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Pyrmont Personal Training: The Right Type of Alkaline Foods

Personal Training Pyrmont1 Pyrmont Personal Training: The Right Type of Alkaline FoodsFollowing on from Week 2 of the 6 part series on Detox or Die!, here is Week 3.


While on my way to shedding a massive 60kg and going back to School (Uni) I found a whole world of alkaline foods. These are foods that rise the amount of oxygen that your blood takes in. The most alkalizing foods are RAW green leafy vegetables, non-sweet fruits and (wheat) grasses. The opposite of alkaline foods are acid foods.


How much oxygen your blood can absorb is measured on a pH scale that ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 0 is most acidic while a pH of 14 is most alkaline.

The Right Acid – Alkaline Balance

Our blood is in balance when we’re slightly alkaline: with a pH of 7.365.

In the beginning of the 20th century, very smart scientists and Nobel Prize winners made a great discovery. If our blood cannot absorb enough oxygen we get sick: cancer, heart issues, arthritis and candida infections, diabetes are the result.

You know that our body tries to maintain a constant temperature 98.5F or 37C. But but do you know that your body tries even harder to maintain the right amount of oxygen in your blood (a pH of 7.365)? When our pH is too high or too low, we don’t feel well, we feel tired, gain weight, have poor digestion and get aches and pains.

Most people in the US and Australia are too acidic: they cannot absorb enough oxygen. That’s why cancer, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes are epidemic.

Why are we too acidic? The famous four:

  • Stress;
  • Toxins;
  • Parasites; and
  • The FOOD we eat.

Acid Foods List

It’s too bad that the foods we like most make us most acidic and thus sick. What are these foods? You guessed right:

  • Junk & Processed foods;
  • Sugar;
  • Coffee & Tea;
  • All animal food (meat, eggs, chicken, fish, lobster, oysters);
  • Grains: (white) wheat, rice, pasta, flour, bread etc ;
  • Some Fruits;
  • Dairy products (milk, cheese, butter);
  • Bad fats;
  • Peanuts, cashews.

Alkaline Foods List

During most of our lives, the majority of the foods we eat are (highly) acidic. These make us sick and tired. By eating raw alkaline foods and drinks, we can help our body to heal itself from most diseases:

  • Vegetables – especially raw green leafy vegetables.
  • Fresh Herbs & Spice – parsley, basil, cilantro, cayenne, ginger;
  • Fruits – watermelon, avocado, cucumber, young coconuts;
  • Wheat grass;
  • Sprouts: i.e. alfalfa, mung bean, broccoli etc.

The best alkaline drinks are alkaline water, vegetable juices and wheatgrass juice. If you’re very acidic you might need alkaline supplements to get you back in balance quicker. I have come across a great whole food supplement called Juice plus. It is pack with 17 different fruits and veg to find out more on juice plus go to my web page

The Best & Cheapest Alkaline Foods

Would you like to know the best and cheapest alkalizing foods? Edible wild plants. They’re highly alkaline, abundant, fresh and free! Just throwing a few of them in your salad will help balancing you.

Article by Sean Kirsten, Look Good Fitness

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