Top Weight Loss Alkaline Foods

Various foods exist on earth with different calorific values. Out of those, one needs to pick the foods with fewer calories if one wants to lose weight in a healthy manner. This is because a low calorie food generally will be alkaline and with high pH value. In this blog post, we bring in the top foods for weight loss.

Cabbage:

Firstly, let’s mention the zero calorie food which is Cabbage. Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C and a very good source of manganese. It really tops our list of foods for weight loss because consuming 100g of cabbage would help in burning calories faster. This is because human body takes more effort in digesting and assimilating the cabbage. Also, cabbage is a natural and effective cholesterol controller which makes it very attractive for weight loss.

Avocado:

Avocado is a unique fruit that is low in carbs and high in good fat. By good fat we mean monounsaturated oleic acid, the same type of fat found in olive oil. They also contain a lot of water. Studies show that the fats in Avocado can help in enhancing the nutrient uptake from the vegetable which is necessary for a balanced weight loss. The perfect way to eat Avocado is through alkaline salads with Avocado.

Cucumber:

Since cucumber has 95% of water in it, it makes it a powerful detox thereby helping in reducing the weight. A cup of cucumber is just 14 calories which is less than 1% of daily calorie intake of a normal adult. So, enjoy a cup of cucumber before your workout session. It would not only give you energy but will make the detox faster.

Grapefruit:

In a study of ninety people, eating half a grapefruit before meals helped in losing 3.5 pounds over a period of twelve weeks. So, what are you waiting for. Eat grapefruit everyday before your meal for better effective weight loss.

Top 4 Cucumber Recipes

Cucumber is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. It is one of the best Alkaline foods which raises the pH naturally. Rich in Vitamin K, it’s the best low calorie vegetable with a high amount of water (95%) content in it.

Below you’ll find our Top 5 cucumber recipes:

1. Cucumber / Avocado Soup

Avocado is the best friend of cucumber with a high pH value. So let’s start with a Cucumber / Avocado Soup recipe.

You need the following ingredients:
1 peeled & diced cucumber
1 diced avocado
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 jalapeno, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 cup non-fat plain yogurt
1 cup cold water
1 tsp. organic sea salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Directions:
Blend the above ingredients using a blender, cover bowl with plastic wrap, refrigerate for an hour, then spread the chopped cilantro on top of the soup. Ready to serve.

2. Cucumber Salad

If you are a Salad lover, this Cucumber Salad recipe is for you:

Ingredients:
2 sliced medium cucumbers
Half cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup water
1 tsp. raw cane sugar
1/2 tsp. organic sea salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper
Chopped fresh parsley

Directions:
Put the cucumber into a bowl.
In a tight container, shake all the other ingredients except parsley.
Mix the cucumber with the ingredients in the container.
Sprinkle the chopped parsley on top and serve to eat.

3. Cucumber Smoothie

Do you enjoy a smoothie in summer? Then this Cucumber recipe is for you:

Ingredients:
1 cucumber, diced
1 apple, diced
Few chopped mint leaves

Directions:
Blend the above ingredients with ice cubes in a blender. Ready to serve.

4. Cucumber Papaya Salad

If you have diabetes then this Cucumber Papaya Salad recipe is for you:

Ingredients:
2 sliced medium cucumbers
1/3 cup water
1 tsp. raw cane sugar
1/2 tsp. organic sea salt
1 large papaya, peeled and chopped

Directions:
Put the cucumber and papaya into a bowl.
Mix water with sugar and salt and add to the salad, mix well.
Sprinkle few papaya seeds if you like it to be creative and serve to eat.

More free alkaline recipes you’ll find here.