So, what does alkaline and your body mean? It means you don’t want to have a body full of acid. There are a lot of foods that create acid in your blood. This causes many health issues. Including cancer. You want your body to be balanced.
Our bodies need a blood PH of about 7.4 to be considered alkaline. To maintain that, the best options are to stay away from acidic foods such as dairy, meats, too much caffeine (I know coffee….) This is important for a few reasons.
Problems Associated With Acidic Food
If we don’t try to keep within this homeostatic state, you will create imbalances that can have some of these dire results: The body will be unable to properly absorb vitamins, minerals, and supplements.
- Cardiovascular problems
- Immune deficiencies
- Stressed or poor liver function (an organ that is vital and needs to stay clean!)
- Low energy and fatigue
- Tumor growth
- Yeast fungal/overgrowth, candida, infections
- Can contribute auto-immune conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, lupus, osteoporosis, and high blood pressure
- Hinders your body’s ability to repair damaged cells
- Speeds up the aging process and makes a person look and feel older…who wants that?
Tumors like sugar! Now, I’m not saying you can never have these foods but if 75% of your diet consists of foods from the following list you will be well on your way to maintaining a happy, alkaline body. One other thing to consider. Cosmetics, creams, lotions, and anything that touches your skin. This can create toxicity. This pertains to your alkalinity as well as your liver health. Best advice, try going with natural ingredients.
Right Way To Achieve An Alkaline Body
So how long does this take and how hard is it to do? You can do an alkaline cleanse if you want to. But my recommendation is to start adding from the below list every day. Better to add at first than to eliminate everything bad.
This way you have a higher chance of sticking with this lifestyle. Slowly over time you will want to eliminate acidic foods from your diet. You will see results in the first few days choosing veggies and fruits and let’s not forget to hydrate. Drink your water. Within a week and even better, within a month if you stick with the plan, you will be well be on your way to an alkaline body!
Here Is The Scoop
By adding the following foods to your diet and eliminating some of the “unhealthy” choices you are making, you will automatically feel better. Vegetables, legumes, and fruits on a whole are chock full of nutrients and antioxidants. This will constantly help you repair the damage done by more unsavory choices. So whether you call this an alkaline diet, or you are choosing to be mindful of your food choices according to PH levels, you are improving your health and promoting cell regeneration.
Foods To Add To Your Diet
- Garbanzo beans (chick peas)
- Lettuce (all, except Iceberg)
- Mushrooms (all, except Shitake)
- Olives (and olive oil)
- Tomato – cherry and plum only
- Turnip greens
Fruits (No Canned Fruits Or Seedless Fruits)
- Bananas – the smallest one or the Burro/mid-size (original banana)
- Berries – all varieties- Elderberries in any form – no cranberries
- Grapes -seeded
- Limes (key limes preferred with seeds)
- Melons -seeded
- Raisins -seeded
Nuts And Seed (Includes Nut And Seed Butters)
- Brazil Nuts
- Hemp Seed
- Raw Sesame Seeds
- Olive Oil (Do not cook)
- Coconut Oil (Do not cook)
- Grapeseed Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Avocado Oil
Spices – Seasonings
- Bay leaf
- Pure Sea Salt
- Sweet Basil
- Wild Rice
- Lemon grass
- Red Raspberry