Top 10 Most Alkaline Foods For Your Diet  
by Craig J Jacobs
Everything, living or non-living, is either acidic or alkaline. However, humans are
creatures made to consume alkaline foods and stand as an alkaline organism in the
food chain. Our blood's pH level is pretty much determined by the food we eat. And
with our blood being non-alkaline, or simply, acidic, our body will poorly perform and
will have difficulty in resisting the harsh effects of oxidation and disease-inflicting
viruses.

Here are the Top 10 Alkaline Foods that will give your mind and body more
health and energy:

Top 10: Avocados, Bananas (ripe), Berries, Carrots, Celery, Currants, Dates,
Garlic

These foods are very high in antioxidants. They have a pH value of 8.0. They
chemically react to acidic foods of pH 5.0 and elevate them near the alkaline levels.
Berries, dates and especially garlic have special properties that regulate blood
pressure as well.

Top 9: Apples (sweet), Apricots, Alfalfa sprouts

These ones are super digestible foods, which are high in fiber and have a pH value of
8.0. They are also rich in enzymes that are helpful in maintaining the body's
hormonal balance. Surely, an apple a day keeps the doctor away! Don't forget to
include apricots though. For those who do not know, Alfalfa sprouts are those
sprouting seeds of beans that are commonly mixed in salads and sandwiches.

Top 8: Grapes (sweet), Passion fruit, Pears (sweet), Pineapple, Raisins,
Umeboshi plum, Vegetable juices

At a pH of 8.5, this group is high in antioxidants and vitamins A, B and C. Grapes,
raisins and plums are blood-regulating foods, which lower blood pressure and the
risks of getting a heart disease. Pineapple, on one hand, is rich in L-Carnitine, which
uses body fat as an energy source and is good for trimming that growing waistline.
Vegetable juices, on the other hand, are high in iron and good for cellular
detoxification.

Top 7: Chicory, Kiwifruit, Fruit juices

They have natural sugar that doesn't form acidic compounds during digestion.
Rather, these foods have alkaline-forming properties that give more energy to the
body. Still at a pH level of 8.5, this group is rich in flavonoids, a chemical compound in
natural foods that have antioxidant properties. Kiwi fruit even has higher Vitamin C
content than oranges. Chicory, a bitter-tasting close relative of the lettuce, also has
insulin that supports the pancreas and aids the body in preventing diabetes.

Top 6: Watercress, Seaweeds, Asparagus

With a pH level of 8.5, this group is unique as a powerful acid reducer. Watercress,
for example, is called the natural super food. It is the first leafy vegetable consumed
by human beings and is commonly prepared as part of a healthy salad. It is best
eaten raw and it contains lots of iron and calcium like seaweeds. Asparagus is even
more special for its highest content of asparagines, an amino acid important to the
nervous system.

Top 5: Limes, Mango, Melons, Papaya, Parsley

This food group has a pH of 8.5 and is best at cleansing the kidneys. Papaya is even
the healthiest laxative that promotes defecation and colon cleansing. Parsley, the
most popular herb, is the best dirt sweeper of the intestines when taken raw. It is
also a diuretic, which is necessary in cleaning the kidneys. Limes, mangoes and
melons are vitamin-rich fruits that are alkaline-forming during digestion.

Top 4: Cantaloupe, Cayenne (Capsicum)

The group with the most alkaline reactive properties among the foods with the pH of
8.5, they are high in enzymes needed by the endocrine system. Cayenne has
antibacterial properties and is also high in Vitamin A, which is essential in fighting free
radicals that causes stress and illnesses. Cantaloupes, a relative of melons, is very
low in sugar but high in fiber.

Top 3: Agar Agar (Organic Gelatin)

Still with a pH of 8.5, Agar Agar is a gelatin substitute made from seaweeds that is
high in iron and calcium as well. It is very digestible and has the highest fiber content
among all foods.

Top 2: Watermelon

At a pH level of 9.0, Watermelon are very alkaline. Because of its high fiber and water
content at 92% of its entire weight, watermelon is a mild diuretic and a great source
of beta-carotene, lycopene and vitamin C. This thirst-quenching fruit is the most life
and energy supporting food when used in a week-long fasting and colon cleansing.

Top 1: Lemons

At the top of the list is the Amazing Lemon. With its electrolytic properties and a pH
level of 9.0, lemons are considered the most alkalizing food. It is the most potent
and most immediate relief for colds, cough, flu, heartburns, hyperacidity and other
virus-related ailments. Lemons are natural antiseptic that disinfects and heals
wounds. It is also the best liver tonic that detoxifies and energizes the liver.


About The Author

Craig J Jacobs

Whether you are trying to live a healthier lifestyle or overcome an illness, Craig
Jacobs & Healthier Living 4 You, offers you educational health information and
wonderful health products. After Craig's mother (Beverly Jacobs) was healed from
their 3 in 1 FIT - Detox Foot Bath in 2003 from an overloaded body full of heavy
metals which caused her chronic fatigue, depression and very painful joints Healthier
Living 4 You was born. There are 4 simple things you can do to live a healthy life very
easily. First, start eating a healthy alkaline diet, drink good clean alkaline water, detox
your body on a regular basis and exercise daily. To learn more on their products by
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Acids are mostly used for home
cleaning and certainly your stomach
is not your kitchen sink. The modern
diet, which is greatly influenced by
today's hyped up media and
enslaving consumerism, is very acidic.
Has there been any ad on TV, in
magazines or on the internet that
encourages buying vegetables and
fruits? No, because they all push-sell
packed or bottled products that do
not match the natural processes in
our body. Enterprising and
consumerism have gone overboard in
destroying our health.
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