November 2016 \\ Category: alkaline food
The best alkaline foods (4)
An alkaline diet reduces inflammation and helps protect healthy cells and balance essential mineral levels. The fibers in vegetables nurture the gut and bind cholesterol and transport used hormones out of the body. This is vital for health and balance.
Potassium is found in alkaline foods like avocados, sweet potatoes, spinach etc. and is a naturally-occurring mineral and key nutrient for good health. Our nerves and muscles need it to function properly. It supports digestive and kidney health, regulates blood pressure and helps build strong bones.
Sodium is an essential mineral for the human body. The most common form of sodium is table salt (sodium chloride). But it is also an added asidic ingredient to most foods - used for curing meat, masking off-flavours, retaining moisture, and enhancing flavours - sodium is typically over-consumed in very high amounts in modern society. Most of the sodium we consume comes from processed food rather than salt added while cooking. Too much sodium leads to hypertension and kidney damage. In some populations, especially the salt-sensitive, too much salt can lead to heart attacks and other forms of cardiovascular diseased (3).
The best alkaline foods are in general the green ones like kale, avocado, broccoli, spinach, cucumber etc., which are extra high in natural antioxidants and polyphenols.
Human bodies are meant to be alkaline, but we go against nature and make them acidic with the food we eat.
Food which are acidic and cause inflammation