E.D. vs E.L.: The Importance of an Alkaline Diet

Human nutrition is often measured and regulated by acids and alkalis. Acid foods usually have a sour after-taste. They cause deterioration or corrosive by nature. Alkaline foods are non-acid and make an acid solution weak. They taste bitter and feel slippery within the mouth. The pH scale measures from 0 to 14. From 1 to 7 is acid, 7 is neutral, and 7 to 14 is alkaline.

Alkaline foods have a high content of magnesium, sodium, calcium, and potassium, essential nutrients for the body. Most fresh fruits and vegetables are alkaline. Without large amounts of alkaline mineral elements in the diet, the body becomes DIS-EASED. The body robs the tissue and bones for the alkaline elements to balance a high acidic diet, which causes a nutritional debt. This debt is paid by the organs, nerves, bones, and connecting tissues. The drain of minerals (alkaline) nutrients from the lungs, reproductive organs, jaw, teeth, then the bones results in DIS-EASE, such as: colds, flu, reproductive problems, jaw deterioration, rotten teeth, etc.

A diet that consists of animal flesh and cooked vegetables is the second highest acidic diet. The vegetarian that includes raw and cooked foods has the lowest acid levels. THE HEALTHIEST ALKALINE-ACID RATION IS A DIET WITH A 4:1 RATIO (80% ALKALINE, 20% ACID!!)

All refined , processed, denatured man-made foods are acidic, which includes: fast food restaurants, your Hamburger Helper-type meals, TV dinners, all the desserts we love to partake during the fall and winter holidays (and other numerous occasions), etc., etc., etc.!!! If it’s not fresh, green, birthed with seeds, straight out of the produce section, you’re playing Russian roulette. There’s a list of alkaline and acid foods listed below:

List of Alkaline-Ash Foods: 

Apples                        Lemons

Apricots                     Limes

Avocado                     Mushrooms

Bananas                     Muskmelon

Beets                         Onions

Blackberries             Oranges

Blueberries               Parsnips

Broccoli                     Peaches

Brussels Sprouts     Pears

Cabbage                   Pineapple

Cantaloupe               Prunes

Carrots                     Radishes

Celery                       Raspberries

Cauliflower               Raisins

Celery                       Raspberries

Chard Leaves           Rhubarb

Cherries, Sour         Rutabagas

Cucumbers              Sauerkraut

Dried Dates (Sun)   Spinach (Raw)

Dried Figs (Sun)     Strawberries

Grapefruit               Sweet Potatoes

Grapes                     Tangerines

Green Beans           Tomatoes

Green Limas           Watercress

Green Peas             Watermelon

Green Soy Beans   White Potatoes

Honeydew Melon   Lettuce

 

Acid-Ash Foods

Bacon                            Oatmeal

Barley, pearled            Oysters

Beef                                Peanuts

Brown rice                    Pork Chops

Butter                             Roasted Peanut Butter

Cheese                             Salmon

Chicken                           Sardines

Chocolate Cake             Sausage

Codfish                           Scallops

Corned Beef                   Shrimp

Dried Lentils                   Soda Crackers

Eggs                                   Veal

Fresh Corn                       Wheat Bran

Honey                               White Bread

Lamb/Turkey                   White Flour

Macaroni/Spaghetti        Whole Wheat Bread

Milk (Cow, Goat)             Whole Wheat Flour

Yogurt

 

Reference: African Holistic Health, Llaila O. Afrika, Copyright 2009

 

 

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5 thoughts on “E.D. vs E.L.: The Importance of an Alkaline Diet

  1. Thanks these are good posts!

    On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 7:41 AM, The Melanated Man wrote:

    > themelanatedman posted: “Human nutrition is often measured and regulated > by acids and alkalis. Acid foods usually have a sour after-taste. They > cause deterioration or corrosive by nature. Alkaline foods are non-acid and > make an acid solution weak. They taste bitter and feel slipp” >

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