Alkaline diet Benefits

To lead a healthy life it is necessary that the pH of our body is regulated, without becoming too acidic, rather it must be inclined towards the alkaline side.
The key to the pH or alkaline diet is to increase the amount of food or alkaline products and reduce the consumption of acidic foods or products. Thus, it consists of reducing processed foods, animal proteins, sugar and caffeine to the maximum, in order to eliminate acidic toxins and increase the consumption of natural foods rich in alkaline minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and The calcium.
Blood fulfills two important functions: it carries nutrients and oxygen and removes the toxic residues of metabolism, which are acidic in nature and must be evacuated through the liver, kidneys, lungs or skin. To perform these functions, the blood pH must lean a little towards the alkaline side of the spectrum.

Therefore, blood is, under normal circumstances, slightly alkaline, with a pH that varies between 7.35 and 7.45. In this sense, the balance of the pH in the body is the first line of defense and the best resistance against diseases. This is because the causative elements of various diseases can not survive in an alkaline state, but are strengthened in acidic environments.

The characteristic foods of the alkaline diet

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Hydrating well is one of the keys. The pancreas uses water to alkalize the food that leaves the stomach and enters the intestines. On the other hand, the brain needs water to carry out the chemical reactions that direct the body. Thus, drinking water in correct amounts is the most important part of the pH diet.

Alkaline foods are found mainly in fruits, vegetables – green vegetables, especially – whole grains, spices, probiotic crops – such as yogurt – and honey, while acid products are meats, cheeses, cereals and alcohol.
In a more extended list of alkalizing foods, we can find:

Avocado
Parsley
Fruits not too ripe
Potatoes
Nuts
Mineral water
Almond milk
We recommend you read:
Fermented foods in the diet: why include them?

On the other hand, this is a list of some commonly consumed acidifying foods:

Vinegar
Fruit juice
Tomato
Vegetables
Refined cereals
Sugar
Meats and organ meats
Seafood
Fish
Eggs
Cured cheese
Yogurt or curd
Coffee
Tea
Cocoa
The Alkaline diet is indicated for those who want to fight obesity, but also for those who want to improve their health, prevent inflammatory problems and eliminate toxins from the body.

The perfect complement to the alkaline diet

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Food is not everything in the pH diet. The most advisable thing is to practice exercise and that each person looks for the one that adapts to his physical constitution, his age or his state. Of course, aerobic exercise, being able to increase the use and flow of oxygen in the body, is the perfect complement for this type of diet.

The problems of an excess of acidic foods
Excessive consumption of acidic foods generates, in the short term, decay and inflammation of the gums due to inhibition of the salivary glands, but in the medium term decreases the secretion of hydrochloric acid by the stomach.

In the long term, there is a rebound effect of stimulation of the glands, which secrete more acid, causing chronic acidity and increasing the risk of gastritis or ulcer.

It is very important that you do not abuse the antacids to fight stomach acidity because they further destabilize the acid-base balance. Although strong acids cause the symptoms described, small stimuli or weak organic acids balance your pH, so one of the pillars of a consistent diet is to drink a glass of water with a few drops of lemon at breakfast.

In short, a diet that allows us to obtain some control over the pH of our body, tilting the balance towards the alkaline side, can provide us with several benefits and avoid the problems derived from an excessive consumption of acidic products.

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Fruits against the symptoms of allergies 

Many people who suffer from allergies, simply and simply hear about hay fever and suffer similar symptoms claim that they also suffer from hay fever, ignoring that there are many allergens that produce the same symptoms, so it is best to consult to an allergist who will help you find out exactly what caused your allergy. It may not be a pollen allergy, it could be due to mites or even cigarette smoke.

The fight against allergens
Fighting against allergens is extremely difficult, but that’s it or letting yourself be overcome by all the symptoms of allergies. To be successful in that fight, there are a few tips that I hope you will find useful: it is important to wash the bedding with hot water every two weeks, so that it not only eliminates, but also destroys all the accumulated debris in the clothes, try to find products for pest control that are not toxic but that completely eliminate the cockroaches, if you like and use the Hermes, Cartier or Dior perfumes, try to think about the possibility of eradicating them completely from your body, as well as perfumed milk and all kinds of beauty products that include in their composition synthetic elements, their chemical components as well as irritate the skin, can cause hormonal disorders and even neurological damage.

Symptoms of allergies are induced by an abnormal tissue response when exposed to a selected antigen, also considered as allergens. If all of the body’s tissues react to a selected antigen, the allergic response becomes active and begins to show results throughout the body. Allergic reactions can occur in almost any part of the body. There is a wide variety of circumstances and substances of how allergic reactions can be induced, understanding the mechanism that makes them jump can help to select the remedy for allergy symptoms. Some of which consist of dust, animal hair, cosmetics, serums, medications, heat, sunlight, and a variety of foods. The frequent meals that allergic reactions offer are milk, eggs, seafood, oranges, strawberries, tomatoes and chocolates.
Most of the time, allergy symptoms can not be prevented from causing havoc, but there are numerous treatments that can be applied to treat such symptoms. Fruit consumption may be the fastest way to treat symptoms of generalized allergy.
The signs of allergy can offer various signs and symptoms based on a particular person and their tolerance toward it. Generalized allergic signs such as dizziness, headaches, nervousness, depression, irritability, hay fever, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, asthma, and swelling of the eyes. Obtaining your own first aid kit with anti-allergy properties is a good idea for men and women who are susceptible to allergic reactions. This kit should include the regulatory treatments for allergies and so react quickly to an eventuality of this type.

The lime is an excellent remedy for allergy symptoms that can be obtained quickly and with satisfactory results, eliminates harmful toxins from the organism, as well as acting as an anti-allergic agent. Half of a lime squeezed and mixed with a glass of Water and honey is a mixture that in some people has given good results to treat some types of allergies.
A banana a day can be very good for people who suffer from allergy symptoms in food, asthma and skin rashes. With due caution since some people have shown to be very delicate to this fruit.
The carrot and cucumber juice has benefited a group of people in the treatment of allergy symptoms. A part of cucumber in 3 parts of carrot juice in your daily diet will provide the necessary benefits against allergy.
The remedies for the aforementioned allergy symptoms have benefited many people. These treatments are rather preventive and increase resistance to certain allergy symptoms. However, if a certain type of allergy persists, after trying these popular remedies, it is best to consult your general practitioner

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The truth about breakfast Cereals

Cereals are an extraordinary and balanced food, ideal not only for breakfast, but also for lunch or dinner. But when we talk about cereals, we talk about those that come out of the earth and that do not look anything like that infamous thing that appears in a colorful box in the supermarket

We explain some convincing reasons to avoid box cereals altogether, be they “special I do not know what” or “special light I do not know how many”. We also explain how to make a real healthy breakfast with real cereals.

Common sense
Before entering fully into the matter, we only expose an idea that we consider to be of great common sense. Cereals are an extraordinary food but … Can we really call these colored balls cereals to feed our sons and daughters? How is that like a grain of rice? Where does the color come from? How is the taste of wheat similar to those brown cereal sticks with “low fat” chocolate?

What do the box cereals contain?
Depending on the type and brand, cash cereals usually contain:
Sugar: Especially box cereals for boys and girls and “normal”, that is, those that are not “special I do not know what” or “light” or “low in sugar” (these contain even worse things). The first thing we have to be clear is that the most abundant ingredient in many of them is, in addition to gluten, huge amounts of refined sugar.
Gluten: All box cereals made from wheat, oats, rye or barley contain gluten. We recommend you read our article “Wheat, poison in the diet” to know the many damages of gluten (not only in people with celiac disease but in the whole world) according to the interesting currents of active cellular nutrition (with which we totally agree) .
Corn: Almost all the corn produced in the world is transgenic (see our transgenic report) and our enzymes have serious problems to metabolize genetically altered structures. It is not that they do not know, they do what they can, generating serious disturbances in the organism (we recommend that you read the fabulous book “the truth about transgenics” by the French minister Corine Lepage … it will make your hair stand on end.
Synthetic Sweeteners: In our opinion (and increasingly that of more independent professionals from large multinationals), synthetic sweeteners are some of the most dangerous additives that exist, especially aspartame, suspected of producing rare types of brain cancer (see our report about aspartame and this list of safe and dangerous additives.
Nothing: Cash cereals contain, basically, a lot of nothing. That is, a completely processed product with a minimum amount of essential nutrients and additives. That is why, many times, they are forced to introduce added vitamins and minerals, which is completely absurd, since natural cereals contain vitamins and minerals. Look at the nonsense: they refine them, they take away everything good, and then they add it artificially … Are we crazy? Just to have an appetizing appearance and produce desire to eat a lot, because its flavor is irresistible thanks to certain additives.
It is true that, depending on the brands, the box cereals may contain more fiber (which is healthy), and may be more or less processed and therefore contain more or less nutrients, almost always very inadequate, and especially accompanied by:

Sugar + gluten + additives
Sugar + transgenics + additives
Synthetic sweeteners + gluten or transgenics + additives
What do real cereals contain?
The real cereals (not those that come in box) contain a series of essential and very healthy nutrients that, combined with other foods that we will see right away, provide a complete ration of essential nutrients to start the day with energy and health:

Proteins: Cereals contain a certain amount of proteins, although they do not contain all the essential amino acids, so it is important to add other foods that contain them in order to form a protein of high biological value. The best and healthiest to make this sum are the seeds and nuts.
Carbohydrates and fiber: The cereals contain carbohydrates of slow absorption (that is to say, of the good ones, those that provide energy and do not get fat) and a lot of fiber (essential to keep healthy the intestinal flora).
Fats: Hardly contain fats, although the few they contain are not saturated. Healthy fats that are necessary (essential fatty acids from the omega family) are also obtained from seeds and nuts.
Vitamins, minerals and other essential elements: Cereals, naturally, contain in their composition certain vitamins, minerals and other elements that contribute to the efficiency of our metabolism and general physiology. It is true that cereals do not contain enough of these elements. To provide enough vitamins and minerals, there is no better source than, at another time of the day, take plenty of vegetables, vegetables and greens (more vegetable than fruit, to avoid sugar), because they are the natural elements that more vitamins and minerals they contain.
Organic box cereals
In the stores of ecological products we also find cereals of box, or cereals in bags, but also with them we must be careful.

Likewise, although they are not transgenic, they contain gluten and often also large amounts of sugar.

If you are going to buy box cereals in a super organic, make sure they have little sugar (it would be better if they had stevia sweetener, since it is the healthiest natural sweetener of all).

Try not also to choose wheat, barley, or rye. Oatmeal is somewhat healthier, since it has many nutritional properties, but unfortunately it also has gluten (although less than the others mentioned above). If you are going to consume oats, better in moderation, from time to time.

The best cereals
First of all, we recommend that, among all the cereals, you choose rice in the first place. Rice is the cereal most consumed by all civilizations ; is the cereal that is recommended when we are sick in the stomach (for something will be) … Why not consume it even if we are not sick or ill?

Rice is the cereal that has been least genetically transformed and, therefore, is the one that best assimilate our enzymes (essential for health in general). It does not carry gluten and is the most digestive (see our article on the importance of consuming rice.

Other cereals that are also very healthy due to their characteristics (they do not have gluten) are buckwheat (which is not wheat, even if it is called that), millet and quinoa.

 

 

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Goji berries an alternative cancer treatment

Cancer of one of the diseases that, unfortunately, is increasing in world statistics. There are many alternative treatments that can improve the quality of life; Goji Berries are an excellent alternative to improve the quality of life in patients with cancer.

Studies published by The National Institute of Health, reveal that Goji Berries stop cell degeneration and some experts recommend them as an alternative treatment for cancer.

In addition, it provides energy and vitality; which, many patients can lose as a result of the different therapies to which they are subjected, such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Unfortunately, this type of treatment attacks cancer cells as well as healthy ones.

The high content of vitamin C strengthens the immune system and helps prevent diseases that can occur as a result of cancer.

Likewise, Goji Berries contain antioxidants that delay aging and eliminate toxins. They improve the appearance of the skin, from inside.

Experts say they protect the main organs of the body: the liver, the heart and the kidneys.

Other benefits
Reduce blood pressure
Clean arteries
Fight insomnia
They reduce anxiety
Improve memory

How to consume Goji berries?
There are three options to consume them easily:

The first is to consume a handful of Goji Berries at noon (between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm) and another at mid-afternoon (between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm).
The second is a juice of Goji Berries; all you need to do is add 250ml of water to the blender and then add a handful. Blend and be ready to drink. Some people prefer to do it with coconut water to change the flavor.
You can also make Goji Berry tea, you only need to boil 250ml of water and after 5 minutes add the handful of berries so that the properties are absorbed.
As you can see, they are very simple drinks that you can drink at any time. The Goji Berries will surprise you with the charities and fight against cancer.

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7 foods that make you depressed

Depression is the disease of the twentieth century that affects more than 350 million people in the world and it is estimated that by 2020, it will be the second cause of disability, only after cardiovascular diseases, says the World Health Organization ( WHO).

This condition is manifested by a change in mood, sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt, lack of self-esteem, feeling tired, lack of concentration, as well as sleep disorders or appetite.

But, did you know that what we eat can influence its appearance?

If you like them, avoid them because they make you sick …
There are scientific studies that ensure that these foods cause addictive responses in the brain, such as when they use drugs and tobacco, because they contain flavors, preservatives and additives with adverse health effects.

1. Artificial sweeteners
Specialists in the United States determined that all artificial sweeteners produce nervous system depression.

Also, Rachel Fiske, a certified nutrition consultant in San Francisco, says that aspartame (sweetener) slows the production of serotonin and dopamine, which could be cause of depression and anxiety attacks.

2. Processed foods
British researchers published in the British Journal of Psychiatry that this type of food increases the risk of developing depression, as they contain harmful chemicals that promote the onset of cardiovascular disease and inflammation. Among them are meats, sausages, chocolate and sugary desserts.

3. Fried food
Stephanie Fulton, University Hospital of Montreal, foods rich in saturated fat contribute to developing depressive behavior, by chemical reactions that occur in the brain.

Universidad Navarra confirms that this type of food propitiates this disorder, since in excess they increase the production of certain molecules such as citonin, which can reduce the production of serotonin, responsible for generating a state of well-being.

4. Refined cereals
The consumption of these foods, as well as refined flours increase the chances of suffering depression, according to a study conducted by the University of London.

5. High-fat dairy
The universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, related the consumption of trans and saturated fats with the development of depression, which are found in dairy products.

6. Soft drinks
A study by the National Institute of Health states that consuming more than one liter of these drinks a day causes depression and if these are diet and flavors the odds increase.

7. Alcohol
Its abuse for a long time triggers this emotion, since it interferes with receptors of the nervous system, although the mechanisms associated with this reaction have not yet been determined, confirms a study published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry.

To live better, it is necessary to have a healthy diet, avoid foods with high content of fats and refined sugars, exercise and have activities that cause you happiness.

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6 signs that you eat to “hiding” what you really feel

Several countries in the world, faces a serious problem of overweight and obesity in its adult population. A situation that could be caused by a characteristic that differentiates humans from animals: feelings.

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the hormones in our stomach communicate directly with the brain, causing a pleasurable sensation. This explains why there are some people who feel the need to consume sweet or fatty foods when they experience sadness or anguish.

Does your heart dominate everything?
The relationship between the brain and stomach is so close that even when you experience love, the “butterflies” feel in the abdomen. However, not everything is good. There are times when you eat to hide feelings that are not pleasant causing, in the long term, a problem.

For this reason we present the following signals that can indicate you eat to hide your emotions.

 

1. Emotional hunger starts suddenly. Everything opposite to the physics that happens gradually.

 

2. When you are eating to mitigate a feeling it does not matter if your stomach is full or empty, you only need to eat. In this case, you tend to choose a specific food, since you do not like any food; a contrary situation happens when it is due to hunger.

 

3. It requires immediate satisfaction. In specific about an unhealthy food.

 

4. It does not matter if you are full. You feel the need to keep eating, regardless of whether this causes you discomfort (pain or inflammation).

 

5. New emotions arise. After the excess of food there is a feeling of guilt.

 

6. You experience a degree of control. With each bite you think the situation begins to calm down and you feel more confident about what is going to happen.

 

The American College of Cardiology, points out that an excellent tip to avoid eating for emotions is the following: stop and take deep breaths before you start eating your food.

 

A balanced diet not only takes care of your physical well-being, also emotionally.

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Stevia: lies, scams and benefits of the fashionable sweetener

Today it takes a lot to consume products that overnight jump to the shelves of supermarkets. This is the case of stevia, the alternative to sweeten “healthier”. But is it really the best sweetener in the world? What is the difference between stevia and steviol?

Stevia is a plant of natural origin with a great sweetening power and, in addition, it is caloric. Its consumption is forbidden because of that in the supermarket we do not find the stevia leaves as such spread over the shelves. So what do we drink when we take stevia?

The Stevia Rebaudiana (plant) itself is natural. However, the food additive E-960, better known as steviol glucoside and whose consumption was approved in Europe in 2011 (Regulation 1131/2011), has little natural. The same happens with other sweeteners in the market.
It is not healthy sweetener everything that glitters
Before buying, you have to check all the labels of the products that are in the supermarket and sold as stevia. Most manufacturers add to the compound other substances that adulterate the final result. The consumer believes that he is buying stevia (the plant) because, often, he puts it with large letters on the label designed, in addition, in green to give an appearance of natural.

Although its leaves have a capacity to sweeten between 300 and 450 times higher than that of sugar, its consumption is not authorized since the plant contains some substances with pharmacological activity, in fact it is hypotensive, among other things.
To obtain the steviol glucoside (what is marketed as stevia), it is necessary to dry the plant. Then, many of its active principles are extracted, such as nanofiltered ones that are later crystallized by vacuum evaporators.

As you see, it has little natural. It is a manufacturing process involving chemical elements. And as a result you get a resulting product is between 200 and 300 times sweeter than sugar, stable to heat but not fermentable.

Also, to give you an idea, the consumption of stevia is limited to 4 mg / Kg of weight and day. While the consumption of aspartame, another of the sweeteners in focus, is at 40 mg / kg of weight and day. Therefore, the consumption of steviol is not as healthy as they make us believe.
What are the benefits of stevia?
It seems complicated that after all the above is left to list some benefits of stevia. As in all cases there are those who are in favor and those who are against. The supposed benefits of stevia (plant) have been tried to transfer as such to the consumption of the additive. Which is a mistake because the plant contains components with pharmacological activity, some with hypotensive activity, others capable of causing infertility. When using the plant we can not say which compounds we want to make the effect at each moment. This is why the commercial use of the plant for food purposes is not in Europe.

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