Hippocrates was the first Western doctor to state: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.
It is reasonable to assume that if what we eat nourishes us leading to a healthy, robust body, then it should also be able to heal us in illness.
An Alkaline diet ensures strength, health, beauty, longevity and even healing.
This system is concerned with the glycemic index of foods, the type of food and how the foods are combined – not with the counting of calories and how much food we eat. We need to consume foods which maintain the pH of our blood alkaline resulting in an immune system so powerful that it could be likened to an invincible army – protecting us from attacks.
Not only is this a healthy way of eating, but it is also a whole new outlook on life. We’ll show you how to eat healthy, and how to prepare quick, delicious meals guaranteeing health, strength and beauty without having to miss out on any gourmet delights!
When a person’s blood pH is slightly alkaline (i.e. 7.365), then it is safe to say that this person is on an alkaline diet; i.e. eats food which alkalizes the pH of the blood, leading to balanced physical and mental health.
Our immune system then works at its most efficient and can respond to all forms of “attacks” both from that of our own negative belief system – known as negative thinking – and those of the environment.
In this section we are focusing on proper nutrition, nevertheless, it is important to bear in mind that a negative attitude to life, fears and insecurity also have a toxic effect on our body.
Following an alkaline diet can be highly conducive in overcoming even this.
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The First Steps
While it is true that following an Alkaline Nutrition requires quite some organization, don’t let this daunt you, the benefits far out way this.
First of all, you need to develop a completely new outlook on life and learn which foods are really good for you and reject those which are not, re-organize your kitchen and learn about products that you have not tried so far.
We Recommend These 5 Simple Steps:
The first thing you should do is give yourself time to adapt to your new lifestyle. Read about the new ingredients and start thinking about how you are going to change your eating habits.
But don’t forget to imagine how beautiful your life is going to be as a result.
Pick a day when you have time, and go shopping for your new ingredients, take a friend along with you if you wish. Shop as you would if you were going to buy a new jacket. When you get in the food shops (of mainly organic products) start by checking out what’s on the shelves. Get advice and suggestions on the best products on the market from the specialists in the shop.
Make space on your shelves. Remove the conventional products you have used to date from your cupboards – do not throw them away just yet as you may need them at first, but only until you have gotten used to your new diet.
Replace the foods you took out with the new ones while happily dreaming about the new creative way of eating that you are about to begin.
If your existing routine has been completely different from what we are recommending, don’t worry.
Choose 3 days of the week to make it easier for you to follow the Alkaline Nutrition program. For the other 4 days do what you always did. Avoid any anxiety and guilt that you are not doing it right. Remember that this little is still steering you in the right direction.
Start by taking small steps and they will soon become big ones. Even if you never manage to eat like this on a daily basis, these three days each week will still be massively beneficial to your body (144 days a year) and you will witness results in your weight, your general health and mood
For those of you who manage to follow the alkaline diet every day, and are wondering if you will be able to eat “forbidden” foods ever again, the answer is: Yes, why not? When we detoxify our body, then consuming acidic foods from time to time is not a problem.
Personally, if I crave a food from the “unfriendly list”, I eat it without the slightest guilt.
I just do not do this every day.
As I am Greek, I always have the option of the wonderful Mediterranean cuisine which I change to at some periods of the year, so as to have variety. Personally, I usually choose to do this at Christmas, Easter and in August while holidaying in the stunning Greek islands.
I am Nikos Papaioannou and I am offering 5 free recipes just like those you will find in our book “Spit it out! – Alkaline Nutrition”. Only simpler and shorter than those in the book.
Just a little taste of the unique experience which awaits you in the book itself!
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• 2 eggs
• 4 sun-dried chopped tomatoes
• 1 piece of parsley chopped
In a non-stick pan add a little oil then pour in the beaten eggs. Then add the chopped tomato and chopped parsley.
• 1 washed pear
• ½ lime squeezed
• 6 leaves of fresh (or dried) mint
• 100 ml of water
Blend all ingredients in the blender to a pulp.
• 100 ml of coconut milk
• 100 g pineapple cleaned & cut
• 2 tbsp. of oats
• 1 tbsp. of honey
• Cinnamon powder
Heat the coconut milk + honey slightly.
Put the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and add the warm coconut milk with honey.
• 2 cups of chopped boiled beetroot
• ½ boiled fennel cut into sticks
• 1 clove of garlic chopped
• 5 pieces of parsley finely chopped
• 2 tablespoons of olive oil
• Himalayan salt
After the beets and fennel have been boiled and cooled, put the all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together.
• 6 ounces of oat bran
• ½ mango cleaned & grated or blended
• 10 leaves of fresh mint (or dried)
• 2 tsp. agave syrup or honey
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until the mixture becomes a pliable dough.
Add more oat if required to hold.
Mold them into small balls and refrigerate them.
Tips: Accompany your breakfast with a glass of almond milk or a cup of green tea of your choice.
Note: This recipe can be prepared the night before consumption as a matter of convenience.