Top six alkaline foods to eat every day for vibrant health

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by Angela Doss – Natural News

The typical American diet is a deadly one, consisting primarily of toxic and acid-forming foods like processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, conventionally produced meats and dairy, and hidden genetically modified organisms. All this, combined with a plethora of other challenging environmental factors (such as lack of rest, psychological stress, and pharmaceutical drugs), mean it’s no wonder that more and more people are being diagnosed with chronic, degenerative illnesses or otherwise deadly conditions for which modern conventional medicine claims to have no known cure.

One of the basic underlying problems with this unsustainable lifestyle – and there are many – is the average consumer’s lack of understanding that the body must balance the blood’s pH levels at a slightly alkaline level of 7.365 in order to survive. When a person ingests food to “burn” for fuel, the digestive and metabolic process transforms it into a kind of ash which is either acidic or alkaline. The laws of modern biochemistry further explain that it is not the organic matter of foods (whether the food itself is acidic or alkaline), but their inorganic matter (such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, phosphorous; that is, how they break down in our bodies), that determines either the acidity or alkalinity of this ashy residue.

For this reason, and because all foods in nature contain both acid and alkaline-forming elements according to the Conscious Living Center, balance is either achieved or thwarted as a direct result of the foods we choose to eat. Too many acid-forming foods can have dire consequences for our health, with “acidosis” being a common diagnosis in diabetics, for example. This is because when the nutrients required to maintain this slightly alkaline state cannot be obtained from food, the body will instead draw from its own stores, like the bones or other vital tissues – damaging its ability to repair itself and detoxify heavy metals, thereby making a person more vulnerable to fatigue and illness. And the margin for error is small. Even an only slightly acidic pH of 6.9 can actually lead to coma and death.

Of course, the ultimate goal is balance. Eating too many alkalizing foods can lead to its own fair share of complications over time, but the risk of this is seemingly less likely, given the current sorry state of today’s highly addictive consumerist diet.

To combat the effects of such a diet, here are six of the most alkaline-forming foods to work into your everyday meals:

1. Root vegetables

Due to the healing “yang” nature of these foods in traditional Chinese medicine, and their tendency to be more rich in minerals than many other vegetables, it may be safe to say that you can’t get enough of them. Look for radishes especially (black, red or white), as well as beets, carrots, turnips, horseradish and rutabaga. Ready to eat after steaming for just 15-20 minutes, root vegetables will help you feel both satiated and better grounded.

2. Cruciferous vegetables

These are the veggies we all know and love, made even more delicious with just a small amount of healthy, homemade sauce like pesto. Choose from broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and the like.

3. Leafy greens

These include kale, Swiss chard, turnip greens and spinach – of which spinach may in fact be the best pick. Known especially for its rich vitamin K and folate content, spinach is also packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants and fiber, helping to improve digestion and even vision.

4. Garlic

A true miracle food, garlic appears at the top of innumerable lists of foods that encourage overall health, and alkaline-forming food is no exception. Among its other benefits are its ability to promote cardiovascular and immune health by lowering blood pressure, cleansing the liver and fighting off disease.

5. Cayenne peppers (capsicum)

As part of a family of potent, tropical peppers which contain enzymes essential to endocrine function, cayenne is among the most alkalizing foods. It is known for its antibacterial properties and is a rich supply of vitamin A, making it a helpful agent in fighting off the harmful free radicals that lead to stress and illness.

6. Lemons

Lemons may be the most alkalizing food of all. As a natural disinfectant, it can heal wounds while also providing potent and immediate relief for hyperacidity and virus-related conditions, as well as coughs, colds, flu and heartburn. Lemon also works to energize the liver and promote detoxification.

So it can’t hurt to think twice about what’s on your plate at your next meal, but not doing so might. Just applying that age-old motherly advice to “eat your vegetables” can be a solid first step in achieving better health.

214 Comments on Top six alkaline foods to eat every day for vibrant health

  1. I’m not trying to turn you on im trying to ask the best questions I can to get you to articulate evidence… It may bother you but even if I am ignorant of certain facts this convo serves as a forum to learn something new which is always great for me even if being proved wrong is the catalyst… If you get irritated this easy over explaining to someone who doubts but still wants to learn I really don’t want to turn you on… I ask the best questions I know to gain information and I apologize if they aren’t sugar coated or slightly presumptuous but I’m not just arguing for the fuck of it… I’m really taking in everything you say and storing it even if I ask for more verification!!! Peace Queen and thank you sincerely for the exchange… I learned more!!!

  2. You jumped on my post demonizing lemons remember??? The truth stands alone and doesn’t need defense lol… If you got tired of answering questions that shows your foundation isn’t that strong… I’d have A field day eplaining something I knew was factual to someone who kept asking questions for me to knock out of the park with the truth everytime… It should be light work if it was personal clinical research that was done …

  3. First it was acid… And now it’s the amount of acid because I mentioned it lol… Does a lemon not have benefits of vitC??? Amount is not the point because I could be using a very little… You still haven’t explained how all citrus grafted or not aren’t related… If they are related then the same properties apply but just on a different level… So you’re wrong about lemons being all bad!!! Too many Pomelos or mandarins in your body and I bet your bodies pH will be acidic!!!

  4. Sorry lol… That wasn’t an evidentiary response… You don’t get to choose what should exist and what shouldn’t because of its potential to be susceptible or not to earthly stimuli… The creator can only say whether it or them are abominations… Not related??? Can you graft an apple to and pomelo or mandarin??? Graft not genetic manipulation… Heard of a Liger??? Was it grafted and because it has less of an advantage in the wild does that dismiss the importance of its life???

  5. Everything… If they’re related and they have the same properties how can one be beneficial and not the offspring??? Have you done personal clinical research to confirm these findings that they are actually bad because of the grafting and because it’s not found in nature on its own… You can’t get a mixed child without mixing different parents… Is that child now bad for the world because it couldnt happen in nature on its own??? It’s not like gmo because they are directly related, no???

  6. LaLa T. It’s a symphony not a lemon fest lol… I’m sure dining on lemons alone will have terrible results but to say lemons don’t mix with everything else to create equilibrium or a balanced pH sounds like God made a mistake with lemons lol… Were they created hybrids by man or nature???

  7. LaLa T. Talk to me… Lemons are alkaline… Maybe more acidic than limes but still one of the most alkaline… I hear the interaction with water and the body create the alkalinity… If you have better info learn me!!!

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  9. are there folks out there with considerably higher life-expentacy than Americans? And if so, are there any other varialbles that could affect that outcome besides diet? I don’t mean to be a prick, but we all eat – we all die, therefor diet is obiously deadly…I’m just not aware of any peer-reviewed science that proves eating A vs. B or not eating A vs. B extends life=expentancy…I know there are lots of myths, but I am a faithful skeptic (nice irony huh?) in what “they” say….

  10. The bloods PH level is only regulated by our bodies there is nothing we can do to change that and if we could we would die rapidly that’s why it’s out of our control. I bought an electro magnetic water alkalizer for $1200.00
    I didn’t notice any health benefits after using it for 2 yrs. It’s a scam. We cannot drink oxygen to get it into the blood stream. The only way we get oxygen into the blood stream is through our lungs. Over oxygenating our water can kill the good bacteria in our gut.

  11. Your Body is over 70% Water.
    Water is Everything to your health…
    Every cell in your body is made of water and generates its own electricity. Your body needs LIVING water.
    Bottled or Distilled water doesn’t belong in your body.
    Bottled and Distilled Waters are DEAD waters…
    Drink Toxic DEAD Acidic Bottled Waters and Stay Sick.
    Drink healthy LIVING Alkaline Pi-Mag Water and become healthy again..
    It really is just that simple..
    Alkaline Water get rid of oxidative stress in your body…

    The ideal water for the human body should be alkaline and this requires the presence of minerals like calcium and magnesium.
    Purified water (REVERSE OSMOSIS & Distilled ) tends to be acidic and can only be recommended as a way of drawing poisons out of the body. Once this is accomplished, the continued drinking of purified water is a bad idea. Earth Patriot

  12. The PH of the blood fluctuates slightly, beyond the very slight fluctuations up or down we die. Blood pH levels are not affected by food or drinks It regulates itself. Food or drinks can effect the PH saliva and urine but that’s not an indication of the pH in the blood. At the bottom of this there is a logical article explaining this. You do need to eat healthy, exercise and keep your stress levels low. The best health book I’ve read is ‘the perfect health diet By Paul jaminet. It is a very balanced a sustainable way of eating.

  13. Benefits of lemon juice
    Lemon juice may not do much for your pH control, but it can provide other benefits. Its high concentration of vitamin C promotes immune system strength, increasing your body’s ability to fight off illness and disease. One ounce of lemon juice provides 23 percent of adults’ daily need for vitamin C. Lemon juice also provides a nutritious, low-calorie way to add flavor to your water. Choosing water with a splash of lemon juice instead of a 20-ounce soda saves you up to 18 teaspoons of sugar and 240 calories. Because sugary fare causes your body to excrete excess acid, doing so will also produce less acidic urine.

  14. THANKS FOR THIS POST. The body cannot become ill in an alkaline state. As a health coach, I teach clients how to eat for alkalinity, taste, nutrition and fat-blasting. For tips and info on my next online class, feel free to friend me.

  15. whoever believes this knows nothing of how human physiology actually works. Your stomach maintains a pH of between 1.5 and 3 because that is NECESSARY for digestion. And your body is designed to maintain its acid-base balance no matter what you eat. But I realize I am wasting my time. I like some of the information on this site but most of it is unfounded and just plain wrong. Unliking . . .

  16. Are you a physician Ryan Rufner? I am glad you can tell me how my body works. I wish I would have just called on you instead of spending the last ten years suffering and figuring it out on my own! Thank God I don’t know you in person!

  17. Cody Nabors your not to bright! A high alkaline diet keeps an acidic environment from becoming free radical cancer cells just for start. It increases weight loss efforts, and I am sure there are a ton of other reasons. Why do people who aren’t interested in increasing their knowledge doing posting here!

  18. Stephanie, if you only give your body acid foods to work with it will not keep up a good ph. So yes it does regulate itself but there is only so much it can do. And you are so right – God’s food is the way to having a good ph and a better life.

  19. I thought your blood ph regulated itself, but I do understand that eating chemicals is not good for you. Eating a high sugar diet is not good. Eat God’s food and live a better life….<3

  20. People check the alkaline scale in their swimming pool everyday,and never check the alkaline scale in their body!When your body is alkaline your immune system is working,when your immune system is working your body can fight off most any illness.

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