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Published on May 5, 2017
Appropriate pH levels in the body are key to maintaining good health. In order to function at its optimum level, our body needs a pH of about 7.4, which is a slightly alkaline range. Unfortunately, the increased industrialization has led to an elevated CO2 deposition, which in turn lowered the ocean`s pH from 8.2 to 8.1, leading to a negative effect on the marine life. In addition to this, the pH of the soil also affects the mineral profile of the food we consume. In brief, an alkaline diet is a diet which is based on the nutrients obtained from vegetables and natural foods. This type of diet is beneficial for everyone and this is the reason why this article presents a list of alkaline foods which can be incorporated in your diet. Flax Seeds Besides being abundant in vitamin E and fiber, flax seeds are highly alkaline and anti-inflammatory. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Extra virgin olive oil is a great addition to any diet plan due to its vitamin E content and monounsaturated fats. Berries Berries are one of the healthiest fruits due to their antioxidant and fiber content. Melon Melons are highly alkaline fruits which are also abundant in fiber and water content. Therefore, they have the ability to hydrate the body and detoxify the digestive tract. Swiss Chard Besides being highly alkaline, Swiss chard is abundant in antioxidants, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties. OTHER FOODS TO INCLUDE IN AN ALKALINE DIET In addition to the aforementioned five alkaline foods, you should consider the following foods as well: ALKALIZING VEGETABLES Mushrooms Mustard Greens Nightshade Veggies Onions Parsnips (high glycemic) Sweet Potatoes Tomatoes Watercress Beet Greens Broccoli Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower Celery Wheat Grass Wild Greens Alfalfa Barley Grass Beets Peas Peppers Pumpkin Radishes Rutabaga Sea Veggies Dandelions Edible Flowers Eggplant Fermented Veggies Garlic Green Beans Green Peas Chard Greens Chlorella Collard Greens Cucumber Spinach, green Spirulina Sprouts ALKALIZING FRUITS Tangerine Tomato Tropical Fruits Umeboshi Plums Watermelon Dates, dried Figs, dried Grapes Grapefruit Honeydew Melon Lemon Lime Apple Apricot Avocado Banana (high glycemic) Cantaloupe Cherries, sour Coconut, fresh Orange* Peach Pear Pineapple Rhubarb ALKALIZING PROTEIN Tempeh (fermented) Tofu (fermented) Almonds Millet Chestnuts ALKALIZING SPICES & SEASONINGS Sea Salt Miso Tamari All Herbs Mustard Ginger Cinnamon Curry Chili pepper ALKALIZING OTHERS Mineral water Apple cider vinegar Green Juices Veggie Juices Fresh Fruit Juice Molasses Probiotic Cultures Bee pollen


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