Do you consider yourself a junkie food lover? This means you like to eat almost all kinds of foods from fat and sugary, high in cholesterol to massive calories. If you do, it is time to start changing your diet and focus on the nutritious foods and beverages. Yes, even alcoholic beverages, soft drinks or sodas, and coffee are not actually good for your health. They can eventually make your body suffer in lots of complications from viral infections to severe diseases. Among the common sicknesses that you can get with these foods and beverages are digestive disorder, like ulcer and acid reflux, diabetes and cancer.
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To avoid complications, it is important to disregard these foods because they are rich in acid, which is the triggering factor that can invite different kinds of illnesses to the health. The good news is that you can absolutely battle your unhealthy food diet by taking more alkaline or low in acid. The best way to do is it is to take more vegetables that contain zero or low percent of acid. This means that you consider taking alkaline vegetables instead. Here is a start for you to encourage yourself and the rest of the members of your family at home to eat the right kinds of healthy foods in the form of vegetables.
Spinach is rich in nutritional vitamins such as calcium, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, zinc, omega 3, iron, protein, copper, folate, betaine, magnesium, and folic acid. In fact, this green, leafy vegetable is also rich in antioxidant. Person can eat spinach without cooking and add to the favorite burger or sandwich. It can be also quickly boiled or steamed for some local dish. The amazing fact about spinach is that when you boil it you can have low level of folate left, but if you put it in a microwave oven, there is a high possibility that its folate content would vanish.
Potatoes are also other type of alkaline vegetable that our body needs to balance our pH level because it consists of very low acid but high in alkaline. According to experts, human can actually survive with potatoes diet only with milk and butter. The downside about potatoes is that they don’t have vitamins A and D unlike other vegetables that we normally cook and eat. Luckily, potatoes still have other vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals like natural phenols and carotenoids which are also beneficial to the human body. However, the fiber content of the potato is equivalent to cereals, pastas and grain breads so that means they also carbohydrate. Other health benefits which potatoes can provide are that they are a great protection from lower plasma cholesterol, colon cancer, and triglyceride concentrations, as well as a good factor that improves glucose tolerance, increases satiety and reduces fat storage.
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Many people love broccoli even children and that’s great so keep up the regular intake of this as it is rich in vitamin C as well as dietary fiber. Also, it is a vegetable that contains lots of nutrients that will protect you from cancer. One serving of broccoli can give a person a 30 mg of vitamin C, while a half cup of it provides 52 mg of the same vitamin. Broccoli is also a great source of glucoraphanin that will give a person further protection from cancer, and indole-3-carbinol, which is a chemical that will help repair damaged DNA cells. That makes this flower vegetable low in acid and high in alkaline. You can eat broccoli by steaming, microwaving and stir frying which you may add to any of your favorite cuisine.
Celery is also a great help if a person wants to take some weight loss diet. This is a perfect food ingredient to add on most of your food recipe if you are also on an alkaline diet. The reason is because celery provides low calorie dietary fiber and is a great source of vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and vitamin C. Other nutrients this plant provides are folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, amino acids and potassium. As a matter of fact, celery is rich in fiber which can help aid problems during bowel movements.
5. Dandelion Greens
Dandelion Greens are also a nutritious alkaline food and contains very low acid. This type of vegetable plant can provide assistance to your digestion to function well and normal. It also reduces swelling as well as inflammation, jaundice, gout, acne, and eczema. More to those, this vegetable treats viruses and edema. It is rich in iron, vitamin A and calcium that are all good for your health and body, especially if you are taking the alkaline diet.
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Aside from these vegetables, there are other different kinds of vegetables that are low in acid and rich in alkaline. Knowing all foods that contain low acid or high alkaline can help your maintain a good and balanced pH level of your body.
Before making any alkaline diet, make sure to consult a doctor first, so you can easily identify what kind of alkaline foods are right for you. Well, you can easily figure out which other vegetables or other foods that have zero or low amount of acid through an alkaline-acid food chart. When you decide to take this kind of diet, it is best to get a copy of that chart or list so you know the foods to consume daily. It is easier to maintain a healthy body through an alkaline diet if you have the list of the right and healthy foods. Plus, this chart is not just a list of foods, but also with details regarding the nutrients and percentage or amount of acid and alkaline found in them.
Remember, it is important to balance your pH level so you can avoid having common illnesses or prevent suffering from complications that can affect your general health. It is better to be safe now than to be sorry later.