Cook Alkaline

Your source for a modern alkaline diet. Recipes, and honest insight on healthy living 2011 and beyond! Congratulations on finding my cookalkaline.com blog. There are many sources that offer scientific information on alkaline diets and the effects on the human body. This is not one of them. My intention is to share delicious recipes of everyday food with a twist or two to turn them into a more alkaline meal for an alkaline lifestyle. You will be surprised how easy it is to maintain this way of eating. I have always lived a healthy lifestyle and ate mostly organic fruit and vegetables with very little animal products. I was surprised a few years ago when my doctor informed me that I had osteoporosis. My doctor prescribed drugs that I took for 4 years. My osteoporosis worsened. Two years ago I embarked on researching the alternatives to taking the bisphosphonate drugs, Fosamax and Boniva. What I have discovered and has been widley known is that an alkaline diet can actually reverse osteoporosis as it has in my case. Other benefits which I discovered are: it has improved my overall good health, no colds, no sore throats, no flu shot, no flu, additionally I lost weight in the process and I am winning the race against osteoporosis. I will be sharing my alkaline ideas and recipes and I hope you will enjoy them. My friend Jorun acts as my test kitchen, recreating the recipes for her family and friends. Thank you for your interest in cooking alkaline, Sari - Copyright 2011 www.cookalkaline.com

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving. If you are reading this blog today you must be wondering what to eat today at the Thanksgiving meal. I try to make staying on an alkaline diet as less stressful as possible. Remember it is all about the ratio of alkaline foods( 80%) to acid foods( 20%) on your plate. If this is your favorite holiday and you want to indulge a little more than usual. Try a( 60%) alkaline foods and( 40%) acid foods. You actually  stay in a comfort zone but can have a few extra treats without upsetting your diet. And don’t forget that we can store alkaline foods in our bodies. So I suggest that you eat an alkaline breakfast, oatmeal, or a fresh fruit smoothie and  for lunch a light vegetable salad or a bowl of vegetable soup. I always eat breakfast and lunch especially before a big dinner. This way I am not starving when I sit down and I can make better choices of what foods I am putting on my plate. So if Turkey is your thing, go for it. Enjoy the sweet potatoes and mashed  potatoes with it. And don’t forget the vegetable dishes. When dessert is served, look for the fresh fruit. If there is a pie that you just have to have, try to just have a taste. It usually takes about 20 minutes to feel full, so if you eat slowly and your dinner lasts 20 minutes, dessert will not be so tempting. That is my secret for today. You will be surprised how easy it is to stay Alkaline and have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Sari