Tuesday, June 9, 2009

pH balance diet

I am reading books on health concerning recently. One of the books that I read is “The Acid-Alkaline Diet for optimum health” written by Christopher Vasey. He is a naturopath specializing in detoxification and rejuvenation.

According to the author the food that we consume everyday are approximately divided into 3 big categories such as acid group, alkaline group and weak acid group. Acidifying foods are like meat, fish, seafood, egg, animal fats, white sugar, coffee, tea, wine, condiments like mayonnaise and ketchup. Alkalizing foods are green vegetables, potatoes, milk (liquid and powdered form), banana, dried fruits, almonds, avocado, natural sugar and corn. Foods that categorize in the weak acid group are fruits, tomato, vinegar and honey. The 3rd group or weak acid group consists of foods whose alkalizing or acidifying effects depends on the metabolic capacities of the person eats them. For people capable of metabolizing them properly by oxidizing them, they are transformed into alkaline elements and therefore contribute to the alkalization of the body and vise versa.

I personally do agree most of the fact written by Christopher, but I doubt of the characteristic of milk. I thought milk is acidifying!! At least I know milk contain lactic acid. Can anyone out there give me help on this issue?