Alkaline Foods and Diets, and a Healthier Lifestyle
An Alkaline diet and lifestyle is the best way to experience optimal health, vitality and energy. Western diets are high in acid-forming foods, resulting in poor health results for most people. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2008 heart disease and cancers were the leading cause of death in this country. Also 50% of adult Australians are overweight and 50% experience cancer at some stage in their life. Now more than ever it is important for people to take steps to manage and maintain their health.
Here at Smarter Health, we believe that by adopting a more alkaline lifestyle â€“ including alkaline foods, water, supplements and alkalising forms of exercise, you can reduce the occurrence of most diseases. We offer an alkaline food chart, highlighting which are the high alkaline foods and which acidic foods to avoid. We have alkaline food recipes available and many alkalising foods and supplements. We also offer a free pH test to measure whether your body is currently in an acidic or alkaline state.
What is an Alkaline diet and how do I plan one?
When looking to adopt an Alkaline diet, it is important to have the correct information first, as many alkaline food charts contradict one another. Our information comes from Dr. Robert Young, who pioneered the path of alkaline diets and supplements.
The main foods to include in an Alkaline diet are:
- Vegetables, especially green vegetables
- Grasses such as wheat and barley grass
- Low sugar fruits (lemons, limes, grapefruit, avocados and tomatoes)
- Fresh herbs
- Alkaline water
- Alkaline supplements (such as pHour salts)
- Grains such as buckwheat, millet and quinoa
- some nuts and seeds (better when soaked)