Alkaline Diet for Longevity
Do you eat to live or live to eat? The purpose of eating food is to fuel the body, yet in America eating has become synonymous with pleasure. We live to eat instead of eat to live which presents many challenges health-wise.
Don't get me wrong, I am all for enjoying food and finding pleasure in eating. You can actually reprogram your taste buds to enjoy healthy food. I promise! I told my kids all the time when they didn't like a food I prepared, "You get new taste buds every 21 days so just wait & you will like this." I can't say they were too thrilled with my response but they did learn to eat a lot of things most kids wouldn't. I'm grateful that both of them make healthy choices now that they are adults.
How do you reprogram your taste buds? You reprogram them by continuing to eat the food that gives life - fresh whole plant foods close to their natural state. Live food gives life - dead food brings death. Live food is raw food bursting with enzymes.
For example if you don't like kale, one of the healthiest foods on the planet, add it to a morning shake. Try kale chips or saute it with some onions and garlic. Just keep eating it, even if only 1 bite at a time. Your taste buds will adjust to the taste and you may begin to actually like it.
Eating a diet that is 75% alkaline is optimal. Cancer thrives in an acid environment. Unfortunately the majority of Americans eat an acidic diet, full of overcooked and processed foods.
Foods either leave an acid or alkaline ash behind. I have included a chart below that shows which foods are alkaline or which are acidic. Eat 75% of your calories on the alkaline side for optimal health. Notice that is where most fruits & veggies are.
I hope you will choose to eat to live so that you can live a vibrant, long life!
6/17/2018 05:53:11 pm
Thank you Ellie! I'm so happy for you!! I appreciate you as well! Hugs & blessings!
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Deb Harrell, ND
Deb teaches you how to use food as medicine to prevent & reverse disease! She is a Naturopathic Doctor &
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