Our bodies are similar to pools in two ways: pools and humans are both bodies of water (pun very much intended), and we both have a pH level that needs to be monitored and maintained. pH stands for power of Hydrogen and shows the levels of Hydrogen ions in a given body .
The human body wants to be balanced, and for us a balanced pH level is slightly alkaline. The scale ranges from 0 – 14, the lower end of the scale is acidic, leaving the higher end to be alkaline. The perfect spot for our bodies is 7.30-7.45. How do we incorporate alkalines into our diets?
We Don’t Need Chlorine
An alkaline-diet helps you get up and go in the morning. It boosts your energy without a crash, and you feel more naturally awake in the morning. It’s also nearly impossible to lose weight if your body is over-acidic, which most of us are.
So I’ve compiled this comprehensive list of alkaline soups, salads, sides, snacks, and meals. Try as many as you’d like and share your favorite with us on Facebook.
Mushrooms help neutralize stomach acids and carrots are a great source of B-vitamins, and other minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium. Plus with a wonderful colour, texture, and taste, how could you say no to this soup?
A perfect summer soup. Avocados are the food most typically associated with an alkaline diet. They are rich in potassium which regulates blood pressure, and the fatty-acids lower your cholesterol.
All dark leafy greens are high on the alkaline scale, and broccoli is no exception. Mixed with avocado, you’ve got a soup that is high in alkaline-forming properties, and high is amazing-taste as well.
You’ll notice that avocado shows up in most of these recipes. Wild garlic is also a huge health-booster with more minerals than regular garlic, it is the healthiest choice for salads.
Always go fresh – fresh veggies for your salad, fresh herbs and cold-pressed oils for dressings will keep you feeling fresh all day long.
Cucumber, garlic, and sesame seed oil – that’s it here. Super easy, super alkaline, this simple salad is a great start to your alkaline dinner.
A mediterranean diet is one of the best. All fresh veggies help you live a happier, more holistic lifestyle.
Snacks and Sides
Low in calories, high in vitamin C, folic acid, and beta carotene, bell peppers are a great alkaline food. Again, the mediterranean diet wins.
Brussels sprouts are super-high in alkaline salts and minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and other minerals including iron. This side is good for the whole family!
A popular appetizer with guests, you can also serve it without the potatoes as a dip.
Every ingredient in this will help balance your pH levels and fill you up! A great ease-in to the alkaline diet.
An alkaline diet doesn’t mean you need to give up pasta. Just remember to use quinoa or spelt pasta, always use lots of fresh veggies, and leave out the red meat.
The original recipe is from a family in Switzerland, and contains interesting herbs and rich alkaline veggies. Try it today, and let us know how it goes!
Traditionally a stewed French dish, this ratatouille is all alkaline forming, so dig in and bon apetit.
Pumpkins are high in alkaline forming properties and low in calories, which makes them a perfect potato patty pair.
Sounds weird, tastes great. Low in calories and totally alkaline, cucumbers are also great helps to your kidneys, bladder, and liver.
This anytime snack gives energizes you any time of the day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, or beyond! Stay smooth with this Power Smoothie
Green shakes and smoothies are always jam-packed with vitamins, nutrients, and alkaline-forming foods. Give this drink a try when you need a power boost.
Don’t just sit around all day! Shake a leg, throw the ingredients in a blender, and you’re ready – ready for energy, a happy gut, and a healthy life.
Here’s a chart to quickly remember which foods are alkaline forming and which will give your body an excess of acid.