HCG Diet and pH Balance: Why What You Eat Matters!

| November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s an HCG diet question I ask all of my clients.

If you were honest with yourself would you say you are more concerned with the fuel you put into your car or the fuel you put into your body?

I know. It’s one of those hit-me-between-the-eyes questions.

The easiest road to physical healing and renewal is to avoid putting toxic and poisonous substances into your body. You do this by consuming only efficient and beneficial foods in the proper balance.

But, just what is the proper balance of these efficient and beneficial body fuels?

Here’s your rule-of-thumb:

You require a 3-to-1 ratio between the alkaline and acid foods you consume. Therefore, to have a healthy body your diet should be composed 75% of alkaline foods and 25% of acid foods.

Here’s four key facts you should know:

  1. You are born in an alkaline state. Your body is alkaline by design.
  2. Enzymes that break down your food for absorption into your body function best in an alkaline environment.
  3. If your body is acidic it will break down faster and be more susceptible to disease.
  4. The average American diet contains an excess of acid-producing foods, such as meat, dairy and wheat.

So, the big picture here is that…

What you eat matters!

Excess acid is simply just bad, bad, bad for your body in numerous ways. Here’s one example, which involves the effects of excess acid on your kidneys.

As you know the main function of your kidneys is to formulate and excrete your urine and excess acids. This also helps keep your blood in an alkaline state. This of course is critical because your blood is your body’s primary nutrient transport system.

The danger is that when you have excess acid in your body it mixes with mineral salts, which form hard globular masses and ultimately result in kidney stones.

Excess acid also has detrimental side effects on your liver, pancreas, heart, lymph system and thyroid gland to name a few others.

So then, which foods are alkaline and which are acid-producing?

Alkaline foods fall into the range of 4.5 to 7.5 pH while acid foods fall into the range of 0.5 to 4.0 pH.

Alkaline foods include vegetables, fruits, sea vegetation, almonds, millet, quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat. Oranges and grapefruits go in the body as acid; however they leave an alkaline ash behind.

Acid foods include all animal flesh, including eggs and fish, dairy, wheat, oat, rice and mostly all grains, sugar, alcohol, coffee etc. Cranberries and blueberries go in the body alkaline; however they leave an acid ash behind.

Just remember the rule-of-thumb: eat 75% alkaline and 25% acid.

If you would like a complete grocery list of alkaline and acid foods broken down by their pH number from 0.5 to 7.5 then simply sign-up for our FREE VIP Membership. You’ll not only receive the grocery list but I’ll also send you a FREE copy of Dr. Simeons’ ebook, “Pounds and Inches.” It’s a must have for your weight loss and healthy living library!

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