Dr Oz: Lemon Water Health Benefits
Dr. Oz and Dietitian Ashley Koff explained the difference between acid-forming and alkaline-forming foods and the affect they have on your health. Ashley shared which acid foods cause the most harm and now it is time to learn which alkaline foods are best to fight off disease and prevent weight gain.
Dr Oz: Alkaline Foods That Fight Diabetes
Dr. Oz and Ashley Koff shared the different categories of alkaline foods you should add to your diet in order to protect your kidneys and prevent future health problems.
- Acidic fruits, including lemons and limes
- Tropical fruits, which include mango and papaya
- Green vegetables like avocado, celery and parsley
- Gluten-free grains – a great example is quinoa
- Spices such as cinnamon and ground ginger
- Lower Acid proteins, including tofu, salmon and sardines
Ashley says to use these foods as a basis for your diet while still enjoying your favorite foods on occasion, but just do not overdo it.
Dr Oz: The Alkaline Food Diet
Ashley Koff created an alkaline food diet plan that is easy to remember, with guidelines that are simple to follow.
- Eat 2 alkaline foods to every 1 acid-promoting food at every meal.
- Breakfast: Enjoy half a grapefruit (alkaline) with scrambled eggs (acid-forming) and spinach (alkaline).
- Lunch: Eat a large salad filled with alkaline greens, topped with turkey slices (acid) and drizzled with an avocado dressing, which is alkaline.
- Dinner: Try a salmon patty (alkaline) on a whole wheat bun (acid) with a huge helping of stir-fry veggies (alkaline).
Dr Oz: Cinnamon Tea Review
Ashley Koff recommends eating an alkaline-forming food before treating yourself to something special, like ice cream or a chocolate bar.
- Drink a glass of water with the juice of half a lemon squeezed into it.
- Sip a cup of cinnamon tea
Ashley’s final recommendation is to top acid-forming foods with alkaline spices and herbs. Some healthy examples include paprika, chili powder, dried parsley and curry powder.