To provide alkalinity to our body we have to take alkaline foods to maintain the natural balance, as alkaline diets are essential for our body and it is proven truth that our body is slightly alkaline. We have to face many diseases and other functional problems if we fail to maintain the balance and percentage of acid increases in our body.
A diet plan is very necessary to make it sure that to maintain the acid alkaline balance of the body we have to take necessary amount of alkaline foods. These plans are called alkaline diet plans and consist of different strategies and ingredients that are necessary to keep us healthy and in good working condition. This alkaline diet plan should be considered as the daily diet chart which contains foods and drinks of our use and the method to consume these foods.
The theory behind this aspect is that the normal pH of our body is between 7.35 to 7.45, that is slightly alkaline, so to keep this balance, we have to consume more alkaline foods than acidic foods. After the digestion of any type of food we eat, it produces either an alkali or an acid. Due to the use of acidic foods, our bodyís alkalinity level decreases and to maintains the balance we have to use alkaline minerals like potassium and calcium. For the proper functioning and growth of the body we have to take these minerals along with the food to fulfill their deficiency in the body.
The usefulness of alkaline in our body has no solid proofs based on trails and experiments. Conventional doctors, although do not believe the alkaline acid balance theory, but do believe that cutting down the usage of meat, salt and other acidic foods are good for health. Also, scientists have found that using vegetables and fruits that are rich in alkaline minerals are a good way to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and kidney stones.
If you are willing to start an alkaline food plan, do not start it without consulting your doctor, because in many cases, it is recommended to use this in a specific proportion or in some cases, you cannot do this at all. For example, if you are suffering from kidney disease, most probably you cannot start an alkaline diet plan. Also there are some cases if a person is on medication, starting a alkaline diet may affect the process, and could be harmful in some cases, so before initiating a alkaline diet plan, consult your doctor to take a professional advice.
Now, moving towards the contents of the plan, keep in mind that natural foods are mostly alkaline in nature, not all, but most of them. So the proper amount of fruits and vegetables should be present in our diet plan. We have to make one thing sure that the above mentioned foods are when canned or sugar coated, they become the source of acid. So the use of fresh foods is recommended. Also you have to minimize the consumption of meat, salt, creams, ice creams, cheese and milk. As these foods disturb the acid alkaline balance because of their acidic behavior. In drinks, use lemon water, distilled water, vegetable and fresh fruit juices (not all, since some of them are acidic). Coffee, tea and soft drink are highly acidic so avoid drinking them. Try to plan your diet with a ratio of 80 to 20, means 80 percent of your food should be alkaline.