What is alkaline and what is acidic?
If you tested your pH level right now, you could immediately determine if you are alkaline or acidic. If your body was alkaline, you could expect to feel great and have a light body, positive mood, and strong immune system. If your body was acidic, you could expect to feel heavy, gain weight, and experience pain and inflammation in the body. Certain foods have an acidifying effect on the body after consumption, and certain foods have an alkalizing effect. You can assist your body to maintain its acid-alkaline balance to some degree by eating and drinking alkaline or acidic foods.
Relaxation and feelings of love and joy create an alkaline environment, where stress creates an acidic environment within the body. When your body is alkaline you can experience weight loss, energy, healing, strong immune system, no pain and no bloating, and a feeling of vibrancy.
1. Drink lemon water
You might think lemon is acidic because of it's sourness but it actually leaves an alkaline ash in the body. Start the day by drinking a big glass of lemon water, squeeze 1 lemon into 2 cups of water. You can also squeeze lemon over your salads or vegetables. Mixing lemon juice and olive oil is an excellent alkalizing salad dressing.
2. Eat natural sweets Watermelon, Apples, Pears, Dates
These are the most alkalizing fruits. When you are craving something sweet fill your body up on these "natures candy" which will also keep your body out of acidic zone!
3. Eat Asparagus
Eat asparagus at least once per week! Asparagus is extremely alkalizing as well as an anti-bacterial. Eat it raw if you can, or add it to your juice or smoothies. You could also steam it, and stir fry it.
4. Leafy Greens including Spinach and Parsley
You could add spinach, parsley, lettuce, collard greens and kale to a smoothie. You could also make it into a juice and use some green apple to make it nice and sweet. To make an alkalizing salad add spinach, parsley, lettuce, collard greens and cilantro to a bowl. Then add some avocado and use a dressing of olive oil and lemon!
Enjoy this "Green Salad" recipe that is highly alkaline!
Makes 1 epically massive salad for 1-4 people! Get creative with this. Add watermelon and pear to make it sweeter. Make it bright!
½ a lettuce ripped into smaller pieces
½ a kale ripped into smaller pieces
10 raw asparagus
1 cup spinach
1 handful fresh parsley
1 large radish finely sliced
1 avocado cut into cubes or slices
1 cucumber chopped into cubes
1 clove of garlic diced
1 green chilli chopped into small pieces
1 small piece of ginger diced
1 purple onion chopped in thin slices
1 cup of alfalfa sprouts
1 green apple chopped into thin slices
1 celery stalk chopped into cubes
1 lemon, juiced for the dressing
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil for dressing
1. Combine all ingredients together and toss in a bowl!
2. Drizzle with olive oil and a squeeze of a lemon for the dressing.
5. Eat root vegetables including Onions, Garlic, Beet and Sweet Potato
Isn't is great news that sweet potatoes are alkalizing? These root vegetables provide a lot of health benefits to the body including being alkaline. You can juice these ingredients to consume them raw, or boil them into a soup, bake them or stir fry them!
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