Our pH levels play an important role in our overall health, meaning if we want to stay healthy we need to maintain healthy values. Healthy pH levels are considered around 7,4, which is an alkaline range, anything below this value means that your body is acidic and could lead to health problems.
If we want to maintain an alkaline environment in our body we need to base our diet on healthy, alkaline food, include more alkaline fruits and veggies because this kind of diet is extremely beneficial for our overall health. On the other hand, we need to eliminate the consumption of foods that create an acidic environment in the body, among which artificial sweeteners, caffeine, refined junk food products, like sugar-loaded cereals, and alcohol. All of these foods can lead to major health problems and wreak havoc on our organism.
This vegetable has potent antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-carcinogenic properties. Consume as much as you can and don’t throw away the water in which you’ve cooked the cabbage. It’s extremely beneficial and you can use it in the preparation of sauces or drink it just like that.
I don’t think that there’s a person on this Earth who hasn’t heard about the health benefits of olive oil but let’s just repeat how good it is for your overall health. It’s rich in vitamin E and monounsaturated fatty acids like no other food.
Aside from regulating digestion, this fruit has an alkaline value of 8.5. Watermelon also belongs to this group because it has high fiber and water content. Melons abound in dietary fiber, vitamin A (beta-carotene), B6, C, potassium and folic acid and are excellent energy boosters
Forget about wheat, buckwheat is way better than that. It contains rutin, which gives you energy and can treat and even prevent strokes caused by broken veins or arteries. It can also help a lot in the treatment of broken veins and arteries.
Flax seed and flax seed oil
Flaxseed and flaxseed oil abounds in lignans, which improve the kidney’s function and successfully prevent colon, breast, and prostate cancer. Moreover, they abound in essential omega-3 fatty acids which are excellent for detoxifying the body, for regulating the blood pressure and reducing cholesterol levels. You can consume it like an oil or add the flaxseeds in your smoothies and salads.
Here’s a more extensive list of the best alkaline foods which you should consume every day:
- Brussels sprouts
- Lemon and lime
- Cabbage, sauerkraut
- Olives and olive oil
- Soybean sprouts
- Alfalfa sprouts
- Soy and soy products
- Green beans
- Green peas
- Wild rice
- Sesame seeds and tahini (sesame seed paste)
- Flax and flaxseed oil