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alkaline

having the properties of or containing an alkali
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alkaline

[′al·kə‚līn]
(chemistry)
Having properties of an alkali.
Having a pH greater than 7.
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The alkaline diet offers a number of health benefits.
Most of the foods suggested on the alkaline diet are fresh fruits and vegetables, and many on the "avoid" list are things like sweets, cakes and biscuits, etc, so followers may see an improvement to the quality of their diet.
The idea is that an alkaline diet helps to maintain the body's acidity at healthy levels
This is in contrast to our previous study, which showed that long-term consumption an alkaline diet was associated with higher maximal RER values.
Corrett - an advocate of the alkaline diet, which involves eating mainly alkaline foods for the optimum pH balance - has teamed up with Currys PC World to create new recipes based on some of the most popular foods and kitchen appliances on social media (with papaya, roasted aubergine and pomegranates getting people talking and sharing snaps).
British Dietetic Association's verdict: The theory of the alkaline diet is that eating certain foods can help maintain the body's ideal pH balance (acidity levels) to improve overall health.
"We're more acidic than we need to be," she comments, "so I try to eat a very alkaline diet to keep my pH in the normal range.
Of course, alkaline diet, adrenal and thyroid support with antioxidants, healthful habits, and stress reduction are very important.
Basically, an alkaline diet is one that focuses on vegetables, fruit, and legumes while avoiding the overconsumption of grains, meat, dairy, and most nuts except hazelnuts.
According to scientists in Colorado, the ultra-marathon runner has an extraordinary high lactate threshold, but Karnazes reckons that his low body fat, low sweat rate, highly alkaline diet and low exposure to environmental toxins are the secret behind his running abilities.
Besides the protein content, this helps to balance the strongly alkaline diet. Those who are sensitive to dairy can utilize bee pollen or spirulina.