What comes to your mind when asked where did you last pour a pint or two of acid? You would probably picture yourself pouring carefully measured drops of an acidic cleaner into the kitchen sink with gloved hands. Let’s give you another perspective on things: the last time you overate at a fast food restaurant you filled your stomach with significantly harmful amounts of acid.
Sorry to compare your stomach with a kitchen sink, but that’s what consumerism and the hype around fast and processed food has reduced us to. Thanks to food activists like Operations Falafel who reflect and educate people about the good and the bad, the alkaline and the acidic.
None of us can break loose from the shackles of acidic food because, we all agree, it pleases the taste buds. But, the pleasure of taste buds can be certainly compromised every now and then when the well being of the remaining 99.5% of the body is at stake, can it not?
We can certainly take a break from acidic meals and neutralize their harms to the body by alkaline meals. We are not suggesting a complete boycott of fun acidic foods, but we must make the following healthy alkaline foods part of our everyday meal as well.
1. Lettuce, Celery, Currants, Garlic
We know that’s a long list of all the foods you loathe, but hey, they’re not that bad. They are rich in the superpowers of antioxidants and neutralize even the stronger acids with their alkaline pH of 8.0. If you don’t want to eat them raw, you can always toss them in a salad or a bowl of spelt spaghetti. Your body stays safe of acidity and you have a good intake of antioxidants!
2. Alfalfa sprouts
Alfalfa sprout comes from a germinated alfalfa seed. It is rich in antioxidants, and this alkaline food have substances that maintain body’s hormonal balance. Alfalfa sprouts are very low in calories and they help fight against cancer, reduce risk of breast cancer, prevents osteoporosis and are essential to many healthy bodily functions.
3. Egg Plant, Onion, Pumpkin, Vegetable juices
Such vegetables are available all year round for a reason, i.e. you eat them all year round, reap their countless benefits, and keep your body at a maintained, neutral pH. Pumpkins are not just a Halloween thing; you can eat them made into delicious pies and soups as well. And eggplants being low calorie can keep you full for a long time, together with nullifying the excess acids in your body.
4. Chia, Cumin, Flax Oil and Flax Seeds
The above mentioned set of foods can be ground into powder form, made into a pasty sauce, or sprinkled raw over almost about any food without considerably changing the flavors. The Chia seeds can also be used to make delicious falafels if you’re looking for healthy, alkaline snacks. These small alkalinity packed seeds help neutralize body acids big time!
5. Watercress, Seaweeds, Asparagus
Sea food around the world is seeing more and more use of this group of alkaline foods. Asparagus is best consumed raw and brilliant green and the seaweed is an ample source of calcium and iron.
6. Limes, Cucumber, Parsley
You would probably light up at the thought of cucumber being alkaline because they are exceptionally delicious at the same time. Well yes, this group of good tasting, good smelling foods is a great kidney and intestine cleanser. Eating any of these raw or cooked with another edible will be a refreshing treat to all of your body.
7. Cantaloupe, Cayenne (Capsicum)
This group has the most alkaline properties, antibacterial substances, and stress fighting factors. Again, a great reserve of vitamin A, low in sugars, and high in fiber; so much goodness, you will instantly feel cleansed and light inside.
8. Agar Agar (Organic Gelatin)
Not all gelatins are bad. Organic gelatin known as Agar Agar is made from seaweed and is easily digestible, making it a suitable option to use in dinners.
Luckily this one nutritionally quintessential vegetable has been part of the staple diet for many Western nations for ages now. However, children of most houses still tend to leave the broccoli on their plates untouched. We must make sit the many benefits of this jovial green vegetable including its high Vitamin A and C and calcium content. In addition to these, its alkaline nature will render you unfathomable good.
When life gives you lemons, eat them, because they are the best alkaline food out there! With an overwhelming pH of 9.0, nothing acidic survives a sprinkle of lemon drops. It instantly relieves heart burns, acidity, and many intrinsic and extrinsic viral infections. Also being an amazing liver tonic, it energizes your entire body with a new spirit.
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Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates and restaurants with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner.