BALi diet is the acronym for Basic Antioxidant/Antifungal Low insulin Diet. This maybe classified as a specially designed eating plan rather than a diet as such. Such a plan is directed towards maintaining appropriate body weight and optimizing overall health and well being.
Unlike most other diets that are targeted to attain weight loss, the BALi diet aims at enhancing health and maintaining balance of the complete internal biochemical system. The complex biochemical system encompasses the acid-base balance as well as optimum temperature regulation within the body. Components of the BALi Diet-
In an acidic environment, the cells of the human body are more susceptible to damage. For this reason, the body’s optimum pH should be maintained between 7.35-7.45 so that the cells are able to perform to their maximum potential. Foods of acidic nature or those that create an acid environment include polished grains, sugar, refined flours, salt, dairy products etc. These should be replaced by alkalizing foods such as eggs, skinless chicken, fish, nuts, beans and organic lean meats. Hence this eating plan recommends two thirds alkalizing foods and one third high-quality, protein-rich foods on the plate.
Oxidation is an ongoing chemical process that results in energy production with glucose as the fuel. If the sugar intake is too high or a person has excessive traces of heavy metal in the blood or has an extraordinarily elevated level of yeast in the body, the process of oxidation is hastened which could initiate cardiovascular disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, cataracts or even Cancer. Therefore the BALi Diet recommends high anti-oxidant intake by including plenty of citrus fruits, berries, avocados, green leafy vegetables, cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts and broccoli, beans, carrots, pomegranates and tomatoes in the diet. Since yeast thrives on simple sugars and carbohydrates, these are best eliminated from the diet.
In a situation where the body is manufacturing more insulin than required, there is a tendency to gain weight and develop insulin resistance which could initiate a number of health concerns. Sometimes thyroid functions may also be affected. Complete elimination of polished and refined sugar from the diet and use of spices like cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg to flavor and sweeten the food is advisable. Other foods to be excluded are corn, polished cereals, dairy products etc.
Thus, following the BALi Diet is a simple way of keeping in good health.