What are some good ideas for following a new alkaline diet plan?

July 7, 2011 by  
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Question by Daniel Marcos: What are some good ideas for following a new alkaline diet plan?
Due to fatigue and constipation, I recently started a new alkaline diet plan. I am having trouble planning meals and figuring out which foods I should eat and which ones to avoid with this new diet. If I am changing my life with the alkaline diet plan, I want to be sure to do it right. I need suggestions and tips to stay on track with my diet.

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Answer by Erick
An alkaline diet can be very tricky and confusing until you get on track. Salad is always a good idea for this diet. Try to find dark leafy greens to add to your salad rather than iceburg lettuce. Iceburg lettuce does not have as high of a nutrient content. Furthermore, try some fresh fruit with your salad or as a snack. Fruits are a great choice for a high alkaline diet, as they are high in fiber. Fiber rich foods will help with your constipation.

In order to keep acid levels down in vegetables, be sure to not overcook them. High alkaline foods are better when eaten raw or steamed. If you overcook the food, it could turn acidy. Next suggestion is to limit you amount of sugar and flour. This includes avoiding or limiting breads, pastas, rice, bread, and noodles. Also it is a good idea to avoid dairy products when possible. Dairy products can cause extra acid in the body. Finally, it is important to avoid sugary drinks such as soda. When possible drink water or a healthy green tea. Good luck with the new diet.

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