Improve you health with…Alkaline Foods

Hi my beautiful people! Busy week so far? Here’s how you can get a boost!  In last weeks post we talked about acid- forming foods and how they can accelerate disease processes when in excess. This week we want to look at some alkaline producing foods! Remember the acidity or alkalinity of the actual food  before it’s eaten is different than the acidity or alkalinity of the food after it’s eaten. See more about this on my previous post.

Did you know that just by adding more alkaline forming foods into our diet we can promote healing! Also even JUST by reducing acidic-forming foods in our diet we can fight disease. Watch this 6min video where Dr. Oz explains this well.

Heres a list of just some alkaline forming foods

  • Garlic
  • spinach
  • kale
  • cucumber
  • almonds
  • apple cider vinegar
  • tomatoes
  • Avocados
  • bell pepper

Basically most dark green leafy vegetables! You can start by just adding a few of the above list into your already existing diet. Enjoy!

xox

~A~

References

Spinach as a powerful antioxidant: Manach C, Scalbert A, Morand C, Rémésy C, Jiménez L. Polyphenols: food sources and bioavailability. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 May;79(5):727-47. 2004. PMID:15113710.

Tang J, Meng X, Liu H et al. Antimicrobial activity of sphingolipids isolated from the stems of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Molecules. 2010 Dec 15;15(12):9288-97. 2010.

Avocado & Inflammation: Rosenblat G, Meretski S, Segal J et al. Polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols derived from avocado suppress inflammatory response and provide non-sunscreen protection against UV-induced damage in skin cells. Arch Dermatol Res. 2010 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print]. 2010.

Pepper and Cancer: Ambrosini GL, de Klerk NH, Fritschi L et al. Fruit, vegetable, vitamin A intakes, and prostate cancer risk. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2008;11(1):61-6. 2008.

 

 

 

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