Lately we get a lot of informations about the fact how certain foods we take are increasing or lowering the pH level in our body. These means that depending on what we eat,our body has a low- acidic pH level or high called alkaline pH level. Why is this important? Having more acid substances in your body means that you are accumulating the toxins released from them, which are directly responsible for having vulnerable immune system that leads to different diseases like: low blood pressure ,headaches,bad digestion, insomnia,heart disease, frequent infections, lack of energy and many others.
From the other side, consuming more alkaline foods, helps your body eliminate the toxins, keeps its pH balance normal which is crucial for normal functioning of all organs . But you should be also careful to not exaggerate with to much alkaline foods, because the high ph level is equally bad as low.
So, keeping a normal pH balance of your body is what you need for being healthy and full of energy!
You can easily test your pH level at home by using pH test strips for saliva and urine. The normal values are between 6.5 and 7.5, just follow the instructions of the strips and very fast you will find out whether you should go alkaline or not!
The fast way of living,bad eating habits, everyday stress,not exercising are usually increasing the acidity in your body,so next we’ll talk about some alkaline foods that will help you get back the normal pH balance.
1.Cucumber : this is a great vegetable, rich with vitamins and minerals,low calorie and thanks to its hydrating properties,is the most refreshing food ever!
Helps detox your body by cleaning your liver from all accumulated toxins, it’s a natural diuretic which means that stimulate the kidneys to eliminate the excess of uric acid. Because of these benefits, the cucumber is often used in almost every diet.
2.Almonds:in this group we can put nuts to,both reach with essential fatty acids, vitamins B,A but especially vitamin E which is the most powerful antioxidant and is also good for your skin and hair! Almonds are high in magnesium,zinc, potassium, they protect your heart and keep under control blood pressure and blood sugar.Definitely good choice for your health!
3.Aubergine or also known as eggplant: like the previous two,is high in antioxidants, fibers, vitamins, flavonoids like anthocyanins, they protect cells from free radicals and have anticancer function. To preserve all of these nutrients we recommend you to use the steam cooking method!
4.Cabbage: particularly good vegetable for your stomach ulcer, different infections,for your skin and liver and for your brain. Like all cruciferous vegetables, cabbage is a great source of minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium, from vitamins we’ll mention only vitamin C, K, A, and E,but is also rich in sulfur, iodine and antioxidants. Is best way to eat the cabbage raw!
5.Grapefruit: fruit with many healthy benefits, high in vitamins, minerals, fibers, antioxidants,reduce the acidity in your body,fights against fever, influenza and helps to keep the weight under control. In the juice of grapefruit is found an alkaloid called quinine, which is used to treat malaria. This is very alkaline fruit
and fits with every diet!
6.Orange: another citrus fruit rich with large amount of citrus acid that once metabolized have an alkalizing effect on the body. It’s very high in vitamin C,cleans urinary tract from toxins, lower cholesterol and protect skin from aging. Together with lemons and grapefruits,oranges are excellent choice for those who want to detox their bodies!
7.Lemon: this is the most alkaline citrus fruit despite its acidic nature and helps to keep body’s pH level. Added in a glass of water is great for detoxification of the liver, have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, high in many vitamins and minerals and many other benefits that will keep you healthy and balanced!
8.Basil: the healthiest herb in the world! It’s full of nutrients even more than above mentioned foods. Beside vitamins and minerals,basil is rich with omega 3 fatty acids,amino acids, copper, manganese, essential oils like linalool,eugenol, limonene and so on, and all of these ingredients decrease acid levels, improve your immune system,cure stomach problems, headaches, improves kidney’s function , your memory and concentration. Depending on your needs,use basil fresh or dry,in your favorite meals and salads, as a tea,as a spice or as essential oil.
9.Muskmelon or cantaloupe: the last from this group but not less important…90% of this fruit is water and that’s why is perfect for hydration. Contains beta carotene, antioxidants, vitamins, high potassium levels, everything that your body needs to remove unwanted toxins and acids. It’s best to eat it fresh and those who don’t like the muskmelon’s taste, can mixed it with other fruits in their favorite smoothies or fruit salads!
There are a lot of fruits and vegetables that will help you alkalize your body , you can choose from our list or seek for another appropriate for you, just alkalize yourself!