Alkaline diets vs. acidic diets are an important thing to understand. Many children and adults today consume a high-sodium dietthat’s very low in not only magnesium and potassium, but also antioxidants, fiber and essential vitamins. On top of that, the typical Western diet is high in refined fats, simple sugars, sodium and chloride. All of these changes to the human diet have resulted in increased “metabolic acidosis.” In other words, the pH levels of many people’s bodies are no longer optimal. On top of this, many are suffering from low nutrient intake and problems such as potassium and magnesium deficiency. This accelerates the aging process, causes gradual loss of organ functions, and degenerates tissue and bone mass. High degrees of acidity force our bodies to rob minerals from the bones, cells, organs and tissues. So, how do we overcome this acidity in our bodies? We have to begin to consume more foods with an alkaline effect.
Best Alkaline Foods: Fresh fruits and vegetables promote alkalinity the most. Some of the top picks include mushrooms, citrus, dates, raisins, spinach, grapefruit, tomatoes, avocado, summer black radish, cucumber, kale, jicama, wheat grass, broccoli, oregano, garlic, ginger, green beans, cabbage, celery, red beet, watermelon, figs and ripe bananas. All raw foods: Ideally try to consume a good portion of your produce raw. Uncooked fruits and vegetables are said to be biogenic or “life-giving.” Cooking foods depletes alkalizing minerals. Increase your intake of raw foods, and try juicing or lightly steaming fruits and vegetables. Plant proteins: Almonds, navy beans, lima beans and most other beans are good choices. Alkaline water: Alkaline water has a pH of 9 to 11. Water filtered with a reverse osmosis filter is slightly acidic, but it’s still a far better option than tap water or purified bottled water. Adding pH drops, lemon or lime, or baking soda to your water can also boosts its alkalinity. Green drinks: Drinks made from green vegetables and grasses in powder form are loaded with alkaline-forming foods and chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is structurally similar to our own blood and helps alkalize the blood.
(Excerpts above from https://draxe.com/diets/alkaline-diet/ READ full article there)
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