Vegan Youtuber Rawvana English addresses the 80/20 rule as it pertains to eating an alkaline diet.
What is the 80/20 rule? There are plenty of alkaline food charts to help you determine what foods are alkaline, and what foods are acidic. The idea behind the 80/20 rule is that you eat 80% alkaline foods, and 20% acidic foods.
Below you will find a video and a summary of the 80/20 rule and much more.
Here are the main points in the video:
- Every food that we eat gets metabolize and leaves behind an ash, which is why sometimes the alkaline diet is called the alkaline ash diet. This ash will either be alkaline-forming or acidic forming.
- When we are constantly giving the body foods that are acidic forming, it puts us at a greater risk of illness and disease such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, and even cancer. We are slowly creating an acidic environment in the body.
- In the short-term, an acidic environment can cause acne, low energy, weight gain, depression, pain, colitis, etc…
- In the long-term, an acidic environment can cause brain issues, cancer, colitis, heart attack, stroke, obesity, etc…
- Most foods in an alkaline diet come from fruits and vegetables.
- Other foods that are alkaline forming include quinoa, olive oil, legumes, dried beans, and whole grains.
- Things that are extremely acidic include alcohol, cigarettes, animal protein, refined sugar, processed food, and artificial sweeteners.
- Stress, anxiety, overwhelmed, fear, jealousy, envy, anger are acidic emotions that affect your digestive system negatively.
- Kindness, patience, faith, love are alkaline forming emotions that affect your digestive system positively.
8 Tips for following the 80/20 alkaline diet
- Reduce the number of animal products in your diet. – Cutting down on animal protein does more than slash calories — it lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as your risks of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The vegetables, legumes, and whole grains that will replace the meat help shield you from developing these chronic diseases, too.
- Start changing your diet gradually. Over time add more and more alkaline forming foods.
- Be patient with yourself. Making changes to how you eat is simple, but not easy. Breaking bad habits and establishing new, healthy routines always requires patience. Understanding that sometimes failure is part of the process, helps us to stay positive as opposed to beating ourselves up
- Drink tons of water. Water makes up about two thirds of who we are, and influences 100 percent of the processes in our body,” says CamelBak hydration expert Doug Casa, Ph.D. That probably explains why we feel better when we’re drinking enough of it.
- Try to stick with the 80/20 rule as much as you can.
- Get plenty of rest. Sleep may seem like a waste of time. You could instead be answering e-mail, doing the dishes, repairing the deck or decking the halls. But research shows that you’re more likely to succeed at your tasks—and enjoy greater well-being—if you get some serious shuteye.
- Eat according to your occupation. We all need to eat the right food. But what we eat might vary depending on our age, and often times, circumstances.
- Breath deeply. When you breathe deeply you increase the oxygen intake, relieving stress, and cleansing your body of toxins, you also work indirectly to alkalize your body by improving digestion!
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Greetings, my name is Kam Kyser aka Omfit Kam, and I am a personal trainer and yoga instructor. I am passionate about the world of fitness and nutrition. I’m always looking for ways to improve what I know and to help others along their spiritual and fitness journey. If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to hear from you.