Not many people are aware, but the human body functions the best at a pH level that is slightly on the alkaline side. pH levels can range from 0, or completely acidic, to 14, completely alkaline. Ideally, the bodyís pH levels should sit around 7.35 to 7.45 in order to function properly.
Unfortunately, the majority of people consume a highly processed diet that is high in sugar. This causes the bodyís pH to become acidic. Therefore, most of the people walking around today have pH levels that are not stabilized and are acidic.
Luckily, the pH in the human body can be restored. Todayís video will discuss ten powerful foods that are consumed on the alkaline diet and can improve oneís health.
Spinach is a powerful vegetable that has many health characteristics, including its alkaline effects. This is largely due to itís high content of chlorophyll, which causes the spinach to be an alkalizing agent to the body and restore the pH level back to its ideal.
This may be surprising, as lemons are often seen as an acidic fruit. However, they are actually high in alkaline properties. This is because once the citric acid in lemons are metabolized, they provide an alkaline effect on the body. They help to cleanse and detox the body, using essential minerals like calcium and iron.
Kale is another powerful green that should be added to a daily diet. It has the ability to stabilize the bodyís pH levels, while providing detoxification and antioxidant properties. Kale contains Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Iron, Protein, Phosphorus and Manganese.
Avocados are another one of those foods that are packed with essential vitamins and minerals that help to flush out harmful toxins from the body and help to restore the bodyís pH level to its optimum level. By doing so, avocados help the cardiovascular system, the immune system, the circulatory system and the digestive system.
Wheatgrass also helps to detoxify the body. In doing so, it also helps to protect the liver from harmful toxins. Since it contains essential vitamins and minerals, along with ridding the body of toxins that weigh it down, wheatgrass helps to boost energy, lose weight, stabilize blood sugar and fight cancerous cells.
Celery is a healthful food that is not given the credit it is deserved. Celery is normally found on every dietís menu. This is largely because celery is a diuretic, as it helps the body to get rid of any excess fluids. Celery can also neutralize the acid in the body and bring the pH level back to a slightly alkaline level.
Broccoli is one of the most important foods to eat in order to maintain an alkalized pH levels. That is because broccoli contains phytochemicals that alkalize the body, reduce estrogen dominance and increase estrogen metabolism. Broccoli also contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Cucumbers are another food that have a high water content and help to flush out harmful toxins from the body. They can help to restore the pH level of the body by neutralizing the acids. They also help to reduce any inflammation within the body.
9. Bell Peppers
One highly underestimated food is the bell pepper. Not only can the bell pepper help to neutralize the acid in the body and raise the pH level to alkaline, but it can help to reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and fight cancer.
Like many contained in this list, garlic has so many healthy characteristics that go far beyond restoring the pH level in the body. Garlic helps to support the bodyís overall health. It contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Calcium, Copper, Selenium and Manganese. It acts as an antibacterial food, an antiviral food, an antioxidant food, and an anti-fungal food.
Let us know, have you tried the alkaline diet? What has your experience been like? After watching this video, do you plan to try anything else? Let us know in our comment section.