The Importance of Being Alkaline for Weight Loss

 

Maybe you have heard the word ‘alkaline’ being thrown around social media. But what does it mean to be alkaline? In mathematical terms, being alkaline means having an acidity levels greater than 7. In other terms, an alkaline body converts what you are eating into energy rather than storing it as fat. However because life is so busy these days, we often overlook what we are eating and its effect on our body.
 
The body is always fighting against acidic-producing foods, which we eat daily. Acid moves through the blood and when there is too much it overwhelms the kidneys. The kidneys then turn the food into fat.
 
The body’s acidic levels are measured by the pH in your body. The lower your pH levels the higher your acidic levels. The higher your pH levels the lower your acidic levels. We want to aim for a pH level greater than 7, which means our bodies are Alkaline. The best way to see what your pH levels are by a pH test strip, which you place on the tongue. These can be bought online for very cheap. 

Benefits of being alkaline:

  • It encourages weight loss
  • It extracts acidic toxins from the body
  • Improved the immune system
  • Boosts the metabolism
  • Does not store fat but rather burns energy
  • Reduce chances of becoming sick
  • Maintains energy levels
  • Stabilizing mood
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Improved thinking capacity

By eating alkaline rich foods you will be able to feel and see the difference it makes to your body. So how do you actually become alkaline? The answer is simple, eat more foods that are high in alkaline. This does not mean you have to only eat alkaline foods, just have a mix of both. 

Two other points to remember are never eat acidic foods on their own and always drink 2L+ of water per day. Here is a quick list of high to low acidic and alkaline foods.

High Alkaline:

Wheat Grass
Parsley
Spinach and baby spinach
Asparagus
Celery
Lentils
Lemon
Watermelon
Limes
Bananas
Strawberries
Kidney Beans
Chickpeas
Sprouts
Stevia
Ginger
Apple Cider and apple cider vinegar
Cinnamon
Cucumber

 
High Acidic:

Bacon
Potatoes
Beef
Pork
Wheat like white bread, pasta, lasagne sheets, flat bread, some cereals etc
Pastries
Pasta
Biscuits
Corn and corn starch and corn syrup
White Rice
Chocolate
White Sugar

 

Laska Varkaris
Trainer and Body Transformations Coach
Dynamic Boxing Fitness 

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