Most of the people do not pay attention to the acid alkaline level of their body while trying to balance their diet for proper consumption of calories. The alkaline level in our body in not even noticed in most of the cases. 7.36 to 7.44 is the general pH level of our body. pH is the measurement of acid-alkaline balance strength. To keep our body in a little alkaline condition, we need to consume alkaline diet foods as our body is little alkaline in nature.
In our general life, most people turn down the importance of alkaline food. The importance of alkaline food is not even believed by many traditional doctors. Dangerous diseases like low energy, stress, cold, weak nails, headaches, muscle pains and other are due to acidic effect in our body and it also disturb almost every system of the body. The minerals become unavailable in our body as their storage is blocked due to excess of acidity in our body.
To keep your body in good balanced condition and to get a good alkaline diet, you must have a proper knowledge about the products that are alkaline in nature and also what amount to be used. Here are the some important facts about the alkaline foods and their percentage. This information could be regarded as the food chart to acquire alkaline food.
First talking about alkaline fruits, there is a long list of them. Talking about more common you can get apple, apricot, speckled bananas, Watermelons, Tomatoes, Melons of all kind, Grapefruits, Guavas, Coconut, Dates, Cherries, Pomegranates, Olives, Oranges and Papaya, Pears, Mangoes, Loquats and limes. People having any acidic effects in their body should avoid preserved and canned fruits, also which are dried or sugared. Sour cherries, plums, prunes, and cranberries contain benzoic acid and oxalic acid in it.
Some vegetables that can be used as a source of alkaline foods are bamboo shoot, barley grass, Celery, Chicory, Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Garlic, Ginger, Peeper, Peas, Potatoes, Okra, Onions, Mustard Green, Most varieties of Mushrooms, Spinach, Alfalfa, Cowslip, Dulce, Edible Flower, Cabbage, Sea vegetables, wheat grass and some others. Dried beans, Corn, Asparagus, Lentils and Garbanzos are some acidic vegetables. If you have any acidic problem, you must avoid using acidic vegetables.
In oriental vegetables Maitake, Daikon, Dandelion root, Shitake, Kombu, Nori, Umeboshi, Wakame and Reishi are alkaline in nature. Some other sources like almond, Chestnuts, Millet, Tofu, Tamari, sea salt or table salt, and protein powder are alkaline in nature along with vegetables and fruits. Also there are some minerals which are alkaline in nature and in medical terms, they are also very important for the proper growth and functioning of the body. Calcium with pH 12, Potassium with pH 14, Sodium having pH 12 and Magnesium with pH 9 are included in these minerals.
Cigarettes, Wheat cream, Pickles, Corn bread, Cereals, Corn flakes and other such things should be avoided as they have a very low pH, around 6 to 6.5, and cause disturbance in your acid-alkaline balance of the body.