LSD and PCP still exist. They are discreetly being snuck into your food without your permission. Forget the fiscal cliff, we’ve got a food crisis cliff hanging by a sprout here!
…Not really, but kind of a softer version of that headline.
The main topic here today is acidic foods. As you know, I’m studying to become a health coach with Integrative Nutrition and every week a new subject in the health field is covered.
A couple weeks ago the subject was raw foods with guest speaker, David Wolfe. If any of you know anything about raw, he is basically the holy wheatgrass of all things raw nowadays.
He discussed how juicing could literally sustain you (and for many people it does) and more importantly how certain acidic foods may contribute to scary things like chronic inflammation, allergies, and other ailments.
Evidently, I’ve been doing it all wrong. My i’s haven’t been dotted and my t’s haven’t been crossed. I’m missing an entire link in the lifeline of nutrition and would’ve probably been voted off (or eaten by island carnivores) on Survivor.
What’s that link? Incorporating MORE alkaline foods into my diet.
If you’re wondering, any kind of nut butter, especially ALMOND derived is considered super acidic, especially if you are abusing your serving sizes. (GUILTY.) -this is food foul #1 for me
Legumes, lentils, and chick peas are said to increase the amount of acids in the body (food foul #2) (these protein filled pods of joy make up about 30-40% of my daily diet!)
Cacao is also listed as an acidic criminal to the body’s normal functions. (food foul #3)- look to above link in address bar and you’ll understand why this is my crime if you don’t already know
The list…well, it goes on and on. I think the only alkaline foods I eat are kale and broccoli.
EUREKA! This could explain my wild hormonal imbalances, over dramatization regarding the Northeast winters, mood swings, and 12 year old boy acne.
The spark to the firework has been lit, but we shall see if it actually ignites into a miracally (yeah def not a word) alkaline antidote. I’ll keep you posted…
Here’s a brief list of some alkaline (balanced pH) foods you should align yourself with:
Keep in mind you must have 2-4 servings of these foods every day. I’d say from the looks of the list, I’m probably more alkaline during the summer months, as I am a mango and spinach fanatic then.
Minimize or eliminate (yeah right!) the following acidic producing foods:
- Nut butters
- Refined wheat products
So after reading the above, are you tripping out on acid or not? Ever tried an alkaline diet before?
Peace, love, and alkaline trips!