You have heard about acids being used in domestic purposes. But do you know how acid your diet can actually be? You have seen numerous adverts on TV channels, in newspapers or magazines that advertise packed or bottled products that do not match the natural needs and processes in our body. They are a product of the wide-spread consumerism, and have gone so far in destroying our health!
It is so because humans are creatures made to consume alkaline foods,they are alkaline organisms in the food chain.And our blood’s pH level can easily turn acidic if we do not pay attention to the food we eat.Our blood being non-alkaline liquid, our body will poorly perform and will have difficulty in resisting the most difficult diseases like cancers and other auto-immune medical conditions.
Read about these best 10 alkaline groceries that will feed your mind and body with more health and energy:
Top 1: Lemons are simply unavoidable!
The amazing lemoncitrus-fruit is at the very top of the list. Make it unavoidable if you are suffering from an auto-immune disease since it is has 10, 000 times stronger potential than radiation therapy or pharmaceutical drugs: Having apH level of 9.0, lemons are considered the most alkalizing food.
Its electrolytic properties are the most potent and the most immediate relief for colds, cough, flu, heartburns, hyperacidity and other virus-related ailments. Lemons are natural antiseptic that disinfects and heals wounds. Plus it is the best liver tonic that detoxifies and energizes the liver.
Top 2: Make watermelon your favourite snack!
Watermelons,at a pH level of 9.0, are very alkaline. Because of their high fibre count and water content at 92% of its entire weight, watermelon is a mild diuretic and a great source of lycopene, beta-carotene and vitamin C. The most effective thirst-quenching fruit is the most life and energy supporting food when used in a week-long fasting or colon cleansing.
Top 3: Agar Agar or organic gelatine!
Agar Agar,still with a pH of 8.5, is a gelatine substitute made from seaweeds that is high in iron and calcium, too. It is very digestible and has the highest fibre content among all foods.
Top 4: Put cantaloupe and cayenne –capsicum in your lunch bag!
A cantaloupe, a relative of melons, is very low in sugar but high in fibres.Cayenne has antibacterial properties and is also a treasury of vitamin A– an essential antioxidant in fighting free radicals that cause stress and illnesses. The group with the most alkaline-reactive properties among the foods, with the pH of 8.5, are high in enzymes needed by the endocrine system as well.
Top 5: Nutritionists recommend limes, mango, melons, papaya, and parsley for your kidneys!
This group of natural products has a pH of 8.5 and is best at cleansing the kidneys. Papaya is c considered the healthiest laxative that promotes defecation and colon cleansing. Parsley, the most popular cooking herb, is the best ‘chimney sweeper’ of the intestines when taken raw. It also has diuretic properties, which are necessary in cleaning the kidneys. Mangoes, limes and melons are vitamin-rich fruits that are alkaline-forming during digestion.
Top 6: Watercress, seaweeds and asparagus are a good choice too!
Being included in the 8.5pH level group, this group is unique as a powerful acid reducer. Did you know that watercress is called ‘the natural super food’? It is the very first leaf vegetable consumed by human beings and is usually prepared as a part of a healthy salad. It is best eaten raw and it contains lots of iron and calcium. The same goes for seaweeds. Asparagus is even more special for its highest content of asparagine, an amino acid important to the nervous system.
Top 7: Try fruit juices, chicory, or kiwifruit, instead of French fries!
If you want to avoid acidic compounds during digestion, sip a glass of fruit juices or take a bite of chicory or kiwifruit.They have natural sugar that that gives more energy while not feeding cancerous cells. At a pH level of 8.5, this group is rich in flavonoids, a chemical compound in natural foods that have strong antioxidant properties. Kiwifruit has even higher vitamin C content than oranges!And chicory, known as a bitter-tasting close relative of the lettuce, also has insulin that supports the pancreas and aids the body in preventing diabetes.
Top 8: Sweet grapes and pears, vegetable juices, passion fruit, pineapples, raisins and umeboshi plum are fantastic!
Grapes, raisins and plums are blood-regulating, which lowers blood pressure and risks of getting cardio-vascular diseases. With apH level of 8.5, this group is also rich in antioxidant and vitamins A, B and C especially. Pineapple, on one hand, is rich in L-Carnitine, which uses body fat as an energy source and is good for shrinking that growing waistline. Vegetable juices, on the other hand, are high in iron and good for cellular detoxification.
Top 9: Make alfalfa sprouts, sweet apples and apricots part of your breakfast!
Apart from having a pH value of 8.0,these ones are super digestible foods too, which means they are high in fibre. They are also high in enzymes that are very helpful in maintaining your body hormonal balance. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, as the saying goes! But don’t forget to include apricots though. And the sprouting seeds of beans known as Alfalfa sprouts are great in salads and sandwiches!
Top 10: Avocados, ripe bananas, berries, carrots, celery, currants, dates or garlic can be your delicious supper!
When your body is in dire need of cleaning, you need foods that are very rich in antioxidants. Avocados, ripe bananas, berries, carrots, currants, celery, dates, garlichave a pH value of 8.0. They chemically react to acidic foods of pH 5.0 and bring them up near the alkaline levels. All types of berries: blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, gooseberries, elderberries, bilberries, barberries, bearberries or crowberries, dates, and especially garlic, have special properties that regulate blood pressure as well.