Acids are often used in home cleaning, but you would most definitely agree that your stomach is not your cupboard or your kitchen sink. Unfortunately, modern diet is largely affected by mass media and enslaving consumerism, and acid-forming foods are the base of such diet.
Have you ever noticed an ad TV, in your favorite magazine, or on the Internet, that encourages people to eat more fruit and veggies? No, they are all loaded with packed and bottled products that cannot fit in the natural structure of our body. Enterprising and consumerism have done pretty much to destroy our health.
Everything that surrounds us, either living or non-living, is acidic or alkaline. People are supposed to eat mostly alkaline foods and stand as alkaline organisms in the food chain.
The food we eat determines out blood pH. Acidic blood means poor bodily functions and difficulties in resisting destructive effects of oxidation and viruses that cause diseases. And, do not forget, cancer cells thrive in acidic environment!
Check these top 10 alkaline foods that will give you more health and energy:
Lemon is at the top of the list. Its electrolytic properties and high pH value, 9.0, make lemon the most alkalizing food.
It is the most powerful and instant remedy for cold, cough, flu, heartburns, hyperacidity, and other ailments triggered by viruses. Lemons have natural antiseptic properties that disinfect and heal wounds. This citrus fruit is the best liver tonic; it detoxifies and energizes liver.
Watermelon is also highly alkaline, and its pH value is 9.0. It is 92% water and packed with fiber, beta-carotene, lycopene, and vitamin C. Watermelons ar also a natural diuretic. This delicious and thirst-quenching fruit is one of the most potent foods that support life and energy, when included in a week-long fasting and colon cleanse.
3. Cantaloupe, Cayenne (Capsicum)
This is the group with highest alkaline reactive properties. Their pH is 8.5, and they are rich in enzymes necessary for the proper function of the endocrine system.
Cayenne has strong antibacterial properties. It is high in vitamin A, essential in the fight against free radicals – the root cause of stress and diseases. Cantaloupes, close relatives to melons, are low in sugar and high in fiber.
4. Agar Agar (Organic gelatin)
Its pH value is 8.5. Agar Agar is a gelatine substitute made from seaweed high in iron and calcium. It is easily digestible and contains the highest amount of fiber among all foods.
5. Limes, Mango, Melons, Papaya, Parsley
With a pH value of 8.5, these foods work best when it comes to cleansing your kidneys. Papaya is the healthiest laxative, and it promotes defecation and colon cleansing. Parsley is the most popular and widely used herb.
When consumed raw it is the best dirt cleaner in the intestines. Parsley is a natural diuretic and it cleanses kidneys. Limes, mangoes, and melons are rich in vitamins and create alkaline environment during digestion.
6. Watercress, Seaweeds, Asparagus
These also have a pH value of 8.5. They are powerful in reducing acids. Watercress is often referred to as a natural super-food. It is the first leaf vegetable people consumed, and it is a common part of every healthy salad.
Eat it raw, as it contains high amounts of iron and calcium, same as seaweeds. Asparagus is even more appreciated, due to the highest content of asparagines – amino acids important for the nervous system.
7. Chicory, Kiwifruit, Fruit juices
Their natural sugar does not form acid during digestion. These foods create alkaline environment, and boost energy.
Their pH value is 8.5, and they are rich in flavonoids, a chemical compound contained in natural foods with strong antioxidant properties. Kiwi fruit contains more vitamin C than oranges. Chicory, a bitter relative to lettuce, has insulin which supports pancreas and prevents diabetes.
8. Grapes (sweet), Passion fruit, pears (sweet), Pineapple, Raisins, Umeboshi plum, Vegetable juices
With a great pH value of 8.5, these foods are rich in antioxidants, and vitamins A, B, and C. Grapes, raisins, and plums regulate blood, lower blood pressure and the risk of heart diseases.
Pineapple is rich in L-Carnitine. It uses body fat as a source of energy and is the best option for those who need to shrink the waistline. Vegetable juices are rich in iron and stimulate cellular detoxification.
9. Apples (sweet), Apricots, Alfalfa sprouts
This group has a pH value of 8.0. They are super-digestible and rich in enzymes that maintain the hormonal balance. And you can bet that an apple a day keeps the doctor away! Include more apricots into your menu.
In case you did not know, alfalfa sprouts are the sprouting seeds of beans commonly added to healthy salads and sandwiches.
10. Avocados, Bananas (ripe), Berries, Carrots, Celery, Currants, Dates, Garlic
These are high in antioxidants and have a pH value of 8.0. They are able to react to acidic foods of 5.0 and elevate these near the alkaline value. Berries, dates, and garlic have super-potent ability to regulate blood pressure.
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