The American diet is unfortunately rich in GMO, heavily processed, and fast foods and their harmful ingredients severely endanger our health. They actually bring the body in a state of acidosis, and it becomes prone to numerous diseases and ailments.
In order to be healthy and strong, our body needs to be slightly alkaline, so we should consume alkaline foods that will neutralize acidosis and improve our overall health.
Yuri Elkaim, a pro soccer player who worked as the strength, conditioning and nutrition coach at the University of Toronto, and a registered holistic nutritionist and fitness expert, claims that the consumption of high alkaline foods promotes health in endless ways, as it prevents the blood from turning too acidic. In an acidic state, the body fined it hard to properly produce energy, as less oxygen is available to the cells.
The most alkalizing foods are plant foods, which is excellent when you’re eating for energy, so we should all increase the intake of fruits and vegetables.
The top 5 alkaline foods include:
- Melons, which have a pH value of 8.5. They also cleanse the colon and hydrate the body
- Olive oil is high in Monosaturated acids and vitamin E and alkalizes the body
- Flax seeds are high in fiber and vitamin E, and fight inflammation in the body
- Swiss Chard is a highly alkaline food with potent antibacterial and antiviral properties
- Buckwheat will energize the body and support heart health
Moreover, make sure you also increase the intake of the following alkaline foods:
Spinach – High in vitamins
Mango – Detoxifies the colon
Parsley — Cleanses the intestines
Broccoli — Reduces cholesterol
Lemons — Prevent coughs and flu
Alfalfa Sprouts – Regulate hormones, and help digestion
Pineapple – Helps weight loss
Grapes – High in vitamins and antioxidants, and lower blood pressure
Cucumber — 90% water and boosts skin health
Garlic — Lowers high blood pressure
Bananas — Superfood
Avocado – Rich in Monosaturated fats, and improves heart health
Carrots — Improve eyesight, due to the high beta-carotene content
Berries – High in antioxidants
Sauerkraut --High in probiotics
Brussels Sprouts — Prevent cancer
Quinoa – Regulates blood sugar
Cauliflower – Rich in nutrients
Papaya — Cleanses the colon
Oranges — Prevent and treat cold
Seaweeds – High in iron, regulates acid levels in the body
Grapefruit – High in vitamin C and vitamin A