The acid-base diet is a real hygiene of life to find a good digestive function and to lighten a few superfluous pounds! In view of spending in the hexagon for anti-acid drugs – expenses multiplied by 4 in 30 years! – Many nutritionists today invite you to test your blood acid levels, propose an armada of analyzes supposed to detect the pH level of your body, and promise a complete acid-alkaline or alkaline re-balancing, not only for Find the line, but also say goodbye forever to your bloating at the end of meal or your chronic back pain.
What is acid-base balance?
To ensure, the body needs acids (amino acids to synthesize proteins, fatty acids to make lipids …). To stabilize in the blood, the pH must vary between 7 and 7.5. PH being the measure of acidity. If your body naturally produces acids during digestion or when it provides physical effort for example, it knows how to eliminate them. But when it stores an abnormally high level of acidity via chemical food, transformed and low in vitamins and trace elements, with a layer of stress in addition, (source of acidity!) It saturates!
How to make it?
Based on the principle that the body contains too much acidity, the body is re-balanced by consuming 70% alkalizing foods and 30% acidifying foods. Be careful not to be confused with foods with acid taste: an acidifying food increases the acidity in the blood when digested! Broadly speaking, all proteins of animal origin such as meat, eggs and dairy products are decreased. Conversely, many more vegetables and fruit will be consumed. The only thing to be totally eliminated is industrial products, sodas, desserts, sweets, biscuits, aperitifs.
What do I put on my plate?
There are many lists that classify foods according to their acidifying or alkalizing characteristic. Only downside, everyone does not quite agree on the subject and it is a bit of a mess. What is certain is that unprocessed, fresh or frozen, natural or organic products, whether complete or semi-complete, are aimed at. All fruits and vegetables have the green light (or almost). We add algae, very alkaline and very rich in nutrients and we invest in a juice extractor and a blender to replace sugary drinks with homemade smoothies. Instead of using processed oils, the first cold pressed olive oil is used, but also avocado or almonds. Aromates and natural condiments, such as tamaris, turmeric, onion, garlic or lemon juice, will replace the flavor enhancers, additives and salt in foods processed. Since dairy products are acidifying, they are replaced by vegetable milks such as soya, almond or oat milk. On the cereals side, all forms of wheat are forgotten and barley, quinoa or buckwheat are picked.