The Best Bread for an Alkaline Diet
Those who are determined to eat raw vegan food are quite familiar with the alkaline diet. The alkaline diet is one that incorporates foods high in alkaline. The most important thing you need to know is that all of the food we eat leaves a residue after metabolizing. Depending on the food, that residue will either be an acidic or alkaline. The problem with an acidic environment in your body is that it creates an environment for illness to grow and thrive. Diseases such as cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure are much more likely to flourish in an acidic environment because acid destroys proteins/minerals and cultivates harmful toxins. For these reasons, it is very important to eat healthy foods that support an alkaline diet.
The goal in an alkaline diet is to eat food that falls between 6.0 and 14.0 value on the pH scale. Foods that cultivate an acidic environment (have a pH value lower than 6.0) include:
- White/wheat breads
- White rice
- Many other high sugar foods.
In the short term, these foods create an acidic environment and can result in acne, colds, and headaches. In the long term, primarily eating foods in this category can result in anxiety, brain problems, colitis, cancer, depression, stress, or something more deadening. When it comes to bread made with white flour, you’re looking at a pH value of around 4.0 (out of 14.0). That’s very acidic. Thus, white and wheat bread should be scarcely consumed or better, completely avoided.
Just because it is recommended that you avoid white bread and wheat bread doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy bread anymore. Food For Life has created the best bread for an alkaline diet. Our Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bread has a pH value around a 6.5, which is very close to neutral and slightly on the alkaline side. Sprouted grain bread also contains no added sugar. Sugar is one of the highest instigators of an acidic environment and avoiding them makes all the difference. This healthy bread from Food For Life really caters to people who are trying to flourish in health by eating a more alkaline diet. When we sprout the grains it actually increases the pH of the product which means our bread will help create an environment where your body can thrive, unlike the vast majority of other bread brands.
Other foods that cultivate an alkaline environment (have a pH value higher than 6.0) include:
- Seedless grapes
- Many other fruits and vegetables in their raw form
There are also great foods that are neutral on the pH scale and can be consumed in an alkaline diet. These foods include butter, milk, olive, oils, creams, yogurt, legumes, and quinoa.
By eating more neutral and alkaline food, such as Food For Life bread, your body is going to have an environment where diseases won’t easily thrive, even cancerous diseases. An achievable way to implement the alkaline diet is to follow the 80/20 rule which involves eating foods rich in alkaline for 80% of your diet. Implementing this manageable, dietary rule can result in weight loss, a strengthened immune system, increased daily performance, and a greater overall sense of wellbeing.
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