You can see the pH balance of many common foods in the info-graphic below.
Having a diet which is mainly alkaline rather than acidic, is huge contributor to a healthy life and longer lifespan.
According to Raw Food Health, although our body tries to keep a slightly alkaline pH of 7.35, the everyday stress and poor diet can change the pH to an acidic one, which is an excellent environment for many diseases. If you adjust your eating habits, you can help your organism a lot.
Maintaining an alkaline and snacks dominating our menu, is quite tricky. Moreover, these foods are surely not your best option if you are fighting against cancer.
So what should people with recently diagnosed cancer do, in order to prepare themselves for the upcoming treatments and increase their healing chances?
Every cancer sufferer should make the following 4 dietary changes, which might seem a bit intimidating at first, but all they have to do is to eat in the same way as people ate since the beginning of time, and that means simply prepared fresh food, in season.
1. Alkaline Diet Lowers Inflammation and Improves Intracellular pH
The today’s everyday diet of people in the Western world, is increasing their intracellular pH and promoting inflammation. This condition known as latent acidosis means an ideal environment for proliferation of cancer. If you have a properly formed alkaline diet, your intracellular pH will improve over time, and your body will be protected from continuous inflammation.
This alkaline diet mostly contains of green leafy vegetables, root vegetables, herbs and spices, garlic, onions, broccoli, leek and chives, beans, cauliflower, beans, cabbages, peas, lentils, seeds, and nuts combined with a daily cup or two of rice or other non-gluten grains. A healthy, alkaline oriented diet includes several servings of between 2 and 4oz of organic poultry, clean fish, or grass-fed meat per week. Moreover, you will balance your mineral and vitamin intake by consuming 2 to 3 whole fresh fruits a day. Try to consume raw fruits and vegetables.
2. Eliminate Sugar
Sugar (glucose) is mostly used by the cancer cells as oppose to the normal ones. The metabolism of sugar creates an acid which encourages the progression of cancer. Moreover, processed sugar uses up the magnesium in our body, and that’s another link to the proliferation of cancer.
As a result of its processing methodology, pineapple. It is highly important to moderate the fruit intake, since it has been proven that fructose raises the risk of cancer cell division twice as much the other forms of sugar.
3. Eliminate Gluten
You should avoid high-gluten grains like spelt, wheat, rye, and whole grains, since they cause inflammation which in turn promotes proliferation of cancer. An alkaline diet for cancer suppression also avoids cereals, pastas, cakes, muffins, bread, cookies, crackers, and other baked goods. Instead cancer sufferers should eat gluten-free” prepared products since most of them contain processed oils or added sugar.
4. Eliminate Dairy Products
Prof. (Emeritus) T. Colin Campbell, PhD, from the Cornell University, has conducted a study which showed that cow dairy is one of the most cancer promoting foods. Shockingly, it is the casein protein which is the cause. More cancer promoting foods of yogurt, plain milk, or cheese, are the high protein yogurts with added powdered whey or milk. Nevertheless, people who fight with cancer should exclude all dairy products from their diet, as they cause bone deterioration (because of the high production of acid during the dairy digestion), inflammation, and progression of cancer similarly to sugar.