One of the most dangerous diets for our health is definitely the typical American. It contains plenty of refined grains, processed sugars, conventionally produced meats, artificial sweeteners, dairy, as well as hidden genetically modified organisms. When it’s combined with our environment, medicines and stress, we can see that numerous people have dangerous illnesses and diseases which become chronic and for many of them, there isn’t a cure.
Our lifestyle is the most common cause. We need to have the pH levels of our blood at an alkaline level. The moment we intake food, or body transforms it into alkaline or acidic ash. According to modern biochemistry, it isn’t the organic matter of food which will make it alkaline or acidic, but the inorganic matter which comprises: phosphorous, calcium, potassium, sulfur, magnesium and sodium.
Actually, every food in nature contains elements which are alkaline and the ones which are acidic. For example, foods which contain more acidic elements can cause “acidosis” which is very common for diabetics. The body can’t obtain the alkaline compounds from food, so it causes fatigue or illnesses. There is even a case with a slightly acidic pH of 6.9 that led the patient to coma and then, death.
Balance is what we need. We need to intake more foods that are alkaline every day and create balance.
These are 6 of the most alkaline-forming foods ever:
1. Root vegetables
These foods have been used in the in traditional Chinese medicine because of their healing “yang” nature. They contain more minerals than any other vegetable and you can eat them as much as you want to. You can choose: rutabaga, radishes (red, black or white), beets, horseradish, carrots and turnips. Just steam them for 15 or 20 minutes and they’re ready to eat!
2. Cruciferous vegetables
Just add a little bit of homemade pesto and these vegetables will be very tasty. Use Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower.
3. Leafy greens
These vegetables include: spinach, kale, turnip greens and Swiss chard. Spinach is the most abundant in vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin K and folate. It also contains plenty of fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals that will improve your vision as well as your digestion.
Garlic is an amazing vegetable. It decreases our blood pressure, helps our heart, cleans the liver and helps us fight numerous illnesses and diseases.
5. Cayenne peppers (capsicum)
Cayenne is also considered to contain plenty of alkaline compounds as well as vitamin A. It’s an amazing vegetable that will help you against the free radicals.
Lemons are considered to be the most alkalizing food even though they are acidic in taste. They can help us against the flu and colds, heartburn and they also promote the process of detoxification.
Try to intake these as well as other vegetables more often. Only they will help you have an improved organism and an optimal health!
Article and image source: realfarmacy.com