Unknown to most of us, almost all foods we are ‘addicted’ to are acid forming, and any foods that are acid forming are harmful to the body, when there is too many foods chosen that are acidifying. The delicate inner linings of the digestive tract are under constant caustic assault. Our bodies are always trying to maintain its integrity with a balance of acid alkaline, as it stores quantities of water to dilute these acids sot that the vital organs will not be harmed.
The first sign of an imbalance are retention of water in the body, dark bags under the eyes, bloating, nervousness, poor eyesight, heavy arms, loss of calcium from the teeth…..shall we go on? I hope not….it’s depressing, but with the addition of vegetable juices into our bodies, you will be starting to change that….immediately.
ALL vegetable juices have a powerful effect on alkalizing our bodies.
What is Alkaline and what is Acid?
Under perfect conditions, our food choices should carry a balance of 80% alkaline foods and 20% acidic foods so that the stomach and intestines can properly digest our foods. Proper digestion is the KEY to absorption of nutrients and the key to vital health.
Here’s a GREAT alkaline tonic if you are feeling acidic:
Jay’s Alkaline Special
Carrot (12 medium)
Celery (6 ribs)
Romaine Lettuce (six leaves)
If you are feeling these symptoms, try juicing 2 quarts of this tonic for two days and you WILL feel tremendously better!
What foods are the worst at ACID Formation?
1. Coffee and Black Tea
2. Animal Products including Diary
3. Cooked seeds and nuts
4. Cooked fruits
Linda and I have learned that the more we consume alkaline foods, we feel more energy and more alive….we lose bloating within 24 to 48 hours. Below is a chart of foods that are considered alkaline. Our next blog will go into detail as to what alkaline ASH is and proper balances of acid/alkaline foods for meals. It can be a bit confusing initially but this is why we want to do a (part 1 and part 2) in this blog. There are some fruits that are alkaline and some which are acidic, so it can be a bit frustrating to figure out what to combine together for a proper balance. Part 2 will go into this.
Here’s a list of Acid Forming Foods:
Canned or Glazed Fruits
Plums** (acidifying effect but leaves alkaline ash)
Prunes** (acidifying effect but leaves alkaline ash)
ACIDIFYING GRAINS, GRAIN PRODUCTS
Hemp Seed Flour
ACIDIFYING BEANS & LEGUMES
ACIDIFYING NUTS & BUTTERS
ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN
ACIDIFYING FATS & OILS
Hemp Seed Oil
ACIDIFYING OTHER FOODS
ACIDIFYING DRUGS & CHEMICALS
Here’s a list of Alkalizing Vegetables and Fruits:
Parsnips (high glycemic)
ALKALIZING ORIENTAL VEGETABLES
Banana (high glycemic)
Whey Protein Powder
ALKALIZING SPICES & SEASONINGS
Alkaline Antioxidant Water
Apple Cider Vinegar
Fresh Fruit Juice
Soured Dairy Products