Are Ketones Acidic Or Alkaline

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The Alkaline Diet Vs Acidic Ketones

Acidic foods versus Alkaline foods and their effects on weight loss is a bit of a newer topic so nothing entirely conclusive has been established on the subject. There is, however, a large amount of anecdotal evidence to support that the acidity in foods we consume is a critical component to weight loss and overall health. pH is a measure of how alkaline (high pH 7-14) or acidic (low pH 0-7) a substance is. Our body requires us to be in a relatively moderate alkaline for cells to function properly. If we are not in the proper range, disease and even death are the likely result. Our bodies, naturally, do a pretty good job of managing these levels. Research has shown that when we eat primarily acidic foods, the body will create fat cells to carry acids away from vital organs as a way to prevent these acids from literally "choking organs to death." Unfortunately, this protection mechanism will take priority over shedding pounds and is the most likely reason diets can fail or stall at times - even when you cut calories and increase exercise. So what can you do? EAT MORE FOODS THAT ARE ALKALINE! Generally speaking, proteins and grains are highly acidic while fruits and vegetables are pr Continue reading >>

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  1. hybrid

    I havent found it really addressed and its one of the most common questions I get thrown in my direction. Like when measuring through the keto strips, its a change in PH that signals ketosis has been entered.
    Ketosis is acidic to some extent right? Some of the crowd I hang with was influenced by all the alkaline diet movement. How can this be dispelled? The impression they're getting is that ketosis s puts your body into a more acidic state.

  2. Jason Hooper

    Ketone bodies are just as acidic as many of the other essential chemicals in your body. Is ketosis "good for you?" It depends on why you are in ketosis. If you are eating a ketogenic diet, you are probably okay; but, if it is compounded with the excess demination of amino acids (the enzymatic removal of the carboxyl group) there could be other issues.
    Most alkaline dieters are primarily interested in ammonia and ketones are not involved in the uric acid cycle. I am not really sure if that "dispels" it. It is hard to reason with irrational people in the first place!

  3. austinbeals

    (I posted this in another thread regarding alkaline diets, but felt I should share it here as well...)
    It is actually a myth that you can change your blood's pH levels. Dr. Chris Kresser thoroughly explains why in this article. The theory is based on little to no evidence. I definitely would encourage reading his article, as well as the Part Two.
    People will regularly measure the pH of their urine, but that is not an indicator of your blood's pH, nor an indicator of good health in general.
    There are numerous testimonials of an alkaline diet helping people, that is for sure, but in my humble opinion the results are more strongly linked to simply being intentional about one's diet rather than the attempt to "alkalize the body." So yes, people will definitely see an improvement if they drink green smoothies, fruits, and vegetables, instead of processed flours, grain-fed meats, trans fats, and sugar. Everyone would see a dramatic increase after making that switch.
    However, that doesn't mean the science is valid or that avoiding healthy grass-fed beef, butter, low-toxin coffee, or eggs (all deamed acidic) is going to give you optimum levels of health and performance. Correlation is not always causation.
    So, eat what makes you feel good!

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