An Acidic Body Can Impair Weight Loss & Cause Fatigue
Achieving a healthy acid-alkaline level (pH) in the body helps the body perform more optimally and enjoy better health. If our body is too acidic it can disrupt metabolic processes and contribute to dysbiosis (overgrowth of harmful bacteria, fungus and yeasts in the gut), fatigue, weight gain (too much acidity causes inflammation which impairs the ability to burn fat) and many other health conditions.
The pH scale ranges from 0 – 14, with the lower end of the scale being acidic, and the higher end being alkaline. The optimum pH level for our bodies is 7.30-7.45.
To achieve an optimum pH it is suggested to take in at least 80% of alkaline foods, like green foods and vegetables, and never more than 20% of neutral and acid-producing foods.
Incorporate these alkalizing recipes into your diet to start optimizing your pH levels and enjoy better energy and easier weight loss!
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In addition to being alkaline, sunflower seeds are also high in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids.
Alkalising eggplants are also rich in fibre, and high in vitamins and minerals (particularly magnesium, copper, manganese and potassium).
Pumpkins are not only alkaline, but also very low in calories which make them an ideal vegetable for anybody watching their weight, and high in beta-carotene (antioxidant).
This great-tasting alkaline lentil soup originates from Greece. The herbs and spices add a distinctive flavour but you could also add fresh thyme, rosemary or mint.
Broccoli is an amazing vegetable – high in phytonutrients that support liver detoxification, hormone regulation, high in antioxidants with anti-cancer properties. Being a dark green vegetable also makes it high in Vitamin K, and very alkalising!
Most grains are acidic, except millet, quinoa and buckwheat. Apart from being alkaline forming, millet also contains the highest calcium content of all grains, has less phytates than other grains, is gluten-free and packed with vitamins and minerals.
This salad is an alkalising powerhouse of antioxidants! Not only delicious but visually appealing with its vibrant colour.
Soba noodles (a Japanese noodle easily found in your supermarket or speciality Asian grocer) are made from buckwheat, one of the few alkalising ‘grains’.
Ratatouille is a traditional French Provencal stewed vegetable dish, with tomatoes, zucchini, pepper bell and eggplant being the key ingredients, making it a perfect alkaline dish.
You can still enjoy pasta on an alkaline diet provided you eat in moderation quinoa, spelt, buckwheat or millet based pastas (avoid wheat), and omit meat and add loads of vegetables.
Recipes Source: Balance pH Diet