The media and doctors continue to repeat: a balanced diet ensures a healthy and long life. All foods have different nutritional values and provide nutrients the body needs to maintain good health. Here is a list of the most alkaline foods in the world.
Excellent healthy alkaline foods
Alkaline foods are those that do not provide acidity to the body which is excellent for health. Indeed, for the body to be healthy, it must have a good acid-base balance and show a pH between 7 and 7.4 at its fluids including blood, saliva, lymph and urine. However, nowadays, eating habits tend toward an acidic pH, which causes several diseases and disorders such as anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, premature aging, etc.
To prevent these diseases and boost your energy, here is a list of alkaline foods you should include into your diet routine.
5 most alkaline foods
- Olive oil
Olive oil is the healthiest vegetable oil that exists. This is also one of the best alkaline foods because it contains plenty of monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin E. It is very often used to prevent cardiovascular disease and reduce hot flashes in menopausal women.
- Flaxseed and flaxseed oil
Linseed oil or flax seeds are very rich in Omega 3, vitamin E and vitamin K, monounsaturated acids and essential fatty acids. They are recommended for men with prostate problems because they reduce tumor size. They also promote proper functioning of the kidneys; prevent cancer (especially breast cancer). People who follow a detox treatment should consume much of the seeds and oil. It is also deemed to balance blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol.
However, flax seeds are not recommended for children under 6 years old and people with thyroid disorders or intestinal obstruction.
- Fruits and vegetables
It is recommended to eat more fruits and vegetables than meat, because meat is too high in fat, while vegetables especially green vegetables have high water content.
Here is a list of alkaline fruits and vegetables: asparagus, aubergine, beet, carrot, celery, cucumber, garlic, grapefruit, green beans, peas, lettuce, lemon and lime, onion, pears, apples, seaweed including spirulina, mushrooms, squash, rutabaga…
- Cruciferous vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables belong to the cabbage family. Their peculiarity is that they have potent anti cancer property. Among these alkaline vegetables are: broccoli, watercress, turnips, radishes, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi and Kale.
The family of melons, including watermelon is rich in potassium, folic acid, vitamin A, B6, and fiber. All the nutrients mentioned above produce a powerful energy which helps us get through the day. Specifically melon is a fruit that greatly reduces the risk of stroke because it has the ability to thin the blood, much better than paracetamol!