A surprising number and variety of physical problems and diseases can be caused by the problem of foods that are acid-producing after digestion. The current typical Western diet is largely composed of acid-forming foods (proteins, cereals, sugars). Many foods are alkaline-producing or neutral by nature, but manufactured processed foods are mostly acid-producing and these are the ones most heavily advertised in the media, and filling the shelves of supermarkets.
It is important to consume at least 60% alkaline-producing foods in our diet, in order to maintain health.
The body maintains correct pH in the blood at all costs, by homeostasis, but that is stressful for the body's systems and resources when the diet is unbalanced in terms of acid-forming foods (the residue after digestion, that is).
An imbalanced diet high in acidic-producing foods such as animal protein, sugar, caffeine, and processed foods puts pressure on the body's regulating systems to maintain pH neutrality. Acidosis will decrease the body's ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it's ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it's ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness. It is recommended that you test your pH levels to determine if your body's pH needs immediate attention. Acidosis, an extended time in the acid pH state, can result in rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, lupus, tuberculosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, most cancers and many more.  If salivary pH stays too low, the diet should focus on fruit, vegetables and mineral water as well as remove strong acidifiers such as sodas, whole wheat and red meat.
Urine testing may indicate how well your body is excreting acids and assimilating minerals, especially calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. These foods may be either alkaline or acid in their natural state, but after the process of digestion they all produce what is termed as an "alkaline ash" once digested and metabolized by the body. Note that a food's acid or alkaline-forming tendency in the body has nothing to do with the actual pH of the food itself. It is important that your daily dietary intake of food naturally acts to balance your body pH. Note: there are inconsistencies between the acid- or alkaline-forming values given in the lists provided by many websites, and few reliable references. Nevertheless, the principles are clear: eat plenty of vegetables, some fruit daily, and don't eat too much of dairy products, grain products, and direct protein from eggs, meat and fish (as is typically the case in Western diet).
Free range eggs, fish, beans, unsaturated oils - these are healthy foods, low glycemic and nutritious, and even if marginally acid-forming (or alkaline or between the two depending on how you measure or what chart you read).
Similarly, be sure to include your share of the high alkaline-forming foods to balance those low-acid foods you eat for their overall nutritional value.
In order for the body to remain healthy and alive, your body keeps a delicate and precise balance of blood pH at 7.365, which is slightly alkaline. Your blood plays a very important role in your healthy and energy: it carries oxygen to all your cells! Blood cells have a negative charge on the outside and a positive charge inside; this is what keeps them healthy and far apart from each other. When your blood is clumped together, it no longer can get to all the little capillaries in your body to give you the life giving oxygen you need. Most of us, from the time we're children, have a fear installed into us by our parents that "Disease is out to get you, and viruses are flying around all over the place looking for their next victim!" It comes with sayings like: "Put on your sweater or you'll 'catch' a cold!" However, the truth is most of us create toxic environments inside of our body and this is why disease and fatigue happens.
Here's a good example: Pretend you had a goldfish in a bowl, and one day you saw the goldfish was beginning to look very unhealthy. There are a few other things, in addition to diet, that can be done to help correct an over acidic balance.
We can remedy our over-acidic bodies in the short term with alkalizing supplements, but going forward, we must also choose a diet which is balanced on the side of alkaline-forming foods.
Many of us who wish to really help people begin our journey with trying to help someone in our family who has problems or an illness. Of course you need to take practical measures to manage your food intake and establish a good and healthy routine, but you will be much more likely to succeed at this if you focus on the psychological aspects of nutrition and eating.
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In this experiment you will devise a method of extracting supplemental iron from food to compare the iron content of several brands of breakfast cereal. This project was adapted from a student project submitted to the Marin County Science Fair in California. Many brand name foods contain additives, things that are added during the processing and manufacturing of food products. When a food manufacturer adds a nutritional supplement as an additive to a processed food, they are required to report that information on the food label. In this experiment, you will devise a way of testing foods for supplemental iron additives using a blender, water, and a magnet.
Choose four kinds of breakfast cereal to test with varying iron contents (see the Materials and Equipment for details).
Tape the magnet on the outside of the bottle about half way down using the duct tape, as shown in Figure 1 below. Blend the water and cereal on high until you have a smooth slurry and there are no visible lumps or chunks of cereal left.

Rinse the blender with a small amount of water (20 mL) and pour this rinse into the measuring cup. Slowly pour the slurry through the bottle, making sure the slurry goes over the magnet and the liquid is collected in the large bowl, as shown in Figure 2 above. If the slurry becomes solid and hard to pour, put the cereal back in the blender along with 100 mL of distilled water and blend. After all of the cereal slurry has been poured through the bottle, pour an additional 150 mL of water through. If you have access to a scientific balance at your school, you can accurately weigh your results to get more quantitative data. Compared to a typical science class, please tell us how much you learned doing this project. The need for accuracy and attention to repeating the method for a good comparison of results.
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Today the vast majority of the populace in industrialized nations suffers from problems caused by the stress of acidosis, because both modern lifestyle and diet promote acidification of the body's internal environment. We need plenty of fresh fruits and particularly vegetables (alkaline-producing) to balance our necessary protein intake (acid-producing). The extra buffering required can deplete the body of alkaline minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, making the person prone to chronic and degenerative disease.
If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur. By using pH test strips (Litmus Paper), you can determine your pH factor quickly and easily in the privacy of your own home.
These minerals function as "buffers." Buffers are substances that help maintain and balance the body against the introduction of too much acidity or too much alkalinity.
When the body's pH is kept at a slightly alkaline level, all the systems can work more efficiently.
When the blood has an alkaline pH instead of an acidic pH, it will have a positive effect on how every bodily system functions. For example, lemons are very acidic, however the end-products they produce after digestion and assimilation are alkaline so lemons are alkaline-forming in the body.
To maintain health, the diet should consist of at least 60% alkaline forming foods and at most 40% acid forming foods. To restore health, the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods. As a result, your blood can move freely throughout your entire body, and get into all your small capillaries, so you feel like your whole body is getting energy. And most of the time because of our diets, emotions and lifestyles, the "water" in our body is over-acidic, and to put it simply: toxic. Fortunately most of these are also low glycemic, which takes care of the second primary factor in our creating a healthy diet. It is a self-empowering system that gives you control over your past, present and your future. Especially nowadays, in the modern world, we are all surrounded by temptations to consume too much, and too much of the wrong thing.
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In this experiment, you will devise a way of testing foods for supplemental iron additives. Sometimes additives can be bad for you, like when extra sugar or caffeine are added to soda pop. The %Daily Values (%DV's) are based on the daily value recommendations for key nutrients for a 2,000 calorie daily diet. The "Percent Daily Value" is one of the important pieces of information found on the label (USFDA, 2004). Then you will use your design to test different breakfast cereals for how much iron they add. Have an adult help you search the Internet, or take you to your local library to find out more! It's not as smart as you are, and it may occasionally give humorous, ridiculous, or even annoying results! You will need 250 milliliters (mL) (a little more than one cup) of each cereal for the experiment. Take one of the cut-off plastic bottles and use the duct tape to securely tape the magnet to the side of the bottle, about halfway down.
Position it on its side with the cut-off part slightly higher than the top and rotate it so that the magnet is on the bottom side of the bottle, as shown in Figure 2 below. Position the bottle above the large bowl so that the bottle's top (where the lid was) is slightly lower than the cut-off part and the magnet is on the bottom side. After completing this experiment, you may see a pellet of iron on the side of the plastic bottle, which is labeled above in yellow.
A very simple scale, using only four states, could be: not present, small, medium, or large. For this to work, it will be important to also weigh your cereal in grams (g) before you put it in your blender and write this value in your data table. This will rinse the sugar our in hopes of eliminating the iron sample from being stuck in the bottle.
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Food scientists or technologists work to find new sources of food that have the right nutrition levels and that are safe for human consumption. It comes in a variety of delicious flavors like peach, chocolate, and cherry and contains calcium, vitamins, and minerals that are good for you. Food science technicians test and catalog the physical and chemical properties of food to help ensure these aspects.
Whatever, the experience of my own family and friends clearly demonstrates eating a diet that correctly balances acid- and alkaline-producing foods is beneficial to health.
And we need to avoid processed, sugary or simple-carbohydrate foods, not only because they are acid-producing but also because they raise blood sugar level too quickly - with high glycemic index, therefore fattening and stressing our insulin response - plus they tend to be nutrient-lacking and may be toxic too.
Saliva and urine tests show clearly enough the changes in alkalinity or acidity that are caused by diet and lifestyle. Even with the proper amounts of buffers, acid or alkaline levels can become stressful to the body's regulatory systems.
The concept is actually fairly simple - the diet just focuses on regaining the balance that was lost when man started to eat a more domesticated diet. The brain, circulatory system, nerves, muscles, respiratory system, digestive system, and reproductive system can all benefit from a proper pH level. Red meat is not a good choice, but you can add plenty of protein to your meals by using soy products, delicious beans, legumes, and nuts such as almonds. Likewise, meat will test alkaline before digestion but it leaves acidic residue in the body so, like nearly all animal products, meat is classified as acid-forming. The real culprits are highly sweetened foods, pastries, red meat, colas and highly processed foods - these are the ones to reduce to a sensible amount or cut out of your diet if they also contain stimulants and undesirable chemical additives. When we digest a food it is chemically oxidized ('burned') to form water, carbon dioxide and an inorganic compound. Your body will store excess acid in your fat cells (which is why so many people have such trouble losing weight).

This is the major reason why some people feel horrible when they wake up, and why they need to sleep longer.
Yet, even knowing this, modern day establishment medicine puts much more attention on fighting the symptoms, and not recognizing the root of the problem. Ensure adequate Omega 3 with oily fish in our diet, which is another primary factor, and we can be sure to live long and healthy lives. This search often becomes a passion about helping others in the process of our learnings as well. It is a collection of new cutting-edge techniques and processes that integrates the most effective elements of EFT, BSFF, NLP, spiritual understanding, science and the mind’s great ability to transform itself.
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This is the reason that I, as a psychologist, initially became interested in the subject of nutrition. I think my husband has stolen a few of the caramel ones as I don’t remember eating as many. Top Notch Material blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. Then you will use your design to test different breakfast cereals to see how much iron they contain.
Other times additives can be beneficial, like when vitamins or minerals are added as nutritional supplements. One side of the box will list all of the ingredients and the nutritional content of the food. The %DV helps you determine if a serving of food is high or low in a nutrient (USFDA, 2004). Then you will compare your results to the reported percent daily value of iron on the nutrition facts label.
Then slowly pour the slurry through the bottle, over the magnet, so that the liquid is collected in the large bowl. After this, the pellet of iron should be visible on the side of the bottle, as shown in Figure 3 below. Be sure to write the code for your scale on your poster so that others will know how you scored your results. Label each square with the type of cereal the iron powder came from using a permanent marker. Each time you use the balance, you will need to place a piece of weight paper on the scale and tare (zero) the scale. ALSO, my daughter spray-painted little little button type magnets white to extract the iron from the plastic bottles and then used crazy glue as a kind of laquer to keep the iron from getting scattered for her display board.
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In fact, our nation's food supply depends on food scientists and technologists that test and develop foods that meet and exceed government food safety standards. Scientists may come up with the overarching plans, but the day-to-day labor behind biotechnology advances is often the work of skilled biological technicians.
Stress, and physical activity (both insufficient or excessive amounts) also cause acidification. On the other hand, when the pH of the body is too acidic, it is susceptible to many diseases and problems.
You should eliminate unhealthy fats from your diet, but you can use good fats such as olive, canola, and flax seed oil. But you DO want to shift the overall balance of your diet over toward the alkaline, and away from the excessively acid-forming diet of a quick-food culture.
The alkaline or acidic nature of the inorganic compound formed determines whether the food is alkaline or acid-producing.
Acid is produced in your body whenever you have stress, upset emotions and when the food you eat is acid-forming. Over time, your body will leach calcium and alkaline stores from your bones in a desperate attempt to retain the pH balance in your body (which is why some people "shrink" as they get older). When your blood looks like this, your sleep is also really energizing and you need less of it! We take courses, get certifications of all kinds and soak up all kinds of philosophies and tools. It also empowers people to continue the work on their own and not be dependent on therapists or practitioners to take responsibility for their own healing. In addition, feeling 'deprived' on a daily basis is eventually going to drive you to bingeing and rebellion, no matter how strong your self-control.
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This is where you can find out information about supplements that have been added to your food. The higher the percentage, the more of that nutrient is present in the food; the lower the percentage, the less of that nutrient is present in the food. Draw a symbol for each type of cereal where the "Relative Iron Pellet Size" and the "Percent Daily Value of Iron" intersect. After you are done with the experiment, carefully open your plastic wrap and pour the iron powder onto the paper. She made her graph of findings out of the cereal box sides to show the relative quantities of iron. If you are interested in combining biology, chemistry, and the knowledge that you are helping people, then a career as a food scientist or technologist could be a great choice for you!
The urine is the method the body uses to remove any excess acids or alkaline substances that cannot be buffered. Weight gain, heart disease, premature aging, fatigue, nerve problems, allergies, muscle disease and cancer are all more prevalent when the body's pH is not optimal.
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FasterEFT can quickly transform how you represent your past, shift your emotional disruptions and restore your physical health. The first is by watching what you eat and the second is by seeing to it that your body gets the exercise that it needs. Even though they are considered a sweet snack, they are still good for you and have 5 grams of protein. Top Notch Material is not responsible for prize fulfillment; sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. The answer is that a biochemical engineer helped to develop a recipe to make that yogurt a perfect snack for you.
If the body's buffering system is overwhelmed, a state of "autointoxication" exists, and attention should be given to reducing this stress.
Because these problems are all more likely to occur when the body's pH is too acid, it makes good sense to eat a diet rich in alkalizing foods.
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The primary goal is usually to eat approximately 75-80% alkaline foods along with only about 20-25% acidifying foods. Replace the empty calories of soda with delicious iced herb tea, green tea and lemon water. A biochemical engineer takes a recipe that has been formulated by a biologist or a chemist in the laboratory and develops it into a large-scale manufacturing process.
If this level is maintained in the diet, the end result is a slightly alkaline pH in the body, which is perfect for optimum good health.
The fact that the goldfish is unhealthy is actually a SYMPTOM of the unhealthy environment.
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Biochemical engineers design the manufacturing equipment that is required to convert raw materials into the products that you have at home, like cold tablets and packaged foods. If you are interested in applying your problem-solving skills to improving human lives, then you should definitely investigate this career. When sweetening your foods, focus on natural products such as raw sugar, Stevia and maple sugar. As you can see, you'll have many nutritious choices that are both delicious and high in alkalizing properties.

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