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Health Warning! Beware Of Acid Foods

There is a saying: 'You are what you eat.' This however, is not really true. It's more appropriate to say: 'You are what your body digests and then absorbs.

The point of setting the record straight on this matter is when you consider certain foods and their possible harmful affect. I am talking about the types of food that when digested and absorbed give an acid ash residue in the body. This unhealthy internal 'acidic' environment can be a prerequisite to the introduction of so many illnesses, since many harmful micro- organisms can invade and cause disease. Cancer, for example, can occur through the result of an 'acid body' by eating too many acid-giving foods. The body's blood pH is usually around 7.4 a healthy alkaline state, but acid foods lower this figure.

Besides cancer, other affects of eating too many acid foods include: Overweight, diabetes, immune deficiency, kidney and bladder problems, fatigue, premature aging, osteoporosis, aching joints, acing muscles, heart disease, high blood pressure strokes, parasitic infection, digestive disorders, mood swings and difficulties in concentrating... -As you can see the list of ailments is vast.

Generally, the acids foods to be careful of are:


Beef, pork and pork-based products, lamb, mutton, chicken, turkey and pheasant... Crab, shrimps, prawns, lobsters...i.e. crustaceans. Sardines, cod, haddock and salmon.

Dairy Foods

Cheese, cream, butter, milk and milk-based drinks, eggs, yogurt and ice cream.


Spaghetti, macaroni... i.e. all types of pasta, white bread, wholemeal bread, bran oat, bran wheat, whet germ, blueberries, honey, oatmeal, peanut butter, peanuts, pistachio nuts rice (brown and white), plums and prunes.

From the Convenience store

All refined sugar products. Microwavable, ready made or instant meals. Beware of the cans of, tins of, packets of... foods with all their mysterious E -numbers, preservatives, chemicals, over saltiness... Dehydrated (powdered) soups, fast foods, soy sauce, cooking fats and oils, saturated fats and hydrogenated oils. Sunflower oil, corn oil and margarine, which, by the way, is worse than butter. Canned drinks, fizzy drinks, tea, coffee and artificially sweetened drinks...

Some Foods that are neutral, but have the effect of acidifying...are corn oil, sugar and high fructose corn syrup.

In more general terms, the acids foods to be careful of are:

Meats, fatty foods, dairy products, factory-processed foods, sweets... If foods are overheated then the vitamin and enzyme content will be spoiled, causing the nutrition value to be greatly reduced.

The way towards the healthier option is an alkaline diet: A balance of around 80% alkaline foods to 20% acid foods would be recommended. I would also recommend reading my article on the subject of eating alkaline foods, it might just transform you health and well-being!

I, Paul Phillips am a health writer researcher. I graduated in 'Biological Sciences' which includes biochemistry, physiology and nutrition. I have worked in various related research and development labs. I am always willing to give advice and help people in my field. For a free ebook and much more information please try the link below http://www.HealthNewsLive.net
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