Monthly Archives: August 2014

Acidity Activators

There is a large percentage of people these days who are being affected by an acidic system. I venture to say the majority of us even, are very regularly operating from an acidic rather than a healthy Alkaline state.

Research has advised that when our bodies are acidic it leaves us more open to diseases. Acidic conditions encourage fungal, bacteria and virus growth, as well as contribute greatly to the onset of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, increased free-radical damage, osteoporosis and a range of other debilitating and aging conditions.

Emotions, especially those “negative” ones we are suppressing or denying have probably the most constant acidic effect on your body. This is inclusive of the fact they are prerequisites to us consuming the most acidic food groups, mainly because these foods are capable of assisting us in pushing our emotions down.

Suppressed emotions like anger, fear, shame, envy, grief and stress are acidic. The toxic residue of these can be released if they are allowed to be felt and to flow out. (Emotion comes from the Latin roots Ex and Motio, signifying outward movement). Alkalising emotions are the ones with natural fluidity like kindness, love, compassion, prayer, truth and peace. Plus emotions cannot be changed by the mind alone, they need to be emotionally felt to be released or flow out, whether negative or positive.

The bottom line regards food is that fruits and vegetables are the most Alkaline foods we can consume. Some of these products are more Acidic than others including blueberries, cranberries, plums, cherries. Lemons, Watermelon and Mangos are amongst the most Alkaline. Potatoes (without skins) along with cooked spinach, beans etc. are the most acidic vegetables, however Raw spinach is the most Alkaline along with some other raw vegetables.

ALL flesh meats are the most Acidic and most Dairy products (except goat milk and cheese),along with any Aerated drinks, alcohol, coffee, wheat, pasta and most nuts, chocolate and most sweeteners (especially the sweetener alternates). I strongly encourage you to research this subject of Acid Activators further, there are food charts available by a quick Google.

A wise friend once said “Supermarkets are like Mausoleums, with food lying in estate”. I thoroughly agree, Processed foods particularly need to be left lying where they rest.

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Wholefood Trivia

BANANAS
They are by far my favourite fruit hence I am happy to note their benefits below.

Bananas are believed to have originated in Malaysia about 4,000 years ago and were exported to India and the Philippines. The main producers of Bananas these days are Costa Rica, Mexico and Ecuador with Australia surely following closely behind.

Potassium found in bananas assists in control of blood pressure levels and is a tonic for the heart it is reported. Also they are helpful regards prevention of stomach ulcers, and assist in movement through the digestive tract, as well as aiding prevention of eyesight loss in the elderly population.

Bananas assist with energy levels, are a great treat at a bbq wrapped in foil after being drizzled with Maple syrup. Perfect take-away food to have on the run and recent reports state if you boil the skins and drink the cooled liquid it is very good for addressing depression (be sure they are organic for this recipe especially).

NB: When you place a banana in the fridge, the ripening process will be damaged to an extent that it may never ripen even if brought back to room temperature. Since it is best not to eat bananas before ripened, best to be sure to only place in fridge After fully ripe.