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    Kelly
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    I found this to be very interesting and thought I would share it

    with all of you.



    Kelly in IL





    ACID FOODS VERSUS ALKALINE FOODS



    Feelings of joy, happiness and vitality can be experienced by all of

    us with a few revisions in the food we eat. It has been said that

    optimal health can be achieved through eliminating acid causing

    foods. The elimination of acid causing foods can aid in the healing

    process of many conditions such as: Candida, chronic fatigue,

    fibromyalgia, bowel problems, depression and many more. In addition,

    arthritis, rheumatism cancer, Aids and Parkinson's can be helped

    through changes in diet.



    For those of you unsure of the difference, acid is the presence of a

    sour tasting substance that if exposed in large quantities to other

    substances, begins to erode those other substances while alkaline is

    a neutral substance that is neither sour, salty or sweet. It has the

    ability to tone down the intensity of other substances due to its

    bland nature.



    Unfortunately, we live in a society where most of the foods we eat

    are acid causing. Acid causing foods include the following food

    groups: all animal protein, sugars, coffee, liquor and beer, all fast

    foods, most breads, grains, and legumes, most nuts and all dairy

    foods.



    The main foods that are alkaline forming are most fruits and

    vegetables. A chart of food acid levels is available here. It is

    important to emphasize the goal is to achieve a greater balance

    between acid and alkaline foods, and not to stay away from acid

    causing foods completely. As a general rule try to eat five alkaline

    forming foods for every acid forming food.



    Special foods are lemons and limes because they have the ability to

    neutralize acid and also bring the body into perfect PH balance.

    There are, however, certain fruits and vegetables which could be

    avoided as they are also acid forming foods, and they include:

    pineapple, orange, grapefruit and tomato.



    Just as there are some fruits and vegetables to try and avoid, there

    are some to try and include in your diet to give you optimal health,

    since these are in the highest alkaline forming category, and

    include: asparagus, seaweed and parsley.



    Asparagus contains ammonia which reduces a high acid level, and

    detoxifies all the body especially in cancer patients. As an

    addendum, whenever you have asparagus, you may want to squeeze some

    lemon or lime juice on them to neutralize the strong urine smell

    which often follows the eating of this food.



    Seaweed of all types are a wonderful blessing to our planet in the

    present state of toxic fumes and high electromagnetic force fields

    and radiation. All seaweed have the ability to neutralize the acids

    and toxins, and to remove any radiation you may be accumulating. This

    can be achieved through eating any form of seaweed once a week. This

    is a product that is very foreign to most people but is certainly

    worth pursuing to learn how to cook. You may have noticed the

    prominent position it has in the four category diets.



    Consider thinking of parsley as a vegetable rather than a herb. Make

    it a point to have a serving of parsley at both lunch and dinner. In

    addition, make yourself a cup of parsley tea to be drunk between the

    hours of seven to nine in the evening. Just as each astrological sign

    rules a part of the body, each time of day, according to ancient

    beliefs, rules certain organs. This time of seven to nine in the

    evening is very significant because it rules the kidneys and

    elimination of fluids and acids. The tea can be made by boiling up 3

    teaspoons of fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dry parsley in two cups of

    water. Bring the mixture to a boil and steep at a low heat for 20

    minutes. All ancient myths and beliefs have a certain grounding in

    reality.



    Potatoes are a carbohydrate and a vegetable and are alkaline forming.

    If you are suffering from acid indigestion or any of the conditions

    listed earlier, potato juice will help to soak up the acid. Potato

    juice can be made by putting a washed organic potato in a juicer, or

    peeling an organic potato and soaking it in a cup of distilled water

    overnight.



    Wheat, dairy, hydrogenated oils, fried foods, sugar, peanuts,

    mushrooms and fungi ideally should be avoided completely as they are

    the highest contributors to yeast, and begin to set the scene for all

    types of degenerative illnesses.



    Just as there are grains to avoid, keeping in mind the universal

    concept of balance, let us now look at some of the grains that help

    balance the acid level. Amaranth, millet, and quinoa are all alkaline

    forming grains, and therefore are recommended grains to include in

    your diet. In addition, arrowroot flour is slightly alkaline and can

    be used in place of regular flours or cornstarch to thicken sauces.

    Arrowroot is also a great replacement for regular baking powder which

    contains aluminum. Also be aware, brown rice is alkaline only if

    chewed 100 times.



    A commercially available bread which is alkaline is essene bread or

    manna bread which is from an ancient recipe found in the old

    testament, and which is made from sprouted grains. You can find this

    bread in the freezers of health food stores. There are wonderful

    flavor options including raisins, nuts and carrots which make this a

    great treat.



    The next time you are going to have a meal don't forget to thank the

    Creator for the blessing that He has given us all good things that

    are natural and full of health and that we don't have to depend on

    man-made foods and concoctions. He has given us all that we need...we

    just need to take advantage of it!!










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    M F
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    This is wealth of information. I'm going to try the parsley tea. Where do you

    get this info from. I would love to read more about it. I know there are allot

    of books out there about natural healing, organic, whole foods, vitamins,

    minerals, etc. Can you give me your idea/opinion which books or resources do

    you use for better health.



    Thank you,

    Melissa



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    I found this to be very interesting and thought I would share it

    with all of you.



    Kelly in IL





    ACID FOODS VERSUS ALKALINE FOODS



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    marie selders
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    To support some of your statements here, 'Eat to Live' by Dr. Joel Fuhrman goes into the clinical, scientific studies as to why animal protein, dairy, refined sugars, and salt are horrible for our bodies. Although he doesn't differentiate between acid and alkaline foods, he does recommend nutrient dense foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, soy, nuts (in small amounts). He discourages processed foods, candy, junk food, animal protein, and dairy products.
    Kelly <feelmykissesnow@yahoo.com> wrote: I found this to be very
    interesting and thought I would share it
    with all of you.

    Kelly in IL

    ACID FOODS VERSUS ALKALINE FOODS

    Unfortunately, we live in a society where most of the foods we eat
    are acid causing. Acid causing foods include the following food
    groups: all animal protein, sugars, coffee, liquor and beer, all fast
    foods, most breads, grains, and legumes, most nuts and all dairy
    foods.




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