Updated: Mar 2
Your mother was right when she said make sure and you eat your vegetables! It’s the best medicine for disease prevention.
Eating a more alkaline diet can help reduce inflammation and can prevent and reverse disease.
Some individuals want to promote an alkaline body system and cellular healing to reduce illnesses associated with animal based foods. Animal-based foods such as red meat can make you more acidic and more prone to disease such as osteoporosis or heart disease.
If you’re wanting to support bone density, with a supplement with highly absorbable naturally occurring components of bones, you may want to try a MCHC. It is backed with more than 30 years of research. The Metagenics Bone Builder, which is a chewable tablet has the addition of vitamin D and magnesium for enhanced bone support.
Eating a more alkaline diet can help reduce inflammation. The body‘s natural response to injury or infection is inflammation, but too much inflammation is known as chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can cause DNA damage and lead to cancer. Plant based meals are an effective means of reducing inflammation and ultimately reducing your risk of cancer and heart disease.
An alkaline diet recommends eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. It also recommends reducing your intake of sugar, alcohol, meat and processed foods. All these things will help improve your overall health, lose weight and prevent life threatening diseases.
Is your Vegetarian Diet Making you Fat, Flabby and Fatigued?
If you’re not getting the proper plant based amino acids, when you don’t properly combine vegetarian foods, or you're not eating complete proteins, you won't efficiently build muscle.
Lean muscle mass helps boost metabolic rate and fat burning.
Having protein throughout the day keeps you fuller longer and helps stabilize blood sugar. If you’re eating too many carbohydrates and sugars, and not the proper combination foods, you won’t get protein in your diet. Sugars and carbohydrates that we don’t burn, get stored as fat. Cutting them out can help you lose weight and build lean muscle mass.
Good quality complete protein is what our body uses for many processes and building blocks of the body. You can always add a vegetarian protein powder or other plant based proteins to your diet to get all your amino acids.
Vegans and some vegetarians when they stop eating meat can lose their energy and can be more prone to fatigue, memory problems and have problems building their blood because of a B 12 deficiency. Chambers Clinic has the Genestra B 12 sublingual form, which absorbs the best, with folic.
If you are or you are considering becoming a vegan or a strict vegetarian you may want to pay close attention to the types of plant- based foods you choose to eat.
Most plant-based foods are incomplete proteins. Meaning they’re missing one or more essential amino acids your body needs to thrive .Your body needs the right amino acids from properly chosen plant-based foods in order to build protein, which makes up your muscles, organs, tissues, DNA etc. Proteins are the building blocks of the body.
If you are a vegetarian who eats eggs and dairy products you get complete proteins and all the amino acids from them.
Protein is vital to build and repair body tissues, fight viral and bacterial infections and support the immune system’s antibodies and cells which rely on protein.
Adding a plant based item such as hemp seed (which is a complete protein) along with property combining other plant-based protein sources can help you to get all your amino acids every day.
You may choose complementary proteins in order to get all your amino acids to build proteins.
Grains and legumes are complementary proteins because when you eat them together you get all the amino acids you need. An example of these would be black beans and rice. Nuts and seeds are also complementary to legumes. An example of these would be hummus (chickpeas & Tahini, which is made from sesame seeds).
If you need some assistance on ensuring your vegetarian or vegan diet does not leave you with nutritional deficiencies or incomplete and improper protein combining, which can cause lack of muscle and weight gain, you should consider making an appointment with Jacqueline our Registered Nutritional Counselor at Chambers Clinic.
Jacqueline can ensure you’re on the right track to success with your new diet and healthy lifestyle.