It’s no secret that the foods we eat have a direct impact on our health. But did you know that for optimum wellness, the body needs the proper pH balance of acid and alkaline compounds, which are influenced by diet? The problem is that as a society, we tend to consume highly processed foods that produce acid. This makes us prone to a variety of health problems, from minor skin irritations to osteoporosis.
Bonnie Ross offers a solution with The Amazing Acid- Alkaline Cookbook. The book opens with pH basics, including an explanation of how an overly acidic body wreaks havoc on health. The author then presents ten chapters packed with over 140 kitchen-tested recipes for perfectly balanced dishes that are both satisfying and delicious. Choose from taste-tempting breakfast favorites, soups, salads, snacks, and sides, as well as delectable entrées, baked goods, and desserts.
With The Amazing Acid-Alkaline Cookbook, you’ll learn how easy it is to make delicious meals that will naturally correct your body’s pH balance, helping you regain vigor and well-being.
Bonnie Ross is an inventive cook and professional illustrator. She works from her studio located in the seaside village of Petpeswick Inlet on Nova Scotia’s beautiful Eastern Shore. Bonnie lives there with her husband and family.
Table of contents
Foreword Preface Introduction
PART ONE: THE pH-BALANCED LIFESTYLE 1. What Is pH? 2. The pH-balanced Kitchen
PART TWO: RECIPES FOR GOOD HEALTH 3. Breakfast 4. Beverages 5. Breads, Muffins, and Biscuits 6. Snacks and Dips 7. Soups 8. Salads and Dressings 9. Sauces 10. Vegetables and Grains 11. Main Dishes 12. Desserts
Appendix Metric Conversion Tables International Menus Resources Index
Introduction or preface
Prepare to be amazed by the effects a pH-balanced diet can have on your body. You will feel the difference almost immediately. By using the recipes in this cookbook on a daily basis, not only will you be more energetic and alert, you will also help to protect yourself and your family from illness and disease. And while this book is not a weight-loss routine, if you adhere to its principles and show a little restraint with dessert portions, you will eventually achieve your healthy normal body weight with less effort than you ever imagined. To assist you further in that goal, many of the recipes in this book are pH-balanced versions of meals commonly considered “comfort foods,” which should alleviate the sense of denial that diets so often trigger.
Although this is not a vegetarian cookbook, it contains numerous hearty vegetable and grain meals that have all the protein your body requires. Those dishes that include meat and dairy have been adapted to be more alkaline, often by merely adjusting the ratio of meat and dairy to vegetables and grains. You will soon find that a family of five can get all the nutrition they need by sharing two chicken breasts and enjoying a satisfying serving of vegetables and grains, instead of having the meat take center stage on the plate.
Many of the recipes in this book are yeast-free and wheat-free, which not only cuts their acidity, but also is a blessing to those with certain dietary restrictions. But I assure you, the baked goods will thoroughly please any sweet tooth.
From quick breakfasts to leisurely weekend brunches, be it a fast family meal or an elegant dinner party, this cookbook covers every occasion. Remarkably easy to prepare, these dishes have been designed with busy schedules in mind and can be made in bulk to be eaten throughout the week. So don’t wait a second longer to change your life. The Amazing Acid-Alkaline Cookbook is here to get your health on track through nutritious pH-balanced eating.