The modern lifestyle has had a major impact on our eating habits. Many people work so much that they don’t even have time to eat properly so they often choose a quick meal which is usually unhealthy. However, eating processed and GMO foods cause the pH levels of our body to drop which means it becomes acidic.
A healthy organism has an alkaline pH value, so eating too much junk food disrupts the normal pH levels of the body which affects the immune system. This in return causes many serious health conditions and even cancer.
You shouldn’t panic though. There are foods that can help your body’s pH value to become alkaline again thus protect you from future health problems.
These 5 are the most powerful alkalizing foods:
Swiss Chard – it eliminates free radicals, has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties
Melon – It has pH level of 8.5 which makes it super alkaline. Watermelon is particularly healthy since it contains 92% water and high fiber.
Buckwheat – An excellent replacement for wheat. It boosts your energy while protecting you from cardiovascular diseases
Olive oil – It is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E too.
Flax seed – Besides being alkaline, they are rich in fiber and vitamin E, they can treat inflammation, and are especially beneficial for menopausal women since they reduce hot flashes.
Other great alkaline foods:
Avocado- Is very healthy for the heart due to the monounsaturated fats in it
Bananas – Ripe bananas are a great superfood
Berries – Rich in antioxidants
Carrots – Improve eyesight due to the beta-carotene in them
Garlic – Excellent for blood pressure regulation
Broccoli – Lowers cholesterol if consumed steamed
Grapes – Also help lower blood pressure, rich in multivitamins and antioxidants
Pineapple – Promotes weight loss
Alfalfa sprouts – Contain enzymes that balance hormones in the body
Lemons – Help treat colds, cough and flu
Brussel sprouts – Able to prevent cancer
Sauerkraut – Increase probiotic intake by eating fermented foods
Cauliflower – A healthy replacement for bread
Grapefruit – Contain vitamin A and C
Seaweeds – Powerful acid reducers, also contain iron
Quinoa – Normalizes and maintains blood sugar levels
Cucumber – For healthy and youthful skin
Parsley – Cleanses the intestines
Mango – Cleanses the colon
Spinach – A multivitamin vegetable
Oranges – Treat colds very efficiently
Papaya – Cleanses the colon by working as a natural laxative