The Benefits of Alkaline Foods

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Most people are familiar with the benefits of drinking alkaline water, but did you know that certain FOODS you eat can ALSO benefit your bodies pH?

     The average American diet is high in acid-forming foods. These foods include meat, sugar, soda, dairy products, processed foods, and many more. But is consuming acid-forming foods a bad thing? Not necessarily. The key is balance. Simply put, your body will function best when its pH is in the alkaline state, ranging from 7.3-7.4. The fact that most peoples diets are made up of more acid-forming foods than alkaline foods is where the problem lies. When your body is overly acidic it can lead to acidosis, an acidic condition in the body which can lead to diseases forming more easily over time, along with many other health issues.

Fighting off acidosis is not the only benefit that alkaline foods offer.  Keeping your body in a balanced alkaline state can also:

  • lower inflammation
  • improve your immune system
  • help you to maintain a healthy weight
  • strengthen your bones and give you healthier skin
  • increase your energy levels
  • improve cardiovascular health  

and the list goes on!

Now that you know some of the amazing benefits of balancing your bodies pH, here is a list of some of the best alkaline foods you should begin incorporating into your diet. (You may already be getting healthy amounts of alkaline foods without even knowing it!)

VEGETABLES

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  • asparagus
  • broccoli
  • kale
  • kelp
  • collards
  • carrots
  • cauliflower
  • ginger
  • celery
  • lettuce
  • peas
  • onions
  • garlic
  • green beans
  • sweet potatoe
  • cabbage

FRUITS

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  • avacado
  • grapefruit
  • tomato
  • lemon
  • lime
  • coconut   

NUTS & SEEDS

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  • almonds
  • flax seed
  • sunflower seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • pumpkin seeds

For a more comprehensive list of alkaline foods,  click here !

      So before you run down to the store to start buying these yummy alkaline foods, remember that organic options are always the best way to go. A good quality natural soil will grow nutrient rich foods. You may have to cough up a little more cash, but at the end of the day your investing in your health and well being, so your body will thank you later.

     And we couldn’t end an article about alkaline diet benefits without giving ourselves a shameless plug! If you want to know where you can purchase the worlds best tasting alkaline spring water, visit our website at http://www.abundantlifewater.com/storelocator.html for our store locations!

We hope this quick health hack helps you to live the abundant life!

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