The Alkaline Diet
The concept! Our body can turn lots of different foods into acid, but cannot make alkalis itself. The body is therefore designed to eat alkaline foods. The ratio of acid to alkali should follow the Pareto principle - 20:80.
Seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, sprouts, almonds, seeds and natural oils should be plentiful in your diet to ensure balance. There are also “neutral” foods such as wholegrains, freekeh and millet.
No thanks! Meat and processed meats, baked goods made from white flour, cheese, alcohol, coffee, fizzy drinks and even fizzy water encourage acid.
Please note! Wheatgrass is especially good for rapid alkalisation, as it contains high levels of alkaline minerals - calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorous.
The result!If you’re overly acidic, you cannot lose weight. You have to rebalance your ratio of acid to alkali first. Then you can really start to burn fat. Alkaline foods reactivate the metabolism and offer protection from the yo-yo effect.
1. Alkaline Muesli
- 1 banana
- 1-2 applies
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tablespoon of flaked almonds
- 2 teaspoons of ground flaxseeds or sunflower seeds
Mash the banana and grate the apple. Combine the flaked almonds with the flaxseed or sunflower seeds. Mix with lemon juice and enjoy.
2. Potatoes with Mashed Avocado
- 3 potatoes
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/2 lemon
- sea salt, pepper
Peel and boil potatoes. Mash the avocado with a fork. Mix seasoning and lemon juice together. Spread the avocado on the potatoes and enjoy.