Top 11 alkaline foods

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Our bodies digest almost everything what enter in him. In the remains of food after digestion it can be measured pH value. Ph determined the chemical reaction of food which is eaten and with this method we can see if the food was acid or alkaline. Our bodies are alkaline by nature and it is not pleasant to us to eat too much acidic foods.

Ph stands for “potential of hydrogen” which will indicate the acidity or alkalinity of certain foods, on the scale from 0 to 14th

When the pH is 7, this means that neither is alkaline nor it is acidic, ie the value is neutral. All the food that has a pH below 7 is acidic, while those above 7 is alkaline.

Is lemon sour or alkaline?

Like many types of fruits and vegetables before we ate, it was sour. But after digestion in the body, its pH value is increased thanks to potassium. (Potassium is highly alkaline).

And contrary – most foods of animal origin and dairy products will before they enter the organism to be alkaline, but after digestion their pH value decreases.

The reason is high protein value of these foods – proteins reduce the value of amino acids.

What is really vital for alkalinity of our body, and balanced pH, is sufficient water intake. Remember that the water intake is also important as food intake. Our body contains 70% water. The blood contains 94% water, which shows how much fluid intake is important. Drink water with good quality, clean water, and avoid flavored water, which may contain artificial sweeteners. They are full of dangers – they will worsen healthy pH value of the body, and they are proven as carcinogens.

Super alkaline foods

1. Buckwheat

Excellent replacement for wheat and its products. It is rich in fiber, contains rutin, which energizes us. It is excellent in the treatment and prevention of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

It is good for women who have a higher number of cracked capillaries.

An excellent choice for a morning, day and evening meal. Buckwheat is recommended food for people with diabetes because of its low glycemic index.

It is important for those who have heart problems, since it is rich in magnesium and potassium, which together not only strengthen our heart, but also bones.

2. Chard

Similar to spinach, this type of alkaline vegetables has a bitter and slightly salty taste, which reduces appetite and helps regulate a healthy body weight. Substances from spinach stops the growth of cancer cells – they slows breast cancer by stopping reproduction of DNA in the cell. It is rich in folate, has anticancer activity, is a good source of iron, vitamin C and vitamin K.

At the same time, chard is rich in minerals calcium and magnesium, which are known to soothe and is excellent in the nutritional treatment of hypertension.

3. Cabbage and Sauerkraut

The best cabbage is the green cabbage because it contains the highest concentration of healthy nutrients.
Fresh and pickled cabbage has antiviral, antibacterial and anticancer activity. It is rich not only in vitamin C, A and E but also in essential minerals such as calcium, which is important for heart health, nervous and skeletal system.

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It contains magnesium, which promotes the health of nerves and muscles, and potassium, which is important for healthy kidney function.

4. Grapefruit

Enzymes from grapefruit burnes fats and speed up ‘dormant’ metabolism. Grapefruit helps the elimination of toxins from the body.

According to recent studies, one grapefruit a day can be a protector of brain stroke.

5. Avocado

It is rich in vitamin E, healthy essential fatty acids and linoleic acid and B vitamins.
Avocado contains plenty of lutein, making it the ideal food for eye health and the prevention of macular degeneration.

6. Apple and Pear

Its main characteristic is to deeply cleanse the body.

Therefore it is not surprising that there are detoxification programs that do not offer anything other than apples and pears. Pectin – soluble dietary fiber – is another common characteristic of apple and pear. It is known that reduces bad cholesterol, prevents constipation and diarrhea. Pear helps healthier work of the thyroid, which causes failure of the many unpleasant symptoms, including weight gain.

Apple contains kvecertin – a strong antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory activity, but is mainly concentrated just below the bark. Therefore, to take this valuable nutrient in your body, dial ecological apples that you do not need to peel!

7. Celery

This root not only eliminates toxins, but also relaxes body and protects the heart. He makes calories to go in the “minus” – as soon as you eat it, it creates negative calories, or consumes more calories for digestion in the body than the actual calorific value.

8. Broccoli

Broccoli and other vegetables from the same family brassicas – Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage, is full of healthy nutrients. With the wealth of vitamin C, contains calcium, folic acid, beta-carotene and is an ideal vegetable for our lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, especially the colon.

It helps the liver to better eliminate toxins from the body.

9. Flax and linseed oil

They are rich in lignans, which help prevent breast cancer, uterine and prostate, and they are rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids. It is ideal for the cleaning program of the organism, natural remedy for constipation, reduce cholesterol and regulate blood sugar.

Flax is an excellent choice for those who have sensitive digestive system and for those who suffering from ulcers.

10. Olive oil and olives

Olive oil and olives are common foods in Mediterranean climate and belong to the top of alkaline foods.

Rich in monounsaturated fats, olive oil contains the antioxidant vitamin E, which reduces the risk of damage and inflammation cells.
Polyphenols in olive oils have anti-inflammatory activity and reduce the symptoms of asthma, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Olives and their oil have a number of health benefits, but they contain more vitamin E, lutein and phytosterols.
They supply body with valuable vitamins soluble in fats.

Olive oil and olives have another important function – belong to the food that rejuvenates.
It is best to use extra virgin olive oil.

11. Quinoa

We could call it a super-grain, although it is not really a grain, but the seed of foliage plants which is relative of spinach. It is rich in iron, potassium, riboflavin, B6, niacin, thiamine, magnesium, zinc, manganese and folic acid. It contains high-quality protein.

This alkaline foods do not contain gluten and is ideal for those who have intolerance to this protein from wheat.

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