Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Alkaline Foods

Our body ph is normally 7.3 and so more alkaline than acidic in nature. To keep this ph maintained we need to eat more of alkaline food rather than acidic food. Needless to say there are several benefits of alkaline food.

All this care in consuming alkaline food leads to great benefits. The ph of the body controls and affects all the functions of the body. The brain which is the commander of the body cannot store fat cells so it gets all its energy directly from the blood that flows through it. With the ph dropping the brain finds it difficult to absorb energy from the blood cells. So having a diet comprising of over 80 % alkaline food is very beneficial to the proper functioning of the brain. Further the heart which is a vital organ of the body is also affected if the ph level of the body gets altered. With a higher acidic level the blood cells change their polarity from negative to positive and then stick to the negative vein walls causing clogged arteries. This serious problem leading to heart attacks can be overcome if alkaline food is eaten on a regular basis. Mineral absorption is optimal if alkaline food forms over 80 % of ones diet. When the body ph is maintained all functions are carried out fully well and this ph level can only be maintained if the food eaten is alkalizing.

Serious cell degeneration can be controlled and the process of aging be slowed down if alkaline food is the major source of nutrition. Alkaline food prevents the body from feeling fatigue and stress causing great vitality and vigor. Not only does one feel good from the inside but it translates into most of his outside activities too. A healthy person is much less prone to depression and illness than one who is fatigued and unhealthy.
Consuming alkaline food also helps to not only prevent but also cure many chronic diseases like arthritis etc.

Simply put, the benefits of alkaline food are tremendous. Health and vitality are regained which cause inner satisfaction and one feels he is able to achieve much more in his day to day living.

The following list is of alkaline foods that are great for establishing the alkalinity of your body and reducing the acidity of your blood:

* Alfalfa Grass
* Almond
* Artichokes
* Asparagus
* Avcado
* Barley Grass
* Beetroot
* Black Radish
* Borage Oil
* Brazil Nuts
* Brussels Sprouts
* Buckwheat Groats
* Caraway Seeds
* Carrot
* Cauliflower
* Cayenne Pepper
* Celery
* Chives
* Cocunut
* Cocunut Oil
* Comfrey
* Cucumber
* Cumin Seeds
* Dandelion
* Dog Grass
* Endive
* Fennel Seeds
* Fish Oil
* Flax Seed Oil
* Flax Seeds
* Garlic
* Granulated Soy
* Green Beans
* Green Cabbage
* Hazelnut
* Horse Radish
* Kamut Grass
* Kohlradi
* Leeks
* Lemon
* Lentils
* Lettuce
* Lima Beans
* Lime
* Olive Oil
* Onion
* Peas
* Primrose Oil
* Pumpkin Seeds
* Red Cabbage
* Red Radish
* Rhubarb Stalks
* Rutabaga
* Savoy Cabbage
* Sesame Seeds
* Shave Grass
* Sorrel
* Soy Flour
* Soy Lecithin
* Soy Nuts
* Soy Sprouts
* Soybeams
* Spelt
* Spinach
* Sprouted Radish Seeds
* Spruoted Chia Seeds
* Straw Grass
* Sunflower Seeds
* Tofu
* Tomato
* Turnip
* Watercress
* Wheat Grass
* White Beans
* White Cabbage
* White Radish
* Zucchini

The list is very comprehensive.

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