Alkaline Breakfast Ideas  
by Andrew John Cowan

There is contradictory information regarding what is and isn't an acid food. It may not
be 100% accurate to believe that all fruit and vegetables are alkaline foods while
almost everything else is an acid food. However it is a straight forward guideline to
follow. The alkaline diet is not specifically a vegetarian or vegan diet. It simply
advocates increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables in our diet.

Eating an alkaline breakfast is an excellent way to start the day getting plenty of
nutrition as well as giving your body an alkaline boost. If we take our definition of
alkaline foods to be fruit and vegetables, an alkaline breakfast is a breakfast loaded
with fruit and veg.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 report recommends 9 servings of fruit
and vegetables per day. An alkaline breakfast puts you well on your way to reaching
this target. 9 servings may seem like quite a high number. When I started my alkaline
diet, my aim was 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. The best way in my
opinion to greatly increase your consumption is to make your own fruit and
vegetable juices. Two juices a day with a minimum of 3 pieces of fruit and vegetables
gives you a minimum of 6 servings. Then it's easy to reach double figures with a
couple of bits of fruit and some vegetables at meal times.

Here are a few examples of alkaline breakfasts:

* Carrot (3) and ginger juice followed by a banana or two.
* Grapefruit (1 or 2) and a large glass of water.
* Apple (1 or 2), spinach (20+ stalks) and ginger juice with scrambled egg whites.

Even without a fruit and vegetable juicer it is easy to eat an alkaline breakfast. One
option is to grate a couple of carrots and add a squeeze of lemon juice.

As a transition to an alkaline diet, starting with just one meal is an easy way to go. I
started with breakfast and as I began to feel the benefits, particularly in my energy
levels, I gradually increased the amount of fruit and vegetables in my other meals.

If you are keen to eat more healthily and improve your physical well being, from
personal experience, I recommend starting the day with an alkaline breakfast.


About The Author

Andrew Cowan

The alkaline diet advocates eating
alkaline and acid foods in a ratio of
4:1. According to advocates of the
diet, this promotes the best pH
balance within the body.

Having followed this dietary protocol
for two months I certainly agree that
it benefits overall health and well
being. The alkaline diet is very close
to what most people would simply
regard as a healthy diet. The
acid/alkaline terminology is one
possible explanation as to why
increasing alkaline foods in our diet is
a good thing.  
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