Alkaline Diet Cookbook

We all know we need to have a balanced diet in these modern times, but fewer of us realize the benefits of Alkaline Diet Cookbook as opposed to Acidic foods. Until recently, I didn’t know anything about this subject, or it’s importance. Then I came across references to work done on Acid Alkaline by Herman Aihara. This set me searching, and I discovered that the balance of Acid and Alkaline is vital to our well-being.

There are some quite incredible claims that imbalance can make the difference to our emotional highs and lows as well as our physical health. It brings a whole new meaning to ideas that what we eat or drink affects who we are and who we become…

Apparently, it is to do with the way our bodies process foods and drinks that we have on a day to day basis. They are digested and converted into energy and used by our bodies. Most energies are passed around our bodies by our blood system, and this is the important bit. Our blood PH level needs to be slightly alkaline (7.35 to 7.45). If it drops below 7 (which is neutral), then it becomes acidic (low in Oxygen), and we are exposed to symptoms and disease. It makes us more prone to stress, and we find it harder to lose weight and stay positive and healthy. Our bodies will do everything they can to maintain a healthy PH level, but that can lead to problems as it tries to get rid of the extra Acid as best it can.

Unfortunately, our modern western diet is mostly made up of acid forming foods (proteins, cereals, and sugars) rather than the alkaline range of foods (vegetables, etc.). We obviously need protein, but we need to balance them with alkaline foods so that we get the best nutritional benefit from them. Interestingly, stimulants like coffee, tea, alcohol, and tobacco are very acidic. Even Stress and too little or too much physical activity can add to the acidic problems too.

We need to look at our day to day intake and try to move more towards alkaline foods and drinks. There is a big move to “home-cooking” but also a more practical approach that we consider easier and quicker methods of food preparation. Gone are the days when we had hours if not days to prepare foods for us and our families to consume. We need to update our methods of cooking, our range of food choices and spend our time economically in the kitchen. Stir fries are very quick and nutritious as are some home made biscuits and cakes. This means looking at the health benefits of foods such as Quinoa which is a grain/seed that is a complete protein, has all the amino acids, has iron, has fiber, and can be cooked in all sorts of ways as seen in The Alkaline Diet Cookbook.