Alkalizing & Acidifying Foods

A pH balanced (or ever so slightly alkaline) body is a happy body. Eating an alkalizing diet to promote pH balance in the tissues can have a positive effect on weight loss, kidney health, cancer prevention, heart health, as well as muscle, joint and bone health (1).

So how does one get pH balanced/alkalized?

As a rough guide, alkalizing foods include foods like:

  • Veggies: green foods, leafy foods, salads, lettuce, kale, spinach, cucumber, carrots, beets, herbs, sweet potato, bell pepper, arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, ginger, turmeric, coriander, basil, avocado etc.
  • Beans & Pulses: lentils, chickpeas/garbanzo, kidney beans, navy beans etc
  • Low-Sugar Fruits: tomato, avocado, lime, lemon, grapefruit etc.
  • Gluten Free Grains & Grasses: oats, quinoa, chia, buckwheat, amaranth etc.
  • Nuts, Seeds & Healthy Fats: coconuts, coconut oil, almonds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds etc.
  • Non-Dairy Milks: coconut milk, almond milk etc.
  • And In Moderation: oily fish, fresh fruit, organic grass-fed/pasture-raised/free-range meat

And acid-forming substances are “foods” like:

Sugar, gluten-containing grains, excessive animal protein, trans-fats, oxygenated fats, preservatives additives, flavourings & colorings (natural or otherwise), caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, pizza, refined foods, fast foods, fried foods, battered foods, microwave meals, takeout, cola, sweeteners and creamers.

When you see these types of foods, it all makes sense.  It’s good, clean, healthy living with a focus on avoiding the most acidic, oxidizing, inflammation-causing foods, and a big focus on those alkaline, nutrient-dense,  antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory foods 😊 

For customized recommendations on diet, lifestyle and supplements that are best suited to your unique body, book your live blood microscopy appointment today!

🍎 🔬 Yours in health, 

Carly Del Ciancio
Thrive Live Blood Microscopy

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References:

  1. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324271.php