Health Through nutrition

What is acidosis?

Body acidosis is when the body pH has become overly acidic. The pH balance of our internal cells and fluids can effect every process in our body. Of these fluids, the blood is perhaps the most important. 

The body will literally go to whatever lengths necessary to ensure that the blood retains a slightly alkaline pH level. This can include wreaking havoc on other tissues, bodily functions and systems (such as digestion, lymph and cardiovascular).

This stress that the body is put under in trying to regulate it’s internal environment manifests itself in many responses that we know as illnesses and disease including acne, eczema, osteoporosis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, premature ageing, loss of hair, psoriasis, fatigue, frequent coughs and colds, obesity, Type II diabetes etc...

 

Staying Alkaline!

The single biggest thing we can do to help our bodies to maintain an alkaline balance is to feed it with alkaline food and drink and to live an alkaline producing lifestyle:

- regular exercise
- lots of sunlight
- lots of laughter
- as little stress as possible

Boost your Body Alkalinity by having as many RAW green vegetables you can and drinking MATCHA DAILY!

 

Principal behind this acid / alkaline food chart

Our food chart is basically about what effects food have on the body once consumed rather than it’s acidity or alkalinity in its natural state. Lemons, while containing citric acid have a very high content of the strongly alkaline minerals potassium, magnesium and sodium. These minerals have a very alkalising effect on the body.

The reason this doesn’t work with oranges is because the sugar content of the orange is so high that cancels out the alkalising minerals and leads it to have a very acidifying effect on the body. That is the same for almost all fruits (unfortunately).

Below contains a brief list of foods that are Acidic / Alkaline forming foods:

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Highly Alkaline

Himalayan salt
Grasses
Cucumber
Kale
Kelp
Spinach
Parsley
Broccoli
Sprouts (soy, alfalfa etc)
Sea Vegetables (Kelp)
Green drinks
All Sprouted Beans/ Sprouts

Moderate Alkaline

Avocado
Beetroot
Capsicum/Pepper
Cabbage
Celery
Collard/Spring Greens
Garlic
Ginger
Green Beans
Lettuce
Okra
Onion
Radish
Lemon
Lime

Butter Beans
Soy Beans
Chia/Salba
Quinoa

Mildly Alkaline

Artichokes
Asparagus
Brussels Sprouts
Cauliflower
Carrot
Courgette/Zucchini
Leeks
New Baby Potatoes
Peas
Grapefruit
Coconut

Buckwheat
Spelt
Lentils
Tofu
Other Beans & Legumes
Goat & Almond Milk
Most Herbs & Spices
Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Flax Oil

Mildly Acidic

Black Beans
Chickpeas
Kidney Beans
Currants
Fresh Dates
Nectarine
Plum
Sweet Cherry
Watermelon
Millet Oats/Oatmeal
Spelt
Soybeans
Rice/Soy/Hemp Protein
Freshwater Wild Fish
Rice & Soy Milk

Brazil Nuts
Pecan Nuts
Hazel Nuts
Sunflower Oil
Grapeseed Oil

Moderately Acidic

Natural Fresh Juice
Ketchup
Mayonnaise
Butter
Apple
Apricot
Banana
Blackberry
Blueberry
Cranberry
Grapes
Mango
Orange
Peach
Papaya
Pineapple
Strawberry

Brown Rice
Oats
Rye Bread
Wheat
Wholemeal Bread
Wild Rice
Wholemeal Pasta
Ocean Fish

Highly Acidic

Alcohol
Coffee & Black Tea
Fruit Juice (Sweetened)
Cocoa
Honey
Jam
Jelly
Mustard
Soy Sauce
Vinegar
Yeast
Dried Fruit
Beef
Chicken
Eggs
Farmed Fish
Pork

All Dairy - Milk, Cheese, Yoghurt
Artificial Sweeteners Syrup
Mushroom