Are meats, eggs, and dairy acid forming? Most of us have seen many headlines like these:
Too much cheese and meat can make your body dangerously acidic
Acids from meat and cheese are linked to cancer!
So, are meats, eggs, and cheese acids? Yes, of course they are. They are full of amino acids and fatty acids!
I am sure most of us have heard the term ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS AND ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS. Essential! We are meant to consume these acids.
But, are these animal proteins acid forming? Absolutely not.
In fact, whether a food is acid or alkaline when it is eaten is irrelevant. It is what happens to that food in the body we need to be concerned about.
Lemons and limes are much stronger acids than meat and eggs, yet they prompt our body to produce bicarbonate, so they are alkalising. And, contrary to popular belief, animal proteins are also ALKALISING! What does produce acid in the body? The main culprits are sugar and grain.
If you want to know more about how proteins alkalise the body, my new ebook Regulating pH—The Real Story explains all.
Balancing pH is one of the most important things we can do for our health. In fact, it is so important that an imbalance of pH is generally the underlying cause of all degenerative disease—and also causes weight gain.
When people are struggling with their weight loss and they see so many others sharing their LCHF (low carb, high fat diet) weight loss stories, they often write to me and ask why they are not losing weight. pH imbalance is one of the biggest factors that can prevent weight loss. When we are over-acid, we store excess acid in our fat cells to protect our organs!