The importance of having an alkaline body and keeping it that way is enormous. Human blood is a little alkaline with a pH range around 7.35-7.45, but our stomach is very acidic so it can break down and process foods.
Eating a lot of acidic foods like processed meat, processed sugar, caffeine, and alcohol can lead our bodies to be more often in an acidic state which has a negative impact on our health. Many diseases come from not caring enough what we eat and drink, so more and more people struggle with chronic illnesses, weight gain, and diabetes, etc.
The easiest way to nurture your blood and body is substituting acidic foods with more nutrient-rich, fresh fruits and vegetables that are stacked with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Dark Leafy Greens are an excellent choice for creating an alkaline environment throughout the body.
They are rich in minerals, Vitamin C, B6 and folate and they are low in cholesterol and sodium.
Kale, lettuce, spinach, arugula and all other leafy greens make the grade.
The dark leafy greens are rich in bioflavonoid Quercetin which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help and promotes the healthy function of our immune system.
Other green vegetables that have the same properties are broccoli, green peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, and celery.
Vegetables that are not part of the green leafy family but are highly alkaline are carrots, onions, garlic, radishes, and potatoes.The family of beans is also alkaline and their representative members are soybeans, lima beans, beans, and peas.
The varieties of grapes are one of the most potent for alkalizing the body. The fresh and ripe grapes and very great source of dietary fiber, antioxidants and Vitamin B1 and B6.
Watermelon is not only delicious, it also has abundant health benefits. It helps you remain hydrated, improves heart health, decreases inflammation and oxidative stress and can improve digestion.
Lemons are in the family of citrus fruits and one might think that they would have an acidifying effect on the human body, but the citric acid in them has an alkalinizing effect. It is one of the most alkaline fruits. In the list of fruits with alkalinizing effect on the body, we must include figs, ripe bananas, grapefruits, lime, pineapples, pears and even the chia seeds.