Take a stroll through your kitchen pantry and fridge and, more than likely, they’re lacking in alkaline foods. The majority of households in the Western world consume mostly acidic foods that overload our bodies with toxins, causing bloating, premature aging, and weight gain.

Adopting a more alkaline diet is a step toward better health.

Alkalinity for Optimal Performance

The inner “ecology” of your body is a system of organs and functions that allows your body to function properly. Having an exceptional body ecology requires a delicate acid/alkaline balance. Too much acidity can overtax our cells and organs and cause clogging of the digestive system and other bodily malfunctions.

Is Your Body Too Acidic?

Here are some signs that your inner ecology is too acidic:

  • Constipation and bloating
  • Lack of energy and focus
  • Weight issues
  • Poor complexion
  • Gum disease, tooth decay or bad breath
  • Frequent colds and flu
  • Muscle and joint pain

Acid-Forming Foods

Although the following list of foods has nutritional benefits, they are nonetheless acid-forming and should be consumed occasionally.

  • Animal protein and fish
  • Milk and dairy
  • Vegetable protein (chickpeas, lentils, and some soy products)
  • Bread
  • Refined oils and fats
  • Refined sugar
  • Caffeine and alcohol

Benefits of Alkaline Foods

  • Slows down aging by incorporating antioxidant-rich foods into the diet
  • Renews energy by eliminating processed, heavy foods
  • Encourages weight loss through eating more fruits and vegetables
  • Reduces bloating and constipation by encouraging regularity
  • Improves mood and brain function
  • Decreases food allergies
  • Increases fertility by stabilizing hormone balance

Alkaline-Forming Foods

  • Vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, spinach, kale, salad leaves, potatoes, sweet potatoes, sprouts, beets, cucumber)
  • Fruits (bananas, watermelon, papaya, mango)
  • Grains (quinoa, amaranth, rye, buckwheat)
  • Herbs (basil, rosemary, thyme)
  • Almonds
  • High-quality oils (flax seed, olive oil, pumpkin seed oil, hempseed oil)
  • Pure and mineral water, herbal tea
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