Acid-Alkaline Dairy and Egg Products Food Chart

Dairy and Eggs photo

I explain the values for this acid-alkaline dairy and egg food chart in my Basic Acid Alkaline Food Chart Introduction.

I’ve used these acid-alkaline foods charts to introduce this food diary project, which will soon have many more features and benefits. I will provide you with your, personal online food diary. These charts are basic, but the finished project will be rich with many features that allow you to manage your diet. I have many ideas for turning this basic information into an interactive service to help you plan your diet, but I also want your ideas. Your feedback will help me build this project quickly to provide you with better nutrition management tools.

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Are Peanuts Acidic? What about Peanut Butter?

Peanuts and Peanut Butter

People ask are peanuts acidic for 3 reasons. So, let’s look at those reasons. Then I’ll explain why it doesn’t matter if peanuts are acidic or alkaline. Because what matters is healthy balance with peanuts and the rest of your diet.

Peanut Allergy Warning.

I must warn anyone who suspects they have a peanut allergy to stop reading now. Then consult your doctor immediately. Because all allergies are serious, and beyond the scope of this website. However, if you want advice about what to ask your doctor, you can ask in the healthy eating forum.

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Alkaline Food Charts: Your Introduction to PRAL

Acid-Alkaline Food Charts Choices

This introduction to my basic acid alkaline food charts describes how they are structured. It also acts as an index to the charts, which are organized by USDA nutrition food groups.

This is the first set of charts to use PRAL Scores to rank foods by acid or alkaline effect. Later charts have more features and focus on popular foods.

Why Use Acid-Alkaline Food Charts?

Alkalizing your body (which essentially means ensuring your urine is alkaline) has many health benefits, though not as many as some merchants claim. Taking baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) works for many health problems. Unfortunately, it can raise blood pressure, so an alternative is better.

This is where increasing your pH level through food comes in. There is a lot of information on the Internet about alkalizing diets and acid-alkaline balance. Much of this is confusing and sometimes contradictory.

First of all, the effect of food on the body is nothing to do with the pH of the food itself. The important measurement is how the food changes the pH of your body after it has been digested. Often sour foods like lemon juice will actually raise pH after digestion, making the body more alkaline.

Secondly, alkalizing the body with food does not mean that you must stop eating lots of different foods. The opposite is true. You must eat a wide variety of food, choosing acidifying foods as well as alkalizing ones, which, in total, have an overall alkalizing effect.

Other Acid-Alkaline Food Factors

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Alkaline Diet Improves Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure photo

Alkaline Diet Improves Blood Pressure is aimed at people with high blood pressure (hypertension). It summarizes one scientific study into the effects of alkaline diet on blood pressure.

Before I look at the results, it is important to understand the nature of the research. This is a statistical study that reveals a link between risk of high blood pressure and acid-forming diets. It does not look at individual cases. For you, it’s vital to get proper medical examination, and advice. The statistical link between increased high blood pressure and acid-forming diet might not apply to you. It is just a pointer to consider when you and your doctor assess what your options are for improving your health.

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Better Diabetic Neuropathy Diet

Diabetic Neuropathy Diet photo

Diabetic neuropathy diet is investigated in the latest issue of the Nutrition & Diabetes Journal. It suggests that plant-based diets reduce the painful suffering of diabetic neuropathy.

Nerve pain and numbness in the extremities are a common problem for diabetics. Foot pain is most common, and lack of feeling can cause diabetes sufferers to injure themselves. In fact, this type of pain is most commonly caused by diabetes. It happens as high blood sugar levels damage the vessels that supply nutrients and oxygen to the hands, feet, and other parts of the body.

The new report describes how:

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy occurs in up to 60% of individuals with type 2 diabetes and is associated with significant morbidity, including gait disturbances, amputations, anxiety, depression and reduced quality of life. The condition manifests with damage to the terminal branches of peripheral nerves and usually first affects small fibers that are responsible for translating pain, light touch and temperature. As neuropathy progresses, large fibers responsible for reflexes and muscle tone are affected, leading to balance and gait problems. Most patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy present with pain, numbness, or abnormal, spontaneous or induced sensations in the lower extremities. Pain occurs in 15–30% of cases.

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