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The Acid Alkaline Balance
Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline ( 7.35 - 7.45 ). Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. A pH of 7.0 is neutral. A pH below 7.0 is acidic. A pH above 7.0 is alkaline.
An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur.
An acidic balance will: decrease the body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it’s ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it’s ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness. A blood pH of 6.9, which is only slightly acidic, can induce coma and death.
The reason acidosis is more common in our society is mostly due to the typical American diet, which is far too high in acid producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and far too low in alkaline producing foods like fresh vegetables. Additionally, we eat acid producing processed foods like white flour and sugar and drink acid producing beverages like coffee and soft drinks. We use too many drugs, which are acid forming; and we use artificial chemical sweetners like NutraSweet, Spoonful, Sweet ‘N Low, Equal, or Aspartame, which are poison and extremely acid forming. One of the best things we can do to correct an overly acid body is to clean up the diet and lifestyle.
To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid forming foods. To restore health, the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods.
Generally, alkaline forming foods include: most fruits, green vegetables, peas, beans, lentils, spices, herbs and seasonings, and seeds and nuts.
Generally, acid forming foods include: meat, fish, poultry, eggs, grains, and legumes.
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I had this idea inspired by Batata Cafe, located a town over from me (a vegan-friendly place that has lots of good-tasting options! I had something like this years ago, I don’t know if they still serve it for breakfast.)
If you need a power breakfast to start your day off right, this is honestly the perfect way to go.
Very simple ingredients:
- 1 Multigrain wrap (not whole-wheat, they don’t taste as good in my opinion)
- 1 tbsp. peanut butter (natural)
- about 1/4 c. granola (I used pumpkin flaxseed granola from “Nature’s Path”)
- 1 whole banana
Lay out your wrap on a plate, and spread the tablespoon of peanut butter onto half of the wrap. Pour the granola on top of the peanut butter. Chop the banana, and lay the pieces evenly on top of the granola. Roll up and enjoy!
You get your whole grains, protein, high-profile fats (ie. omega-3s), and fruit all in one quick shot… and it’s SO good. Peanut butter and banana are one of the best flavor combinations, hands down… and with this you get an extra crunch.
Serving: 1/2 Cup
55 Calories, 9g Protein, 0g Fat, 7g Carbs
- 1 Cup Plain Chobani Yogurt
- 1 Tbsp Sugar Free White Chocolate Pudding Mix
- 2 Packets Truvia
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract