Human life, just like all life on earth, depends on appropriate pH levels in and around living organisms and cells. For us, a tightly controlled pH level in the serum of about 7.4 – that’s a slightly alkaline range – is needed in order to ensure survival.
What Is the Alkaline Diet?
The alkaline diet (also known as acid alkaline or alkaline ash diet) is at its core based around the idea of replacing acid-forming foods with alkaline foods to improve your health. As you metabolize foods and extract their energy (calories), they leave an ash as if you were burning them.
Acidic ash makes your body acidic and alkaline ash makes it alkaline, simple enough. Acid ash is believed to make you more susceptible to diseases and illnesses, whereas alkaline ash protects your body. Neutral acid has no effect.
Acidic ash foods include meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, grains, caffeine and alcohol, and consist of protein, phosphate, and sulfur. Alkaline foods are typically fruits, nuts, vegetables, soybeans, tofu and seeds, consisting of calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Neutral acids include natural fats, starches, and sugar.
To achieve alkalinity in the body, it is okay to consume a few foods from the acidic food list above, however, these shouldn’t be making up the main part of your diet! Consider minimizing these foods significantly while dramatically upping your intake of alkaline foods and then see just how your body responds!
Therefore, we provide you the list of alkaline foods that you can begin introducing in your diet:
1. Swiss Chard
First of all, this food is highly alkaline and extremely healthy. Furthermore, apart from being alkaline, it contains very powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antioxidant properties.
One of the healthiest foods in the world are berries. The reason for this is because they contain high levels of fiber and antioxidants.
Melons have the capability to hydrate the body and cleanse the gastrointestinal system due to their abundance in fiber and water material. Likewise, they are extremely alkaline.
4. Flax Seeds
Flax seeds have anti inflammatory homes and are extremely alkaline. Furthermore, they are plentiful in vitamin E and fiber.
5. Virgin Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil is loaded with vitamin E and monounsaturated fatty acids, making it a great addition to any diet.
Other Alkaline Foods
Vegetables: mustard greens, carrot,wild greens, onions, beet greens, cauliflower, radishes, cabbage, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, barley grass, nightshade veggies, broccoli, alfalfa, wheat grass, peppers, peas, collard greens, sea veggies, dandelions, edible flowers, eggplant, mushrooms, watercress, fermented veggies, celery, garlic, green beans, rutabaga,green peas, chard greens, chlorella, tomatoes,cucumber, spinach, spirulina, sprouts, and alka.
Fruits: tangerine, umeboshi plums, pineapple, apple, pear, watermelon, grapes, banana, figs, cantaloupe, grapefruit, lemon, tropical fruits, lime, apricot, avocado, dates, cherries, coconut, orange, honeydew melon, peach, and rhubarb.
Protein: almonds, chestnuts, fermented tofu, millet, and fermented tempeh.
Others: bee pollen, molasses, probiotic cultures, vegetable juices, green juices, fresh fruit juices, mineral water, and apple cider vinegar.