The following article contains a list of alkaline foods that will help you maintain the blood pH level in your body.
Our blood is supposed to be slightly alkaline with a pH of about 7.35-7.45. When there is a pH imbalance due to intake of high acidic foods like animal protein, sugar, caffeine, etc., it leads to many diseases and imbalances in the body. A pH below 7.0 is acidic, whereas, a pH above 7.0 is alkaline.
The body needs to regulate the pH, and use up alkaline minerals like sodium, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. When the body takes up minerals from the vital organs, it leads to stress and severe, prolonged damage to the body. This may go undetected for many years, till the disease turns into a serious condition.
However, by eating a balanced diet that consist of both acidic and alkaline foods, we can maintain the pH level of our body. There are many foods that are considered acidic and many foods that have an alkalizing effect. Following list represents the foods that are alkaline in nature.
|Highly alkaline||Moderately alkaline||Low alkaline||Very low alkaline|
|chlorella||apricots||apple cider vinegar||avocado oil|
|dates (dried)||arugula||apples (sour)||banana (ripe)|
|limes||beans (fresh green)||bell pepper||brussels sprouts|
|mineral water||cantaloupe||brown rice vinegar||chive|
|pineapple||cayenne pepper||cod liver oil||currant|
|pumpkin seed||chestnuts||collard green||duck eggs|
|raspberry||citrus||egg yolks||fermented veggies|
|sea salt||dandelion||eggplant||tempeh (fermented)|
|seaweed||dewberry||green tea||ginger tea|
|figs||soy sauce||herbs||grain coffee|
|sweet potato||endive||honey (raw)||grapes|
|taro root||ginger root||mushrooms||japonica rice|
|umeboshi plums||spices||nutritional yeast||lettuces|
|vegetable juices||grapefruit||papaya||umeboshi vinegar|
|watermelon||sweet corn (fresh)||peach||okra|
|herbs (leafy green)||pear||olive oil|
|mustard green||sesame seed|
Our body requires 60% alkaline foods and 40% acidic foods, and it needs to maintain a balance between them to achieve a healthy body. Therefore, it is important to eat healthy and eat right. If you ever think about following a diet, make sure you consult your doctor or a dietitian regarding the suitable foods for your body type.
Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.