What are Alkaline Foods

Many experts believe that consuming alkaline foods can make a big difference in people’s health. Years ago alkaline nutrition was very common in society. Because of that, health problems were quite different from those found in recent times. The appearance of fast foods quickly changed the way people eat.

It is a bit unusual to see people eating fruits or vegetables but is quite common to see almost everybody consuming very large portions of meats and sugary foods. The radical change in the eating habits has brought many consequences to the world’s population. The sudden uprising of many diseases that were rare must be a warning for us to adjust our diet.

Our bodies require a balanced ph to work in the most efficient manner. The ph can be understood as a measure of the alkalinity or acidity of a water solution. The natural environment inside our cells is alkaline and so is the space between the cells. Most people are not aware that the origin of many chronic conditions that we are seeing today comes from frequently consuming big quantities of acidic food. The ingestion of too much acidic food can lead to an acidic ph in the cells and the blood.

Needless to say conditions like cancer and even viral infections require an acidic ph to spread through the body.

The best way to prevent such health problems from happening is by eating a diet rich in alkaline foods. That kind of food makes the cell environment unlikely for virus and bacterial infections. 

Other conditions that can be prevented with a slightly more alkaline diet compared to what we currently eat are: arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, acid reflux, indigestion and more.

Remember that the body requires approximately an 80% of alkalinity in your meals to remain healthy so getting the appropriate foods can make the difference. Meats, fish and milk derivates are highly acidic, so you must limit the amount of them as possible.

Fruits and vegetables are the key factors in an alkaline diet.

Carrots and apple

Some of the most popular alkaline foods are: avocados, beets, carrots, radish, apples, celery, pineapples, potatoes, white cabbage and olive oil. These foods are normally very high in antioxidants plus they are a great source of vitamins, minerals and can lower your blood pressure. Other benefits are hormone stabilization and sugar level regulation. 

Remember that natural food equals good health.


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