The basic principle of an alkaline diet is under construction on restriction in a diet of quantity of the products "acidifying" an organism, and saturation by its substances promoting creation of the alkaline environment. The main products for an alkaline diet are a fruit and vegetables at almost total absence of meat and flour products. At all the pluses has this appearance of food also shortcomings, comments of nutritionists are very ambiguous.
The products creating the alkaline environment
One of the most important reasons of the majority of our diseases, including excess weight — this increase of acidity in an organism. In order that the organism normally functioned, the acid-base balance has to be kept within bounds. If the content of acid in blood is higher, than that is demanded by norm, activity of enzymes decreases. As a result, the metabolism is slowed down, the food is processed much more slowly, and the person faces a problem of excess weight, diseases of a digestive tract and many other unpleasant symptoms.
Organism, seeking to lower acidity, detains water, thereby slowing down exchange processes even more. The substances reserved by an organism come to blood: calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron. Thanks to them the organism zashchelachivatsya. But also it doesn't do well to us: we face fast fatigue, decrease in intellectual activity, sleeplessness. After all mineral substances collected in our organism for definite purposes. For example, calcium "is extended" from a bone tissue that leads to various illnesses. And after all all this can be avoided.
Why the organism "is acidified", you ask? All the matter is that we incorrectly eat. There are products which lead to increase of acidity of an organism. Unfortunately, most often we eat them — meat, fish, chicken, flour products, grain, sweets. It isn't too useful for an organism and that we at the same time eat incompatible products, in particular, of a squirrel with carbohydrates. Also carry preservatives and various food additives to oxidizers.
Help to correct a situation, on the contrary, products, useful to the alkaline environment — various salads from crude vegetables, greens, grass infusions, seaweed. All that helps to lead acid-base balance of an organism to normal indicators.
The list of products for an alkaline diet (with the table)
The alkaline diet is rather simple for daily application. The division of products on two groups is its cornerstone: what promote an organism zashchelachivaniye, and that cause its acidulation. Thus in our diet acid products prevail, as does harm to work of an organism. It is proved that even if you will reduce consumption of acid products to 20%, having replaced remained alkaline, you will immediately see positive result.
The table "Products for an Alkaline Diet" will help you to define, what products acidify an organism and what zashchelachivat:
Fruit fresh and dried, fruit juice
|Grape juice natural||—||00|
|The grape juice sweetened||000||—|
|Natural lemon juice||—||000|
|The lemon juice sweetened||000||—|
|Natural orange juice||—||000|
|The orange juice sweetened||000||—|
|Fruit (almost everything)||—||000|
|The fruit cooked with sugar||0-000||—|
|Apple is fresher||—||00|
Vegetables, greens, bean
|The beans baked||000||—|
|Potatoes with a peel||—||000|
|Hominy and corn flakes||00||—|
|Bread from the sprouted wheat||0||—|
|Kefir, curdled milk||—||0|
|Soy cheese, soy milk||—||00|
Nuts, vegetable oils
|Linseed oil, linen seed||—||00|
|Rape oil, olive oil||—||00|
|Sunflower seeds, sunflower oil||0||—|
|Pumpkin seeds, pumpkin oil||0||—|
Meat and meat products
|Ham the fast fresh||00||—|
Sweets, sugar, sakharozamenitel
|White sugar, brown sugar||00||—|
|The processed honey||0||—|
|Alcoholic, low alcohol beverages, beer||0000||—|
|Sweet carbonated drinks||0000||—|
Apparently from the table, the alkaline diet assumes the use of products mainly of a phytogenesis. The list of products for an alkaline diet is rather wide, and the person adhering to this way of food won't hunger. It is possible to adhere to such diet rather long time, on average till 4 weeks. For such term the human body gets used to a new diet, and the acid-base balance returns to normal. But before starting directly a diet, you should have simple training.
Within three days gradually reduce the maintenance of meat products in the diet. Eat bigger amount of vegetables. It is best of all to eat products at an alkaline diet crude or to steam. Just before the beginning of a diet it is recommended to carry out a fasting day: at your diet there have to be only vegetables.
After seven o'clock in the evening it is better to refuse meal completely. If you have a strong feeling of hunger, be limited to a glass of vegetable juice or a half of a glass of kefir. Such products at an alkaline diet as sweets and desserts, replace with honey, maple syrup, treacle. Exclude tea and coffee from a diet. It is best of all to drink freshly squeezed vegetable juice, herbal teas, simple water.
Shortcomings of an alkaline diet
The power supply circuit offered by founders of an alkaline diet from the point of view of medicine has essential shortcomings. First of all, it absolutely unbalanced on structure — the diet basis in it is made only by vegetables and fruit, and here sources of proteins and polynonsaturated fatty acids in it are practically not present.
Therefore, in some days after its beginning, perhaps, emergence of an indisposition, weakness, increased fatigue, and the more long will be kept a diet, the these symptoms will be shown more strongly.
Besides, it isn't recommended strongly to change acidity of food without consultation of the doctor to the people having any problems with a gastrointestinal tract, heart, kidneys and secretory system. Independent use of an alkaline diet in this case can provoke unpredictable consequences.
The alkaline diet can lead to manifestation of a large number of side effects therefore it is necessary to apply it only after consultation of the expert. Physicians don't recommend to resort to a similar method of dumping of weight as the harm done to health in this case can be too essential independently.