"From a public health perspective, dietary recommendations should not only incriminate specific food groups but also include recommendations on the overall quality of the diet, notably to maintain an adequate acid balance” Dr Guy Fagherazzi, PhD.
Your body’s acid-alkaline balance is vitally important to your overall health but is often overlooked when health problems are addressed. Oxidation is a root cause of illness and one way to explain oxidation is by using the terms ‘acid’, ‘neutral’ and ‘alkaline’.
Now imagine yourself walking along the beach on a private tropical island. You have been there for two weeks and you have another six weeks of holiday. You won Lotto and you can actually do whatever you like...
After digestion, all foods report to the kidneys, leaving either an acid or an alkaline ash behind, deposited in your tissues. The kidneys are responsible for fluid balance and maintaining a relatively neutral pH in the body. This is how foods affect acid-alkaline balance.
This is a 'Jason' version of the varied and controversial official food pyramids. It is a basic guide, a support, an inspiration, an overview. Print it and stick it up somewhere you will look at it while getting food, preparing food, cooking food or buying food!
Here is a reminder of the basic way we have always eaten. Mostly plants. Mostly wholefoods. Greens dominating the plate. Lots of fibre. Lots of colour. This is how I eat. A plant-based wholefood diet. Very cool for your fridge door or wherever the food is!
Grapefruit is super gentle on digestion, high in fibre, bursting with living enzymatic activity, it stimulates the liver to detoxify the body, has prebiotics, is packed with vitamin and plantioxidant components AND contains naringenin to naturally help burn fat!