It is believed that highly acidic foods can cause disease and inflammatory processes, and it is necessary to switch to the base or alkaline food.
“To be healthy, beautiful, and energetic, lose weight, you should know that the causes of disease and obesity are acid and inflammation,” says nutritionist and chiropractor Dr. Darryl Gofre, who advised numerous Hollywood stars on changing lifestyles.
He claims that he himself managed to lose more than 20 pounds and get free of the dependence of sugar, thanks to this type of diet. Now, says he has more energy than when he was in their twenties, although he is now 40.
“I run triathlon and ultra-marathon. I cannot remember the last time I was sick,” he says.
The principle he proposes is simple, but strict: you must, at least for a while, remove from your diet dairy products, alcohol, meat, coffee, sugar and gluten. Instead, he proposes the menu rich in green leafy vegetables and other “basic foodstuffs”. You should be avoiding a lot of fruit, because according to the principles of the alkaline diet sugar is sugar, no matter in what form coming.
One of the misconceptions is that this kind of diet changes the pH of the blood. This is not possible because your body strictly regulates the pH value and nutrition can greatly affect it. On the other hand, if you eat too many acidic foods, says Dr. Gofre, the body will maintain the same level of pH, at the expense of the health of bones and heart, as it will pull alkaline minerals from our own resources!
“People think that a healthy lifestyle includes the elimination of all the foods you love. That’s not true. One must enjoy the process, to appreciate health,” says the doctor.
If you want to alkalize your diet, Dr. Gofre advises eating the following foods:
avocados, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, sauerkraut, buckwheat, carrots, celery, zucchini, shiitake and maitake mushrooms, chanterelles and mushrooms, seaweed such as nori, kombu, Wakame, shallots, figs, flax seed oil, cucumber, garlic , grapefruit, soy and soy products, bananas, grapes, green beans, legumes, honey, kiwi, lemon, lime, lettuce, mango, millet, olives and olive oil, onions, oranges, papaya, parsley, pears, green peas, pineapple , quinoa, radish, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon, rice, pumpkin, sesame seeds, tahini (sesame paste).
Be careful with these foods:
The acidic reaction in the body, most commonly caused by proteins, mostly those of animal origin, so it is considered that for every 10 grams of excess protein we consume, we lose 100 mg of calcium urinate. Therefore, do not overdo the intake of protein.