Overview of basic foods

A diet that is rich in basic foods, protects against acidosis. The majority of food consumed should be basic (about 70 – 80 percent) and only a small part sour. The opposite is often reality. It significantly more acidic foods are consumed as basic food. In the long run, this leads to chronic acidification of the body with consequences. Tiredness, fatigue, lethargy, malaise, and concentration problems can be signs of acidosis.

Animal products make “sour”

Simply put – ensures an excess of animal products, sugar and stress for hyperacidity. Can neutralize alkaline foods can and should be eaten as often as possible. Among the basic foods include most fruits and vegetables, herbs, sprouts, seeds and nuts (except peanuts and walnuts). To acidic foods include meat, fish, yogurt, milk – especially cheese -, sugar, alcohol, carbonated drinks and coffee. This food does not have to be completely dispensed with, but they should always be combined with basic foodstuffs.

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Acidosis seen in acid urine

The kidney wastes are excreted in the urine. If the body is burdened with too much acids, they are increasingly excreted in the urine. The pH of the urine is a measure of the acidity. Determine hyperacidity, the pH value of the urine over a period of approximately 5 days are measured several times a day. Test strips are available in the pharmacy. By means of a color scale, the value is read.

How can an existing hyperacidity be eliminated?

Long term, a change of diet on as much fruit and vegetables is a good idea. Recommendable is the consumption of as much alkaline foods such as fruits and vegetables and as little acidic foods such as meat and cheese. During the time of change of diet with bases-baths, the acid excretion are supported through the skin. Physical activity – if possible in the fresh air – supports the acid excretion through breathing. Relaxation techniques such as autogenic training, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation and fantasy trips counteract the acidity of the hustle and bustle.

Alkaline foods

Drinks

* Still mineral water
* Beer
* Cocoa
* Herbal tea

Sweet

* Honey
* Jam

Vegetables

* Broccoli
* Cauliflower
* Potatoes
* Spinach
* Asparagus
* Carrots
* Mushrooms
* Onions
* Pepper
* Tomatoes
* Zucchini
* green beans
* Cucumbers
* Eggplant
* Leek
* Lettuce
* Iceberg lettuce

Fruits and Nuts

* Apples
* Oranges
* Lemons
* Bananas
* Cherries
* Grapefruit
* Pears
* Pineapple
* Peach
* Strawberries
* Watermelons
* Hazelnuts
* Raisins

Sour-tasting foods are not necessarily acid-forming. Lemons act as alkaline in the body. Of the taste can not be drawn about the effect. Olive oil and sunflower oil can neutralize, while butter and margarine slightly acidic slightly basic acts.