60 Alkaline Foods That Help Protect Against Heart Disease, Inflammation and Diabetes

Today we are going to talk about the importance of pH balance. The pH balance in the body is crucial to prevent different health problems and for the body to function properly.

pH means the power of hydrogen. It’s a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body. The total pH scale is from 1-14, and 7 is said to be neutral.

So, that means that a pH which is less than 7 is acidic and a pH bigger than 7 is alkaline or basic.

The ideal Ph is considered to be from 7.30 to 7.46. You may test your pH levels by using a piece of litmus paper in your urine or saliva first thing in the morning. Remember that you should do it before drinking or eating anything.

Jillian Levy, CHHC talks on this topic. Jillian says that many physicians stress the importance of lowering acidity and raising alkalinity with the help of an alkaline diet since a balanced pH protects people from the inside out.

Disorder and disease cannot take root in one’s body if their pH is in balance. So, are your pH levels in balance?

In most cases, your body keeps it pH balanced, but by following an alkaline diet you may prevent unhealthy organisms and microbes from flourishing, minerals being depleted, organs and tissues becoming damaged, and the immunity being compromised.

One 2012 review published in The Journal of Environmental and Public Health is about this topic. According to the review it’s generally accepted that today agricultural people follow a diet which is deficient in fiber, magnesium, and potassium.

But this diet is rich in chloride, simple sugars, sodium, and saturated fat. This leads to a diet which might induce metabolic acidosis mismatched to people’s genetically determined nutritional requirements.

But the unhealthy dietary habits, constant stress, polluted environment, unhealthy lifestyle, tend to make people’s body acidic and prone to different ailments and diseases.

Some alkaline foods might help restore the healthy state of one’s body and combat heart disease, diabetes, and inflammation.

Berries – healthy alkaline fruits, rich in antioxidants and fiber.

Melon – highly alkaline. Melon keeps the body healthy and hydrated.

Flax Seeds – potent anti-inflammatory properties, rich in fiber and vitamin E

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – rich source of vitamin E and monosaturated fats, combats acidosis

Swiss Chard – effectively alkalized the body, powerful antiviral, antibacterial and antioxidant properties

There are some alkaline foods that you should consider including in your diet. Below you will see some of them:

List of Alkaline Foods

Alkalizing Fruits

  • Pineapple
  • Apple
  • Dates
  • Tomato
  • Coconut
  • Avocado
  • Tropical Fruits
  • Banana
  • Apricot
  • Grapes
  • Tangerine
  • Figs
  • Lemon
  • Watermelon
  • Orange
  • Pineapple
  • Lime

Alkalizing Seasonings and Spices

  • All herbs
  • Cinnamon
  • Mustard
  • Chili pepper
  • Ginger
  • Curry
  • Tamari

Alkalizing Vegetables

  • Peas
  • Parsnips
  • Sprouts
  • Spirulina
  • Eggplant
  • Green Beans
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Chlorella
  • Beets
  • Alfalfa
  • Garlic
  • Barley Grass
  • Wild Greens
  • Wheat Grass
  • Celery
  • Cabbage
  • Spinach
  • Onions
  • Green Peas
  • Been Greens
  • Rutabaga
  • Dandelions
  • Beets
  • Sea veggies
  • Mustard Greens
  • Broccoli
  • Collard Green
  • Edible Flowers
  • Mushrooms

Other Alkalizing Foods

  • Mineral Water
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Bee Pollen
  • Molasses
  • Veggie Juices
  • Green Juices
  • Probiotic Cultures

Alkalizing Protein

  • Chestnuts
  • Tofu
  • Almonds
  • Millet
  • Tempeh

Source:
Healthy Food House