The most important thing for the diet to have a balanced vitamin-to-mineral status, is to consume a variety of dfferent foods.
We are all aware of the fact that today’s fruits and vegetables are not grown in the same way as they were 40 years ago, thus we tend to use dietary supplements. Another reason of this is the fast-pace of modern life.
What you should know if you are supplementing with vitamins and minerals, is that the vitamins boost your energy, so the proper time to take them is in the morning, as opposed to minerals which should be taken throughout the day in order to ensure you have a good sleep.
Many people refuse to take vitaminas and minerals through supplements, so if you are one of them, here are the top five best alkalized foods you can use:
Flax seed and flax seed oil
Flax is considered to be one of the healthiest foods since they are sich in lignans. They can help you prevent prostate, colon and breast cancer, and also to improve kindey function. Moreover, flax seed contain the essential omega -3-acids and as a result of its beneficial properties, they can cause a reduction of cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure. You can blend them and add them in smoothies, take them in oil-form or just eat them directly.
Cabbages are one of the healthiest foods out there and are a staple food in almost every household because of the low price and the various uses.
When you boil cabbage, keep the water to make sauces out of it or just drink it instead of throwing it away, since cabbages have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-cancerogenic properties.
Olive oil is an amazing ingredient because not only prevents chest pain and diseases that can cause heart attacks, but can as well help women in menopause to lessen hot flashes. All this is a result of the abundance of monosaturated fatty acids and the antioxidants that olive oil contains such as vitamin E.
Buckwheat is very beneficial since it contains rutin, which provides the body with a lot of energy. It can also help people who have hemorrhoids or varicose veins, and most importantly, is very effective when it comes to preventing and treating strokes that are caused by broken blood vessels.
In many developed Western countires, people who are consuming foods that create acidity in the body, are included in the nutrition. Such acidic foods are alcohol, sugar-loaded cereals, artificial sweeteners anf caffeine.
We need a lot of energy to sustain throughout the day, so the best thing to do is to consume melons since they are an excelent source of nutrients including vitamin A, B6, folic acid, potassium and fibre. Eating melon can help us reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke because it is an excellent anticoagulant which thins the blood.
Alkaline Foods (Eat These)
- Wild rice
- Green peas
- Sesame seeds and tahini (sesame seed paste)
- Brussels sprouts
- Green beans
- Soybean sprouts
- Cabbage, sauerkraut
- Lemon and lime
- Flax and flax seed oil
- Alfalfa sprouts
- Soy and soy products
- Olives and olive oil