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Nutrition Handbook

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$24.95
  • Nutrition reference book (100+ pages)
  • Great for starting an alkaline diet
  • Raw food mineral and vitamin content.
  • Flat rate $5 shipping (within the continental US)



Nutrition Handbook Description

The Raw Food Composition and Nutrition Handbook contains a wealth information and handy food charts for a variety of raw fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts and legumes. Great for beginning an alkalinizing diet!

Includes the following valuable information...
— Alkaline and acidic foods
— Mineral, vitamin and amino acid content
— Fatty acid, carbohydrate and protein content
— Digestion time
— Diagrams illustrating digestive processes
— Suggested food combinations

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Everything we eat affects the health and well-being of our body. Improving our diet can actually improve our health. The foods we eat can have an alkalizing or acidifying effect on the body after digestion. When nutritionists talk about acid- or alkaline-forming foods, they are referring to the condition of the food after ingestion, and not to the pH level of the food itself.

Vegetables and fruits are the most alkalizing foods, and should be at the core of any healthy diet change. The standard American diet based around meat, dairy, and grains is full of acid-forming foods. Eating alkaline-forming foods can balance out the intake of excess acids and help flush them from the body. Any excess of acids in the body create unnecessary work your body's buffering systems and the overload can affect your health.

The body has three major mechanisms (buffering systems) that prevent dietary and metabolic acids from shifting the pH of the cells and blood outside of the narrow range needed for optimum function. A pH balancing act is continuously going on to maintain homeostasis. Too much acid in the body leads to acidosis, whereas high alkalinity in the body is referred to as alkalosis. Since many of the enzymes necessary for facilitating metabolic reactions only operate within very specific pH ranges, any acid-base homeostasis imbalances can lead to a range of malfunctions and degenerative diseases.

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