6. The Acid-Alkaline Ratio In The Diet
The body will maintain a proper pH balance at all times because it must do so for proper functioning. The organism is designed that way. In order to make the body’s job easy—and so expend less energy and have more energy for other activities, the diet should consist of foods that have an appropriate acid-alkaline ratio, at least 80% alkali and not more than 20% acid.
This balance is maintained by the lungs, kidneys and buffer salts. However, to limit the wear and tear on the lungs and kidneys, and so as not to deplete the body’s buffer salts, our diet should consist of foods that best match our organism’s acid-alkaline ratio. A diet of fresh ripe fruits, along with raw vegetables and nuts and seeds, is optimum. The amount of nuts and seeds in the diet should, of course, be rather small relative to the less concentrated foods—fruits and vegetables. Also, the amount of vegetables should be smaller than the amount of fruits because fruits provide the calories we need, whereas vegetables do not.
Fruits should be eaten alone or with each other at a meal, and vegetables can be eaten at a meal with either nuts, seeds or avocados. An example of a menu that insures a good acid-alkaline balance is as follows:
Lunch: Grapes, bananas and dates
Dinner: Large vegetable salad of lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, broccoli and sprouts
The important point to keep in mind is that the alkaline-forming foods are the most natural and beneficial foods for humans. As a Hygienic practitioner, it is important to understand that even if some people will not completely adhere to a totally Hygienic regime, any improvement in the acid-alkaline ratio will be an improvement of their well-being.
- 1. Acid-Base Balance
- 2. Body Maintenance Of Normal Ph
- 3. Acid And Alkaline In The Diet
- 4. Acute Conditions Involving Acid-Alkaline Imbalances
- 5. Case Histories Of Acid Indigestion Due To Improper Diet
- 6. The Acid-Alkaline Ratio In The Diet
- 7. Considerations For Working With pH Imbalances
- 8. Questions & Answers
- Article #1: Alkalinity And Acidity Of Foods In Metabolic Reaction
- Article #2: Acid/Alkaline: Clearing Up The Confusion By Marti Fry