Posted on: 10.09.2021 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0

July 8, 2004

Eat Right for Your pH


Adjusting to a Diet Higher in Plant Foods

It’s a simple, although sorry, fact of life that

as you increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you consume,

the healthy fiber contained in these foods may also increase the

amount of, ummm… digestive upset you experience, at least temporarily.

To avoid excess gas and bloating as you increase the fiber in your


  • Try steaming, or steaming and

    then pureéing, your vegetables. This breaks down the insoluble

    fiber that makes up plant cell walls, making the vegetables easier

    to digest.

  • Start with green beans, green

    peas, split peas, lentils, lima beans, fresh sprouts and possibly

    tofu before moving on to other legumes.

  • Try a good digestive enzyme nutrient.

    Beano is one widely available product that eases the discomfort

    so common after eating beans and certain vegetables.

Ask your doctor about Digestase. It’s available

at health food web sites and stores; take one dose with each meal,

then another one or two hours later. If you develop diarrhea, cut

back on the dose.

Read More on pH Balance:

Getting Started

Tending Toward Acidity or a High-Alkaline


Quiz: Are you Overly Acidic or

a High Alkaline Producer?

Foods to Avoid

Keep it SIMPLE pH Balancing Tip

— Baking Soda

Nutritional Therapies

Alkaline Power Food Plan

Cornerstones of Alkaline Food


Substitutions for Acidic Foods

Typical Alkalinizing Meals

Complementary Therapies

Oatmeal Cookies



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