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Right Foods To Neutralize Your Body pH

During the digestive process, our stomach secretes gastric acids that help to break down the meal. The stomach has a pH balance of 2.0 to 3.5, which is strongly acidic but essential for the digestive process.  However, often, due to unhealthful diets and dietary habits, the body's acidic level goes for a toss , contributing to acidity, acid reflux and other gastric disorders.   The pH scale varies from 0 (pure acid) to 14 (most alkaline), with 7 being neutral. The human body works optimally at a pH of about 7.4, which is neutral on the alkaline side.   Acidic pH: How it can lead to disease Many patients with signs of heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer and diabetes have a body pH that is chronically acidic.  As the body attempts to neutralise the pH to keep it   close to 7.4, the body can take the requisite minerals to assist in this neutralisation process. For example potassium and magnesium reserves be depleted from the body , which leads to high blood pressure. Foods: acidic & alkaline Processed foods, coffee, sugars, dairy, and alcohol tends to be highly acidic.  Fruits & veggies are alkaline in nature. Many foods that you would think might be acidic, such as lemons and limes, are actually alkaline after they have been metabolised. It is also      important to take into account the foods are acidic or alkaline after they have been metabolised, as that is what matters to the body. Here are some foods which at base are acidic...

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12 September
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Nuts: Healthy Snacks

Nuts are filled with healthier fats (mufa and pufa) and contain several vitamins and minerals: vitamin E & B6, folic  acid, and minerals such as copper , magnesium, zinc, potassium, phosphorus and selenium. Nuts are healthy snacking options and are easy to pack and carry. Many of  my athletes carry nuts packed with them while traveling for games.   Almonds Almonds contain a lot of good monounsaturated fat and have a higher dietary fibre content than others. Almonds also provide much more vitamin E and protein than other tree nuts. The combination of  protein, good fats and fiber helps...

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05 September
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Do vegan athletes lose muscles?

Its a misconception that if athletes go vegan or follow a vegetarian diet they will lose on muscles. I have worked with wrestler Sushil Kumar for his 2 Olympic Medals and he is pure vegetarian but still a very powerful athlete. Athletes lose muscles because: Under...

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29 August
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Do athletes recover faster on a vegan diet? 

To perform to their peak, an athlete needs to recover faster between training/matches.  Proper recovery enhances performance, endurance, and prevents fatigue & muscle-related injuries. Faster recovery needs a multidimensional approach- lifestyle habits, emotional well-being, and training load all play a key role but nutrition is also essential...

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22 August
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Fat Burning Supplements

Do not self prescribe supplements. Supplements should be consumed under guided advice of a sports nutritionist.   Supplements are not a substitute for a healthy balanced diet. Supplements need to be planned & integrated with the diet to be able to gain full benefits   CLA: Conjugated linoleic...

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04 August
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How to Design Your Own Exercise Routine

A proper exercise program is a must for healthy living. Exercise affects all aspects of our body-both mental and physical. A balanced exercise regimen helps us to look young, keeps us fit, enhances our productivity and induces proper sleeping habits.     The trend of health and fitness...

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25 July