You are here: Home Food & Kitchen Beverages Alkaline Eating for Better Body Chemistry, PH Levels, and Overall Health Alkaline Eating for Better Body Chemistry, PH Levels, and Overall Health by lucille October 15, 2009, 6:43 pm Going to a body and nutrition expert with my husband is one of the best things we’ve done for ourselves. What was the key take away? Warning! Turn Alkaline! Turn Alkaline? Are we magicians? Well according to biochemists we are! You can change your body chemistry with what you eat! Chemicals have seeped into foods, air, and water, which in turn lower our system’s ability to control the chemistry of our body fluids, increasing illness and chronic disease. The sad fact is that most food consumption in the wealthiest nations has shifted from nutritious raw foods to low nutritional value processed foods and we need to shift it back. Now that our total biological terrain is at risk, we urgently need to do some clean up by shifting our body chemistry back to the raw, organic foods it was designed to function on as we’ve evolved. Below I’ve listed out a quick list of the good foods (alkaline) to treat your body to often… Overall, our body needs balanced quantities of alkaline substances and acids. Imbalance can result in health problems ranging from headaches, depression, arthritis, back pain, ulcers, and osteoporosis to minor skin irritations, and chronic fatigue. “Most people consume an abundance of highly processed foods that acidify the body and, as a result, are afflicted with many of these ailments and a simple change in diet to restore your acid-alkaline balance to result in a vast improvement in health.” Acid Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health Here Is a List of Alkaline Foods: (Please note that organics have a higher alkaline content) Vegetables Cucumber Alfalfa Wheat Grass Soy Sprouts Sprouted Chia Seeds Sprouted Radish Seeds Barley Grass Soy Sprouts Dandelion Cabbage Cayenne Pepper Celery Chives Endive Green Beans Garlic Lamb’s Lettuce Leeks Spinach Sorrel Watercress Red Cabbage Spicy and Sweet Peppers Zucchini Cauliflower Lettuce Onion Peas Root Vegetables Summer Black Radish Red Radish Beet Carrot Horseradish Turnip Kohlrabi Rutabaga Potatoes Asparagus Fruits Avocado Tomato Fresh Lemon Limes Grapefruit (all acidic citrus turns alkaline in the body) Oranges Pomelo Strawberry Apple Pear Grapes and Raisins Bananas Papaya Tropical Fruit (Most fruits balance to alkaline if consumed moderately) Non-Stored Organic Grains And Legumes Lima Beans Soy Nuts Soybeans, Fresh White Beans (Navy Beans) Granulated Soy (ground and cooked Soy Beans) Soy Flour Tofu Lentils Buckwheat Groats Spelt Nuts Almonds (soaked overnight boosts their alkalinity) Brazil Nuts Seeds Wheat Kernel Pumpkin Seeds Sunflower Seeds Caraway Seeds Fennel Seeds Flax Seeds Cumin Seeds Sesame Seeds Here Is an Acidic Food List: (Please note that these are to be consumed scarcely or not at all when on the alkaline diet) Acid Protein Beef, Buttermilk, Milk, Cream, Chicken, Clams, Cottage cheese, Crab, Duck, Eggs, Goose, Lamb, Lobster, Nuts, Oyster, Pork, Raw sugar, Shrimp, Turkey, Veal (all animal products produce acid build up in the body) Starch Barley, Beans, Bread, Cereals, Chestnuts, Corn, Cornmeal, Crackers, Cornstarch, Grapenuts, Gluten flour, Lentils, Macaroni, Oatmeal, Peanuts, Rice, Rye flour, Sauerkraut, Tapioca Acidic Fruit Prunes, Cranberries, Plums, (and some say) Blueberries. Neutral Foods Avocado, Olive Oil, Sesame, Coconut, Soy, Sunflower Oil, Safflower Oil, Sweet potatoes, Millet. The list is longer and differs from individual to individual, yet this will give you an idea of what to look for at the market. Drinking plenty of water (there are water alkalizers available too) is always important. All fresh juices and health elixirs like Kombucha have high alkaline concentrations. This alkaline diet is recommended for those recovering from illnesses that range from simple colds to serious cancer. It seems obvious, that fresh fruits and vegetables are good for you, yet when we research deeper we see that certain foods can make the body grin, smile and jump for joy. A cucumber, for example, rates at the top of the alkaline scale, whereas lettuce falls low on the scale. So try a fun cucumber salad, next time your feeling sluggish and see if it gives your body the healthy boost it needed. If you are off-balance then shift to an 80 percent alkaline and twenty percent acidic diet for re-balancing. Over the next few posts, I will be sharing some alkaline recipes that have nourished us back into balance. Above image is in the public domain. See more Previous article Take a Hint from the Brazilian Mint Next article The Cooperative Economy: REI’s Commitment to Serving the Planet’s Stewards 5 Comments Leave a Reply How about wine? Reply While all alcohol is acidic, a nice sangria with mixed alkaline fruits like a sparkling citrus sangria or a red strawberry and sliced grape sangria with apple would balance it out, I think. Reply Remember if you can’t finish your veggies, freeze them for cooling drinks. Plus when it is in season watermelon is alkaline. Reply For sure, and dried sea veggies are alkaline rich, it could be spirulina or nori seaweed, to red seaweeds and wakame: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakame Reply this list is a lie most all fruits are acidic and dont balece Reply 2 Pings & Trackbacks Pingback:Organic Orange, Beet and Lemon Zest Salad with Delicious Toppings : Eat. Drink. Better. Pingback:Latest acidic body versus alkaline news – Alkaline Eating for Better Body Chemistry, PH Levels, and Overall … Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.