Sour Food = Sour Mood
No, ill-humored fellow humans really aren’t a pleasure. Maybe you’ve already asked yourself why it is that so many people, in our generally well-off society, tend to be sour-humored? And by that, I don’t mean only their moods, but also the off-kilter acid-base equilibrium in the body.
An organism requires both acids and bases in order to maintain a well-balanced environment in its cells, tissues, and organs. Things like lack of exercise, negative work stress, and getting upset at work push our internal equilibrium into the acidic range, but food can have the same effect.
Sugar, meat, and coffee are the worst offenders. Early effects are heartburn (acid reflux) and stomach pain; later effects are chronic inflammations and chronic pain, heart ailments, and early aging.
A balanced diet consists of basic and acidic foods, proportioned in a 2:1 ratio. This means that for every two portions of basic foods in a meal, there will be one portion of food that is acidic.
Hier eine Auswahl:
leafy vegetables (lettuce, chard, spinach),
root vegetables (carrots, radishes, horseradish),
vegetables like cucumbers, squash, and pumpkin, melons, cauliflower, celery, chickpeas, kohlrabi, peppers, garlic, chestnuts, soybeans, olives,
herbs and wild herbs,
mineral water, mild herb tea, black tea
fish (salmon is the least acidic),
mollusks like mussels and clams, and snails, crustaceans,
cheese, eggs, legumes (pulses),
peanuts, asparagus, red cabbage, artichokes,
grains (the least acidic are spelt, millet, corn, and oats),
margarine, hydrogenated fats and oils,
chemical additives to processed food,
2:1 is the deal
for a meal
Food types with neutral basic-acidic balance:
Unprocessed fats and oils,