Diets today are highly processed, low in nutrition and high in calories, filled with acid-forming foods like sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains and genetically modified organisms. Alkaline-forming foods help our bodies regulate an ideal PH balance of 7.365 in our blood.
When we eat too much acidic food, our blood may fall to a harmful acidic level, affecting our immune system. The solution is simply to maintain balance by eating alkaline-forming foods that include melons, buckwheat, olive oil.
Top Alkaline Vegetables
Root vegetables are richer in minerals compared to other vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables that nclude broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts and cabbage that probably already feature in your regular diet. Traditional Chinese Medicine believe they possess a healing “yang” nature. Leafy vegetables such as spinach contain plenty of Vitamin K and folate as well as vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants and fibre.
Garlic is a miracle food also lowers blood pressure, cleanses the liver and fights diseases. Capsicums contain enzymes essential to endocrine function. Also known for their antibacterial properties and rich supply of Vitamin A that fight off harmful free radicals.
Did you know that lemons are alkaline? A natural disinfectant, lemons heal wounds, relive hyperacidity and virus-related conditions such as coughs, colds and heartburn. They also energize the liver and promote detoxification.
Organic alkaline foods are available at supermarkets, grocers and health food stores. They are inexpensive and are delicious additions to healthy daily meals.