ALKALINE FOOD BENEFITS – WHICH FOOD TO EAT EVERY DAY TO ALKALIZE YOUR BODY
Now days, modern and fast life make us to eat more fast and highly processed food which is very unhealthy; and is a cause of many health threatening conditions such as inflammation, heart diseases, diabetes, cancer etc. This happens because this food is very low in nutrients but very high in unhealthy substances, which can change the physiological pH value of our organism from alkaline to acid and this is not good at all for our health.
To function properly, the human body needs to maintain pH value i.e. acid-base balance, so a balanced diet is a key to good health. If you know which foods are acid-forming, alkalizing and neutral you could plan your meals.
According to the Dr. Axe web site alkaline diet benefits are:
Protects bone density and muscle mass
Lowers risk for hypertension and stroke
Lowers chronic pain and inflammation
Boosts vitamin absorption and prevents magnesium deficiency
Helps improve immune function and cancer protection
Can help you maintain a healthy weight
Here is a list of some alkaline foods:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and vitamin E. According to FDA eating 2 tablespoons of olive oil a day may reduce the risk of heart disease, due to its monounsaturated fat content.
Berries are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, resveratrol and other beneficial nutrients that are protecting your cells from damage, so is good for your heath to eat them on daily basis.
Lentils are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber; they are also of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. According to study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine eating high fiber foods, like lentils, helps prevent heart diseases. Lentils are rich in folate and magnesium, which are beneficial for cardiovascular system.
Because of their great quantity in fiber and water content melons have the capacity to hydrate the body and purify the digestive tract. They are a good source of vitamin C, A, potassium, thiamine, niacin, pantothenic acid, lycopene, therefore they are a powerful antioxidant and are effective at maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.
Leafy greens are highly alkaline and have anti-viral, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties. These include kale, Swiss chard, turnip greens and spinach – of which spinach may in fact be the best.
Flax seeds have anti-inflammatory properties and they are highly alkaline. They are rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants (lignans), vitamin E
- Mustard Greens
- Beet Greens
- Nightshade Veggies
- Sweet Potatoes
- Wheat Grass
- Wild Greens
- Barley Grass
- Sea Veggies
- Edible Flowers
- Fermented Veggies
- Green Beans
- Green Peas
- Chard Greens
- Collard Greens
- Spinach, green
- Swiss card
- Tropical Fruits
- Honeydew Melon
- Tofu – fermented.
- Sea Salt
- All Herbs
- Chili pepper
- Mineral water
- Apple cider vinegar
- Green Juices
- Veggie Juices
- Fresh Fruit Juice
- Probiotic Cultures
- Bee pollen
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