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There are all types of diets out there — some good, some bad — but there is perhaps no diet better for longevity or warding off disease than an Alkaline diet.

Is your diet “acidic” or “alkaline”? And why should you care?

As you know, the foods you eat have a powerful impact on your health. Eating foods that are more alkaline can be health-promoting.

But that doesn’t mean you suddenly have to eat a “raw” or “vegan” diet, which is what we tend to think about when we think about eating highly alkaline foods.

The truth is, eating alkaline foods doesn’t require any extreme measures. Eating high alkaline foods simply means you’re eating more of certain foods to help prevent your blood from becoming too acidic, which promotes your health in endless ways.

In fact, among other things your body has a hard time properly producing energy in an acidic internal environment, as an acidic state leaves less oxygen available to your cells for energy production.

It just so happens that the most alkalizing foods are plant foods, which makes them excellent food choice when you’re eating to nourish your “temple”. Therefore, achieving alkalinity in your body is really not as complex as it sounds.

Simply put, everything we either eat or drink is acidic, neutral or alkaline. The goal is to fill our bodies with highly alkaline foods and drinks. There is much more to learn about Alkalinity than just a food list of high alkaline foods.

If you’re interested in learning more, join myself Registered Dietitian CEO Effective Lifestyle and Steve Gonnelli, Exercise Physiologist and Corrective Exercise Specialist Founder Myofascial Realignment Technique as we share with you in person a simple breakdown of Alkalinity and how easy it is to "get there". The benefits that come with an Alkaline lifestyle will change your life. Our Meet Up information will be posted next week.

Best Alkaline Foods:​

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables promote alkalinity the most. Some of the top picks include mushrooms, citrus, dates, raisins, spinach, grapefruit, tomatoes, avocado, summer black radish, alfalfa grass, barley grass, cucumber, kale, jicama, wheat grass, broccoli, oregano, garlic, ginger, green beans, endive, cabbage, celery, red beet, watermelon, figs and ripe bananas.

  • All raw foods: Ideally try to consume a good portion of your produce raw. Uncooked fruits and vegetables are said to be biogenic or “life-giving.” Cooking foods depletes alkalizing minerals. Increase your intake of raw foods, and try juicing or lightly steaming fruits and vegetables.

  • Plant proteins: Almonds, navy beans, lima beans and most other beans are good choices.

  • Alkaline water: Alkaline water has a pH of 9 to 11. Distilled water is just fine to drink. Water filtered with a reverse osmosis filter is slightly acidic, but it’s still a far better option than tap water or purified bottled water. Adding pH drops, lemon or lime, or baking soda to your water can also boosts its alkalinity.

  • Green drinks: Drinks made from green vegetables and grasses in powder form are loaded with alkaline-forming foods and chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is structurally similar to our own blood and helps alkalize the blood.

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