Our bodies are normally alkaline and should be kept that way at all times. However, we live in a world where our bodies are more acidic than ever, with everything from the food we eat to the air we breathe creating an acidic environment in our body. This severely affects our immune system and makes us more prone to serious diseases including cancer.
Luckily, all the risk can be averted by alkalizing your body, and you can do it by including the following alkaline foods into your diet:
Besides being a potent alkaline food, Swiss chard has antibacterial and antiviral properties that can fight free radicals and germs in your body.
Any type of melon will clean your digestive tract, and they have a pH of 8.5, which is great. Furthermore, melons are rich in fiber and water which the body needs to work properly.
Buckwheat is rich in fiber which will boost your digestion and energy levels and help you start the day like you should.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E which will alkalize your body and prevent it from turning acidic.
Besides being alkaline, flaxseeds contain vitamin E and fiber that can reduce hot flashes during menopause.
Here’s a list of other powerful alkaline foods:
- Alfalfa sprouts
- Brussels sprouts