You frequently have problems with your digestive system - such as indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, bloating etc.
  • Your joints ache
  • You're prone to nasal congestion
You don't need to follow an entirely alkaline diet, in moderation some acidic foods can be good for you and are necessary.  The key is to tip the balance in favour of alkaline foods and away from the acidic ones.

As a general rule, make 70 per cent of the foods in your diet alkaline, and 30 per cent acidic.  For example, for each serving of protein on your plate you should have 2 big portions of veggies.

Below is a list of foods that are alkaline / acidic forming in the body.

Nic xx

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