The Akaline Diet – What To Eat To Sustain A pH Balanced Body

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Are you used to seeing us post on Monday? Sorry for the confusion this week. Our blogging platform was a little quirky and wasn’t saving changes. We figured it best to provide you with a full blog post on Tuesday, rather than one that wasn’t helpful on Monday.

So, on to Tuesday.

As you may recall, last week we took a look at the importance of keeping the body pH, or the measure of acidity and basicity in the body. You can catch up with us by reading last week’s post, here.

Having an excess of acid in the system can cause the body to steal energy from the body and cause poor digestion, fatigue, and even depression. As we well know, the Autistic body often has a symptom of inflamed digestion, additionally having a high acid diet can only cause more damage.

Keeping the body pH balanced is essential and the recommended balance is 75% Alkaline, 25% acid.Many think that citrus fruits contain an excess of acid. This is not the case. They are actually an alkaline producing foods along with most fruits and vegetables. This makes sense when you think about how beneficial an organic diet has been found to be against many ailments and diseases. More and more studies are finding that having an excessively acidic body is the cause of many things from indigestion to severe depression to behavioral problems.

The problem lies in that many people think that they are eating good foods that are high in nutritional value, while they are in fact high in acid content.

So what foods should you give your child to assure a well balanced, lower acid diet?

First of all, a little History.

The Akaline diet itself is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine practices that urges people to eliminate harmful consumption of unnecessary foods and to increase the intake of beneficial, body repairing foods.

Avoid: white bread, sugar,  cereals, meat, fish, tea, and condiments such as Ketchup and others that may have preservatives in them.

Go for: Carrots, Celery, Garlic, Lettuce, Apples, Limes, Tomatoes, Citrus Fruits, any vegetables close to the ground or under the ground, etc. that are alkaline forming foods.

Even though it’s important to avoid breads, grains, and white sugar, the fact is they are not veryoften talked about here and on other Autism Blogs. There are some foods that if overconsumed, can cause damage to the body. Among these acidic foods are: Turkey, Peanut Butter, Cheese, Soy Beans and Soy Milk. Even pasta should be eaten in extreme moderation.

Comments

  1. Trude Klovning says

    Greetings from Norway! I just wondered if you would recommend any specific tests to measure the level of acidity in the body before doing these kind of diet changes? My autistic son is already on a gluten and diary free diet. Thank you!

    Trude Klovning

  2. admin says

    Hi Trude, to measure the body’s level of acidity, all you have to do is take the first morning’s urine pH. You could buy a pH strip online. The best body pH is between 6.2 to 7.2.

  3. says

    i have autistic 8years old son he didnot eat bread, only biscuits and selected with some sweet flavor only. he eat only squash and the rest not, the thing only i do is to blend all the vegetables and mix in the soup.my question is it right procedure to his ages that untill now i make for him? he tin and and very hard to offer food.

  4. admin says

    Hi Vicky, unfortunately, blending is the better solution not ideal. It is better for him to eat something healthy even though you have to blend them together. You should encourage more animal proteins as this can make him “grow better”, and there are lots of nutrients not found in fruits and vegetables. A more heavier protein diet especially if he is “O” blood type can help regulate blood sugar as well.

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