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Friday, July 24, 2015

12 Best Alkaline Promoting Foods To Eat Daily For Vibrant Health

Everything, living or non-living, is either acidic or alkaline. However, humans are creatures made to consume alkaline foods and stand as an alkaline organism in the food chain. Our blood’s pH level is pretty much determined by the food we eat. And with our blood being non-alkaline, or simply, acidic, our body will poorly perform and will have difficulty in resisting the harsh effects of oxidation and disease-inflicting viruses.

Recent research suggests that eating too many acid-promoting foods could potentially damage your kidney and your liver and might even raise diabetes risk. But you can help negate acid’s negative effects on the body by balancing your diet with foods that promote an alkaline body environment.

12 Best Alkaline Promoting Foods To Eat Daily For Vibrant Health

Avocado
It’s no surprise that avocado is on our list of alkaline foods. It’s managed to make it onto our list of superfoods as well, so you know it’s packing a nutritional punch. Avocados are high in potassium as well as healthy fat, so in addition to helping you be more alkaline, you’re getting other perks as well. You can also use avocado oil in favor of other oils that don’t provide any alkaline benefit, or worse are acid-forming in the body.

Capsicum
The antioxidant superpower, bell pepper is one of my all-time-favourites because it is sweet, crunchy and refreshingly delicious. You can use it in almost any meal raw, grilled, fried, roasted and it is always a winner.

Almonds
Almonds are among the richest sources of energy which provides nutrients essential for optimum human health. It ensures protection against diseases and cancers. It helps build strong bones and teeth, aid in weight loss, provide good brain function, nourish the nervous system etc. A hand full of almonds a day provides much of recommended levels of minerals, vitamins, and protein.

Coconut
Coconut is such a natural food that it’s no surprise that much of what’s inside is good for you. The health benefits of coconut milk, juice, and flesh are all well-documented, and now you can add alkalinity to its list of features. It’s sometimes hard to think of ways to add more coconut into your life, since you’ll want to avoid the packaged coconuts shavings used in baking. You’ll want to stick to things like coconut oil, and fresh coconut flesh in order to reap the rewards.

Garlic
Garlic has long been known to be a cleansing food, and one that can add flavor to a meal, but it also helps if you’re trying to follow an alkaline diet. It’s a big help in fighting cancer, or staving it off, and also helps to lower blood pressure. It also helps to detoxify the body, so you’re getting multiple benefits just by adding more garlic to the mix. Try stir frying alkaline vegetables with a couple of cloves of garlic.

Apples
Apples have a pH level of 8.0 and contain a variety of minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals, which help to keep the body and immune system working optimally. Apples also contain enzymes, which assist in maintaining the body’s natural hormonal balance. I think you know how to eat an apple, but if you don’t they can be eaten raw, or even in a pie or a crumble!

Lemons
At the top of the list is the Amazing Lemon. With its electrolytic properties and a pH level of 9.0, lemons are considered the most alkalizing food. It is the most potent and most immediate relief for colds, cough, flu, heartburns, hyperacidity and other virus-related ailments. Lemons are natural antiseptic that disinfects and heals wounds. It is also the best liver tonic that detoxifies and energizes the liver.

Cucumber
Cucumbers are wonderful for the skin and are highly alkaline. They are composed of up to 95% water and packed with vitamin’s C and K as well as minerals like potassium, manganese, magnesium and molybdenum. Most of the minerals are in the skin of the cucumber, so be sure to include the skin when you are consuming since the minerals are what keep the body in an alkaline state.

Broccoli
Broccoli is packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals which have alkalizing effects on the body. They contain vitamin’s C, K and A, as well as minerals like manganese, potassium, iron and protein (not to mention folate and tonnes of fiber!). They also contain sulforaphane which is a great cancer-fighting compound!

Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are only seeds that produce alkaline making it the ultimate snack for human health. These seeds are rich in Vitamin K and minerals which help in lowering LDL cholesterol in human bodies. It ensures a good sleep and reduces adverse effect caused by the acidic foods.

Kale
Kale is a super healthy food which is a powerhouse of nutrients, calcium, iron, vitamins A, C, and K. It hails from cabbage family which act has a strong antioxidant reducing the overall risk of developing cancer. Its health benefits include high concentration and anti-cancer diet.

Alfalfa Sprouts
Sprouts are amazing little nutrient packed nutrient powerhouses that are highly alkaline and contain a lot of essential vitamins and minerals. The best thing about sprouts is that you can easily and economically sprout your own seeds and have them on hand all throughout the year.

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