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This is how the transition to alkaline nutrition succeeds

An essential building block of the Basica® Energy Diet is alkaline nutrition. It is important for the lasting success of the Basica® Energy Diet that the daily nutrition is changed to alkaline food. This mainly means eating lots of fruit, vegetables and salads. You do not have to abstain from meat, fish, dairy products, bread and bakery products with an alkaline nutrition. The important thing is finding a balanced ratio.

A guideline for alkaline nutrition is: Half of the foodstuffs on the plate should be salad, vegetables or fruit. Field salad (lamb's lettuce), arugula, fennel and carrots are especially well suited for an alkaline nutrition. Bananas and apricots are ideal as snacks. Dried fruit and fruit juices also help with alkaline nutrition.

Acid-producing foodstuffs have to be reduced for an alkaline nutrition. However, completely abstaining from them is not necessary, even for alkaline nutrition. All foodstuffs rich in protein are acid-producing: meat, fish, sausage, cheese, bread and bakery products. This is because protein consists of sulphurous and phosphatic amino acids that produce acid when degraded. Reasonable foodstuffs for the transition to an alkaline nutrition are those that produce little acid: rye bread, buttermilk, cream cheese and yoghurt.

You can determine the exact quantity of acids and bases for an alkaline nutrition by using the acid-base-calculator.

Fasting based on alkaline food – ideal for purging in spring

Fasting based on alkaline food is a special form of fasting. By means of consciously abstaining from solid food the body is purged and the internal forces are activated once again. During fasting based on alkaline food, mainly alkaline mineral compounds are supplied and excess acid is neutralised. This supports the metabolism during fasting based on alkaline food.

You can find a plan for fasting based on alkaline nutrition in the brochure "The Basica® Fasting Cure" (pdf, in German).