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How alkaline fasting works - dos and don'ts for detoxing

You probably know the situation: everything is stressful, everyone needs something from you and you don't know how to maintain your weight? Well, unfortunately we are not in a position to take tasks off your hands. However, we can show you a way to bring your body back into balance. Alkaline fasting offers you a structured meal plan and a healthy diet based on alkaline foods. This approach aims to balance your acid-alkaline balance and can help with all kinds of complaints. If this has piqued your interest, we hope you enjoy reading it!

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

What is alkaline fasting

Alkaline fasting is a nutritional concept based on the approach of eating only alkaline foods for a certain period of time. At the same time, the consumption of acid-forming foods should be avoided. With alkaline fasting, the focus of the diet is on vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds, which provide your body with essential nutrients. At the same time, they bring the acid-alkaline balance back into equilibrium. This can improve complaints such as indigestion, tiredness or even immune deficiencies. Avoiding acidic foods means avoiding meat, dairy products and processed foods. A precise list of the good and bad food can be found further down in the blog post. An alkaline fasting cure usually lasts one to two weeks, although it is not recommended to carry out the process for longer. In the long term, the limited food intake could lead to nutrient deficiencies or the like. In this article, you can find out what else you should pay attention to and for which groups of people fasting is less suitable.

Did you know ...

That the body undergoes a process called autophagy when fasting? During this process, damaged cell components are broken down and recycled.

Why can alkaline fasting be so important?

Alkaline fasting can help you to relieve your body and restore its natural balance. You can regulate your acid-base balance by consuming alkaline foods and thus avoiding acid-forming foods. This is because an unbalanced acid-alkaline balance is not only bad for your digestion, but can also lead to a range of other problems. These include skin problems, tiredness and in some cases even chronic illnesses. Alkaline fasting can help you to alleviate these complaints and restore your general well-being. Your body can be supported in cleansing toxins during the fasting period, which can strengthen the immune system. Your body is supplied with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy through your diet during alkaline fasting.

Alkaline fasting - how does it work?

These are the contents of the preparation phase

The week before your alkaline fast is used to prepare and transition to a sustainable fast. Buy the essentials and look for recipes that you might even try out beforehand. You can search for alkaline recipes and find delicious dishes such as potato curry, vegetable balls or alkaline pasta. Just try it out here. Who knows, you might even discover one or two favorites you didn't know you had! Another preparation can be a relaxing alkaline bath, which not only has a deacidifying effect, but is also very relaxing. To do this, you can simply get some alkaline salt or alkaline powder and add it to your bath water. As you are still in the preparation week, it is not necessary to carry out the previous measures for the whole week. Simply commit to two or three days and do it in the way that best suits your everyday life.

The course of your alkaline fasting week

If you have now arrived at your alkaline fasting week, the fasting day starts with your breakfast. Here you can choose raw or steamed fruit, nuts and seeds. Smoothies or juices are also suitable here. Lunch can consist of a salad or a vegetable dish, for example. You can also add a good vegetable oil. After 2 p.m. until dinner, you should not eat any raw vegetables or fruit or drink any more juices. Dinner should be at 6 pm and consist of an easily digestible dish. You can opt for soups or steamed vegetables here. Another important point is sufficient fluid intake in the form of water or herbal tea. If possible, try to avoid snacks or meals between the three main meals. If the urge or hunger becomes too much, you can have a little fruit or nuts.

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What to do after the alkaline fast

After the alkaline fast, the main thing is to implement the measures that have worked for you in your everyday life. Your acid-base balance will not become unbalanced just because you no longer follow all the rules. However, a sensible measure for everyday life would be to stick to the three alkaline meals, for example. The interval between these should be at least 4 hours. If this rule is too much for you for several days of the week, you can also fall back on one day. You can take this day if you need it symptomatically. There are also some foods that are not recommended if you want to follow an alkaline diet. To the regret of some, these include pizza, pasta, meat and cola. Regular sport or light exercise can also help your body to keep the acid-alkaline balance in equilibrium.

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Easy application by spraying into the mouth

The application of your Alkaline fasting sprays iBy the way, the treatment is very simple: the spray is simply sprayed into the mouth according to the dosing instructions on the bottle. In order to achieve the best possible effect and to be able to optimally counteract the causes, we recommend using it over a longer period of six to eight weeks. As a kind of cure, spray 3×3 sprays daily.

These can be health benefits of alkaline fasting

Alkaline fasting can have many benefits for your body if you do it correctly. Restoring your body's balance by avoiding acidic foods can lead to improved digestion. This means that complaints such as nausea, stomach pain or diarrhea can disappear. This is why some people feel that their energy and vitality have increased after a week of alkaline fasting. Alkaline fasting can also help your body to fight inflammation more effectively and strengthen the immune system. A balanced acid-alkaline balance is also important for clear skin, strong bones and a healthy cardiovascular system. Higher bone density can also prevent certain diseases such as osteoporosis. Consequently, alkaline fasting can have positive effects not only in the short term, but also in the long term.

Good and bad foods for alkaline fasting

Fruit & nuts

Vegetables & salad

Oils

Cereals & pulses

Animal proteins

Drinks & sweets

All types of fruit, including non-sulphurized dried fruit

Almonds, pistachios, walnuts, Brazil nuts, macadamia and cedar nuts

All vegetables except asparagus, Brussels sprouts, garlic and artichokes as well as pickled vegetables

All cold-pressed oils such as olive oil, pumpkin seed oil or walnut oil 

Whole grain cereals, pasta, bread

Wholegrain rice, lentils, soybeans, peas, chickpeas and lupins

All products such as fish, meat, dairy products, cheese and eggs

Alcohol, coffee, cola, soft drinks, cakes made from white flour, sweets and ice cream

Did you know ...

That the pH value of the blood is highly regulated and normally lies between 7.35 and 7.45? It is slightly alkaline and should remain in this range, as the pH value is crucial for the function of enzymes.

What other types of fasting are there?

In addition to alkaline fasting, there are of course countless other types of fasting, all of which differ slightly. Below we have summarized the most common main groups of fasting methods. Intermittent fasting, also known as intermittent fasting, involves periodically alternating between fasting and eating phases. Again, there are variations that you can use according to your personal preferences. These include 16/8 fasting (16h fasting, 8h eating time), 5:2 fasting (5 days normal, 2 days fasting) and Eat-Stop-Eat fasting (24-hour fasting once/twice a week). Juice fasting involves avoiding solid food and relying on freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices. This allows you to provide your body with a certain amount of calories and nutrients while relieving it at the same time. Soup fasting is based on the same principle, as it mainly involves consuming soups and broths made from vegetables, herbs and spices. There are also special diets that some people like to follow when fasting. These include, for example, the Master Cleanse diet (lemon juice diet), the Dukan diet or the Buchinger method.

Why it makes sense to combine alkaline fasting and intermittent fasting

The combination of alkaline and intermittent fasting can be an effective strategy, as both methods of fasting can benefit each other. While alkaline fasting aims to bring the body's acid-alkaline balance into equilibrium, intermittent fasting is intended to bring the Metabolism stimulate the immune system. The eating and fasting phases can also promote cell repair. While one type of fasting is aimed at cleansing and balancing, the other focuses on revitalizing. The alkaline fasting phase supports your body with detoxification and the interval fasting phases boost metabolism and fat burning. The combination therefore offers nothing but benefits. Both approaches together can improve your digestion and strengthen your immune system. Alkaline fasting and intermittent fasting can also be combined well because of the timing. The last meal is recommended at 6 pm for alkaline fasting, which can be combined well with intermittent fasting. It also ensures that you eat healthy meals at mealtimes, as these are based on alkaline foods.

Did you know ...

That intensive sport can lead to a temporary increase in acid production in the body? Physical exertion produces lactic acid and other acidic metabolic products. The excess acids are broken down again through respiration and excretion

These medicinal plants can support you during alkaline fasting

Natrium sulfuricum stimulates the flow of bile and promotes detoxification. It leads to better elimination via the intestines and optimizes intestinal transit. It can also bind harmful substances through its draining effect and thus cleanse the connective tissue. Water retention is reduced in the cleansed tissue and disappears again.

Dandelion is the basic remedy for the liver. It stimulates the production of bile and fat metabolism and thus promotes digestive performance. Dandelion also ensures that the bile can flow cleanly into the intestine, passively regulates enzymatic processes in the pancreas and improves lymph flow. The lymph is a medium for the removal of waste products during detoxification.

Natrium phosphoricum can regulate pH levels by binding acidic molecules and thus raising the pH value. It also makes it easier for the body to purify and neutralize acidic metabolic products. This makes your body's metabolism easier, as the liver and kidneys have fewer substances in the body to metabolize.

The Nettle detoxifies the tissue and drains. It stimulates the metabolism to detoxify and promotes the amount of urine and thus detoxification via the kidneys. It is also blood-forming, as it supplies the body with plant-bound iron, which supports the formation of new red blood cells.

The Birch like stinging nettle, is a cleanser. It cleanses the serous membranes in particular and reduces rheumatic reactions that can occur when waste products are released during detoxification. It also supports the excretion of excess water and the filtering of harmful substances.

Zimply Natural - Your natural help with alkaline fasting

With Zimply Natural, we are the antidote to painkillers, sleeping pills, and standard medications. We are your medicine! For our mixtures we use the centuries-old natural healing method of spagyric back. The Spagyric combines the herbal active ingredients and phytotherapeutic elements of the HealingplantsThe mineral salt qualities, as well as the subtle information of the medicinal plants and the energetic potential of the Bach flowers.        

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

FAQ: Questions and answers about alkaline fasting

Are there any risks or side effects with alkaline fasting?

Yes, there are a few things you should bear in mind if you are planning to do alkaline fasting. First of all, you should check with your doctor or similar that this type of fasting is suitable for you. You should also be aware that there may be effects such as bloating, diarrhea or constipation. This may show that your body is not used to the alkaline fasting diet. To avoid this, try to make the transition to alkaline fasting slowly. This will allow your body to adapt to the change and reduce the risk of side effects.

Can sport and exercise have an effect during fasting?

Yes, exercise can have an influence on the course of alkaline fasting. On the one hand, you can try to regulate your appetite and counteract cravings. On the other hand, regular but not excessive exercise can help to maintain muscle mass during fasting phases.  

Is alkaline fasting healthy during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

No, during pregnancy or breastfeeding you should try to avoid alkaline fasting or fasting in general. In these phases of life, it is of the highest priority that mother and baby are well and fasting can put this at risk. Nutrients that are important for all needs can be inadequately absorbed, which can lead to deficiencies. These nutrients include protein, iron, calcium, folic acid, other vitamins and minerals. A calorie and energy deficit can also occur, which is particularly problematic during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This can affect the health of mother and baby and also lead to tiredness and weakness.

How can you deal with food cravings during alkaline fasting?

First of all, it must be said that Cravings are completely normal during a fasting phase and are not a sign of failure or weakness. It can often help to drink some water, as thirst is sometimes misinterpreted as hunger. Your blood sugar level can stabilize over the course of the fasting week if you stick to regular meal times. One method that can also help you with cravings is distraction. Go for a walk, do some sport or try something else to distract yourself from thinking about food. If you can't resist the urge, it's not the end of the world. Allow yourself to consume that particular food and enjoy it consciously and without guilt.

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