Good topic!! I have been reading on the subject of alkalinity lately like crazy. Just trying to keep cancer at bay and cancer loves oxygen starved cells and an acidy environment.
Love my fresh veggies in my juicer. Love my protein shakes.
Trying to cut down on that awful sugar and use stevia/local organic honey if at all.
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Just trying to keep cancer at bay and cancer loves oxygen starved cells and an acidy environment.
I'm trying to prevent cancer too so I eat a plant based diet. The only exception is that I have about one ounce of wild salmon every morning before breakfast. The main culprit, as far as promoting cancer, is animal protein. This was explained in the book, "The China Study" by
T Colin Campbell PhD.
Animal protein can cause one to be acidic but there's more to the story when it comes to promoting or preventing cancer. Animal protein/acidity can also cause bone loss. The above book covers the whole story.
I've been on my plant based diet for 4 years and am very happy with it.
Last edited by JohnR41; 05-08-2010 at 10:35 AM.
Since my previous post on this thread (5-8-10) I have learned more about this subject. It's not just animal protein that turns to acid when metabolized, it is grain too. Grains are high in purines and purines turn to uric acid when metabolized.
This "new" information has caused me to rethink my plant based diet. For the past four years I had been getting almost all of my protein from legumes and grain. If both animal protein and grains have serious drawbacks, where should I get my protein?
In the book, "Green For Life" the author claims that we can get all the protein we need from leafy greens, vegetables and fruits. However, one would need to eat between 1 to 1.5 pounds of mainly leafy greens per day.
I'm now eating as little animal protein as posible while eating more and more leafy greens, vegetables, nuts and some non-sweet fruits. Will I be able to switch over to 100% leafy greens, vegetables, nuts and fruits? I'm trying but only time will tell. :-)
juicing your leafy greens allows you to consume far more than would be practical by eating or even blending them in a high speed blender. The only drawback is that most of the fibre is destroyed when juicing. To increase your fibre intake blend a table spoon of linseed(flaxseed) then add the rest of your smoothie ingredients. It is important to grind the seed in this way as they pass through your system in their natural state. Using cucumber as a base for all green juice works very well.
To your health
Last edited by Lifejoy; 10-14-2010 at 07:26 AM.
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juicing your leafy greens......The only drawback is that most of the fibre is destroyed when juicing. To increase your fibre intake blend a table spoon of [ground] linseed(flaxseed).....
Thanks for the idea but I'm afraid it would not be the same when you trade flaxseed for the fiber in leafy greens. Seeds, of any kind, are usually high in phytates and soaking only removes a percentage of it. Also, leafy greens, like flaxseeds, contain omega-3 but probably not in the same ratio to omega-6. I think I have more trust for the healthful properties of whole leafy greens.
In the end, I think I will just have to eat a little low fat protein after eating as much greens and non-starchy veggies as possible. Anyway, after giving it some thought, I want to build more muscle and I doubt I can do it without some lean protein. But I appreciate your suggestion.
Last edited by JohnR41; 10-18-2010 at 02:34 PM.