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Low-Alkaline Diet Foods: Can They Harm Your Health?

By Beth Shimanovsky

You are careful to test the soil in your garden to find out whether it is more acidic or alkaline before putting in costly flowers, so why not do the same for your body before you feed it? Just as some plants grow poorly in soil that has an imbalanced pH, the human body is healthiest when its internal pH is slightly alkaline.

In the garden, you can change acidity and alkalinity by amending the soil with products known to change its alkalinity. Likewise, the human body can be altered by avoiding low-alkaline foods.

The following 3 kinds of food are all common causes of a low-alkaline diet once they get inside your body. They should be reduced or avoided on the alkaline diet. Note that many of them have also been associated with cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and other health problems!

Fried Foods

The processed white flour used to coat fried foods is acidifying inside the body, and then you use the unhealthiest low-quality fats to fry it. Then consider that some of the most commonly fried foods are fattening to begin with, and you see that fried foods are an all-around bad idea for any diet.

Baked Goods

They may taste wonderful, but almost all baked goods are brimming with corn syrup, hydrogenated oil, and artificial ingredients. In addition, they are made with refined white flour unless you explicitly purchase something made with 100 percent whole grains. They provide little fiber or nutritional value for your body, but they can do a lot of harm.

Soft Drinks

These bubbly drinks are crammed with sugar. Most also contain phosphoric acid, which makes them still more acid-producing. Zero-calorie beverages are not any better, as they are made with acidifying artificial sweeteners.

If you are wondering how you can avoid all of these low-alkaline diet foods while still eating meals that are satisfying, think of alkalizing options that can fill in for your favorite foods on this list. Give it some time and you will find yourself so happy and full of energy that you won’t mind giving up these junk foods!

Beth explains health and nutrition for her Alkaline Diet Blog. Stop by today to learn more about the low alkaline diet.

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