The alkaline principle of nutrition is based on the restoration and maintenance of the correct acid-base balance of the body, on which the condition of the skin, digestion and metabolism largely depend.
Each product, entering the body, causes either an alkaline or acidic reaction. An imbalance in this balance produces discomfort and symptoms. For example, with a lack of alkali, your skin becomes dull, weakness appears, because the body will struggle to compensate for the alkali on its own.
In order to normalize this balance in the body, you should consume 70 percent of “alkaline” foods and 30 percent of “acidic” foods per day.
Each product group contains both types. Do not think that foods that are sour in taste a priori cause acidic reactions. For example, lemon causes an alkaline reaction.
Acidic: blueberries, plums, blueberries, prunes.
Acidic: potatoes, white beans, soy.
Nuts and seeds
Acidic: peanuts, hazelnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds.
Alkaline: pumpkin seeds, almonds.
Acidic: wheat flour, white bread, baked goods, polished rice, buckwheat, corn, oats.
Alkaline: brown rice, pearl barley.
Acidic: butter, cow’s milk cheese, ice cream, milk, yogurt, cottage cheese.
Alkaline: goat cheese, goat milk, milk whey.
Acidic: butter, spread, margarine and refined vegetable oils.
Alkaline: unrefined olive oil.
Acidic: sweet carbonated drinks, alcohol, black tea.
Alkaline: green tea, water, herbal tea, lemonade, ginger tea.
Acidic: sweeteners, refined sugar.
Alkaline: honey comb, maple syrup, unrefined sugar.
Meat, poultry, fish and eggs only apply to acidic foods.
Keeping a balance of 70 to 30, you can lose weight without restricting your usual foods.