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These acidic foods should be avoided when on an alkaline diet.

Foods we eat can be classified into acidic foods and alkaline foods. It has been shown in much literature these past few years, the advantages of an alkaline diet or a juicing diet. If you are considering such a program, it is essential to make sure you are not making things more difficult for yourself by not eating foods that are overly acidic.

The best reason for eating non-acid foods is to become more alkaline. This type of diet has been shown to be much healthier in the long run and may even reduce the chances of dieing prematurely from cancer or heart disease. The foods to avoid may surprise you. Sugar is the first on the list. It basically serves no healthful purpose in the body. It is feeds negative microforms in the body. These little creatures love any kind of sugar. When they are well fed, they produce acidic wastes which the body has to work hard to clean. Next is simple carbohydrates. Examples include white flour, white rice, corn and potato. These basically break down to simple sugar in the blood and feed those hungry microforms. The microforms are basically yeasts. For this reason, any yeast product such as bread or beer or fermented food should also be avoided.

Junk foods are one obvious food category to avoid

You can probably guess the next category of acid containing foods to avoid; refined and processed foods. In other words, junk food. The list of this is enormous. In fact, there are entire isles devoted to these products in the supermarket. Most are loaded with sugar, salt, additives, preservatives, hydrogenated oils and other non-foods. The next category may surprise you. Fruit should be avoided because of the sugar content. After fruit has been digested, it basically becomes sugar. This again feeds those acid waste producing microforms. If you want to stay on an alkaline eating program or juicing diet, it is best to minimize the fruit you consume.

Dairy products are another category of foods to avoid. All dairy foods are highly acid forming in the body. Many people cannot digest the sugar, called lactose, in milk. This causes all sorts of indigestion and stomach problems. Any time you think of dairy, think of acid. If you like the consistency consider a vegetarian alternative like soy based products. They will help you stay alkaline. If you are concerned about calcium, don't be. Consider that just about any alkaline vegetable has calcium in it. Broccoli, collard greens, kale and parsley are loaded with calcium. You can try juicing them for easier digestion too.

The last category of acidic food to avoid is meat and eggs products or any other food with saturated fats. Meats are highly acidic once they are digested. The other concern is with animal feed. The source of the feeds and the quality is suspect in many parts of North America. Studies have shown that people who get as much as 70 percent of their protein from animal sources had a strong correlation with several kinds of cancer (breast, thyroid, prostate, pancreatic, ovarian, stomach and colon cancers). Saturated fats are the blood vessel clogging kinds. They should be avoided also if you want to maintain an alkaline lifestyle. The complete list of these acid rich foods are best to avoid if you want to have increase your chances of living a longer and healthier life.

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