Alkaline “diet” the basics.

Pretty sure that most people cringe when they hear the word “diet”, I know I do.

This article highlights how simple it is to ‘alkalise’ your body.

It doesn’t have to be a big deal.

The following is an excerpt from the article on

Easy ways to alkalise

  • Aim for 80/20 That’s 80 per cent alkaline-forming foods and 20 per cent acid-forming. Just look at your plate — there should be a small portion of protein, such as meat, chicken, fish or pulses, a small portion of grains, such as brown rice or sweet potato, and the rest piled high with vegetables.
  • Add lemon to food Most people think citrus fruits are acid-forming, but in terms of the action they have on your system, lemons and limes are the most alkaline-forming foods available. Add them to your food regularly.
  • Drink lots of water Drinking at least eight glasses a day is the cornerstone of alkalising as it helps flush excess acid from the system.
  • Cut back on these acidifying foods: Caffeinated drinks, chocolate, sweets Junk food (including cakes and takeaways), soft drinks, alcohol, hard cheeses, refined carbohydrates and fatty meats
  • These alkaline-forming foods should make up 80 per cent of your diet: Green tea, herbal tea, soya milk, raw unprocessed honey, carob, fruit juices, most fruit – especially cantaloupe melons, grapefruit and kiwi fruit, all vegetables, olive oil, olives, and flaxseed oil.

Note the words – “cut back” and “add” – it doesn’t mean you have to stop eating or drinking your favourite things if they’re acidic but it might be worth just balancing things out from time to time until you don’t even realise you’re doing it – as I’ve found you’ll weirdly start craving the foods/drinks you’ve ‘added’ in to your diet.

You can read the full article: here



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