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05:33 PM | 20-01-2019

Nuts which are healthy and generally recommended are acidic or alkaline?


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11:17 AM | 21-01-2019

Nuts are concentrated foods and require a lot of VITALITY in its digestion/assimilation process.

We need nuts very less (5% of the total food consumption, consumable weight-wise).

Ideally, nuts should be consumed after soaking in water for few hours to make it softer and reduce the vitality-consumption.

Please refer the following note on pH scale. 


In brief, let us understand what is a pH scale:

Science has introduced a logarithmic scale to specify the acidity or basicity/alkalinity of an aqueous solution. Acidity and Basicity/Alkalinity are two opposite properties of an aqueous solution. Like everything else, in Nature, aqueous solutions too try to achieve a homeostatic state or the state neutrality. The neutral state of a solution is pure Water. In pH scale the value of water as defined is 7. Below 7, all the solutions are acidic and above 7, are basic/alkaline. Acid and Alkaline always try to neutralize each other to become water.

The pH value of blood is approx 7.4. That means it is almost neutral being slightly basic/alkaline. In diseased condition the pH value becomes more than 7, usually.


With this understanding we confuse ourselves by concluding that we need to make our blood alkaline to have better state of wellness!

It is another superstition!

If we make our blood highly alkaline that is also a health hazard!


Change in pH value or its Alkalinity or acidity in blood is an EFFECT of health.

The CAUSE is somewhere else!

Addressing the EFFECTSinstead of addressing the CAUSE, is a limited and shallow approach.

We cannot carry a pH strip with us to measure the pH value of food that we choose to eat!

Nature has sketched an excellent indicator to identify the right food. THE VOICE OF THE ORGANISM (V/O) is that indicator. The taste sensation is one of the major executions of V/O. Other important V/O in identifying the right food are smell, sight etc. The first condition is the food should be in its natural state without any modification; then we need to use our V/O to identify if it is beneficial for us. We should feel good about the food in terms of its smell, sight and taste.If it feels good, it is good for us. Simple!

We can skip bothering about pH values.


 

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09:17 PM | 21-01-2019

Some nuts are acidic and some alkaline. As long as u r eating in moderation, let’s say a handful per day, I would not worry about acid-alkaline. Nuts are our natural source of healthy fats. They are fibre rich, protein rich, some are calcium rich too. They are ‘natural’ energy boosters. Also rich in many minerals. 

Body is completely capable of dealing with acidic waste. Problem arises when our foods are more acidic than alkaline. Or our habits are acid forming - for eg: less sleep, more stress, less rest, negative thoughts, physical over exertion, etc



10:16 AM | 21-01-2019

Most nuts, including walnuts, hazelnuts and peanuts, are slightly to moderately acid-forming, but a few varieties have an alkalizing effect. Allkaline food and similarly nuts tend to be rich in potassium and magnesium.

Chestnuts are the most alkaline-forming nut due their high water content (about 52%water). Their high moisture content also makes them the only low-fat, low-calorie nuts. One oz (or 28g or 30 ml) of dried or roasted chestnuts provides 70 calories and just 1 g of fat. Chestnuts are also the only nuts that contain vitamin C, a vital antioxidant.Chestnuts are also an excellent source of manganese and copper, and a good source of magnesium, folic acid and vitamins B-1, B-2 and B-6.

Almonds are nutrient-dense, moderately alkaline-forming nuts. They provide more calcium than any other nut, and this high calcium content coupled with a high magnesium content is what makes almonds alkaline-forming. Because almonds are about 60% fat, they’re also high in calories; a 1 oz. serving contains just over 170 calories, of which 102 calories are from heart-healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat. Almonds are an excellent source of protein, potassium, iron, zinc and vitamin E, and a good source of antioxidant flavonoids. Like other nuts, almonds help reduce LDL cholesterol levels and offer protection against heart disease.

Other Nuts While chestnuts and almonds are recognized as the only alkaline-forming nuts,also list cashews and macadamia nuts as alkaline-forming. Cashews are rich inZinc and Magnesium which help in taking care of several symptoms like muscle twitching, cramping, constipation, lack of focus, highblood pressure,Type II diabetes, respiratory issues, etc. Hazelnuts and are a controversy as there are reports of them as both slightly acid-forming as well as slightly alkaline-forming.

Walnuts and Peanuts however,are highly acid-forming.

Whatever you decide, it is supposed to be in moderation and should be ideally soaked as soaking nuts removes Phytic acid (present in raw nuts and intereferes in body's absorption of minerals) and soaked nuts are easy to digest.



08:48 PM | 24-01-2019

Nuts are concentrated foods and acidic. They are important but consume limited quantity.

But there is exception. COCONUT

Why ? Because it has natural moisture unlike other nuts.

This makes less acidic, easily digestible and it's the cheapest.

You can add to salads, have it as snack or make fresh nutmilk.

Traditionally in India it is called as SHRIPHAL. Highest fruit.

Not sure if that's the reason it's used in every cultural ceremony.



10:24 AM | 22-01-2019

Did man think about this when nature created it and we did not have knowledge about all that ?

 Is it natural ? Yes. 

Does it have life ? No. 

Ideally we have to eat foods with life .. so how do we get life into the nuts and seeds ? By soaking it and preparing it for germination

Everything in moderation is the key. When nature has prepared it for growing more plants and man to eat the fruits, we must not eat the seeds or nuts. However there is no harm in eating it in moderation bcoz it’s natural. This is how I would make my thinking and life simple. Just go back to the times when creation happened and think along those lines. 


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