For the human body to function properly, it is built to maintain a healthy balance of acidity and alkalinity naturally. But then, we are often used to foods that cause our bodies to be in a constant state of acidity, which can lead to severe conditions such as heart disease, cancer, skin disorders, a stroke, auto-immune conditions, allergies, and more.
To make sure that you are consuming right, we’ve listed down ten of the most highly alkalizing foods, ones you can easily blend with our superfoods.
A must-have in your diet, kale is perhaps one of the best known alkaline foods out there. It helps balance the acid and alkalize the body. It is one of the carefully selected ingredients in our pHresh greens® Raw Alkalizing Superfood. This leafy green vegetable is packed with rich vitamins, such as vitamins A, C, and K, has nutrients like magnesium, calcium, manganese, copper, potassium, iron, phosphorus and protein, and offers antioxidant benefits.
Lemons are extremely high in alkaline minerals, such as potassium and magnesium, which have alkalizing effects. The citric acid in them is highly acidic in a natural state, but once consumed, the citric acid gets metabolized and has a wonderful alkaline effect on the body. They are a good source of calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C and B-complex, as well as pectin fiber, and carbohydrates. Moreover, including lemon in your diet can aid in healthy detox, digestion, and liver support.
Another cruciferous vegetable that’s a top alkaline food is broccoli. The phytochemicals in broccoli help alkalize the body, increase estrogen metabolism, and reduce the symptoms of estrogen dominance. Found in our superfood powder, pHresh greens® Raw Alkalizing Superfood, this popular green is packed with a variety of vitamins, such as C, K, and A. It also has fiber, manganese, potassium, iron, folate, and protein. As well, it has amazing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
An anti-inflammatory superfood that rates very high on the alkaline scale, garlic has been shown to prevent disease and increase metabolism, while possessing antibacterial properties. It helps to detox the body by removing toxins and can help neutralize the acidity from foods such as cheese, eggs, meat, and fish.
Spinach is rich in chlorophyll, vitamin K, vitamin A, and highly alkaline in nature, making it one of the healthiest leafy greens. As well, it is loaded with minerals that provide the body with amazing alkaline effects such as manganese, magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, and folate. It also contains dietary fiber, flavonoids, and carotenoids. Spinach can be attributed to boosting muscle strength (remember, Popeye?), improving heart health, preventing premature aging, fighting anemia, and reducing your risk of cancer.
Commonly consumed but not getting enough credit for being a highly alkaline food, wheatgrass contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, iron, calcium, magnesium, and amino acids. It is a rich source of chlorophyll, amino acids, and vitamins such as A, B-complex, C, D, and E. It also contains zinc, copper, selenium, thiamine, and natural enzymes. Among its other benefits, wheatgrass helps in the process of detoxification and in revitalizing the liver and protecting it from environmental pollutants. You can enjoy it in green powder just like our pHresh greens® Raw Alkalizing Superfood.
This internet-famous creamy fruit is a powerhouse of both nutrients and deliciousness. It contains dietary fiber, folate, potassium, selenium, and a good amount of healthy fat, along with vitamins K, C, B5, and A. It’s also valued for its powerful antioxidants, such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and more. Avocado contains a ton of healthy fats in addition to being alkalizing, anti-inflammatory, and heart-healthy.
8. Bell Pepper
Bell peppers are highly alkaline in nature. Whether it’s red, green or yellow bells, they help transform acidic foods and raise the body’s overall alkaline level. Bell peppers also contain vitamins C, A, B6, E, and K, along with potassium, manganese, copper, dietary fiber, folate, iron, and several flavonoids that provide powerful antioxidant properties.
Capable of neutralizing acids and balancing the pH level of your body, celery is an incredible diuretic, which means it helps get rid of excess fluid in the body. It also contains vitamins A, C, K, and some B vitamins, as well as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, folate, potassium, and fiber, while being low in calories, carbohydrates, fat, and cholesterol.
Cucumber helps neutralize acids and aid digestion. It’s an excellent source of vitamins K, C and different B vitamins. Moreover, this creeping vine plant carries antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Eating cucumber may help improve digestion, reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, lower blood sugar levels, and fight different types of cancer. You’re also sure you’re properly hydrated with cucumber since it’s high in water.
Make sure you are on top of your body’s alkalinity by doing your very own pH test at home with our PHresh Strips™ – PH Testing Strips.