7 questions you need to know.....
Updated: Sep 10
when choosing alkaline-forming foods?
You don't need to be a rocket scientist to intuitively pick food that is good for you and let's be honest, how often do we turn a blind eye to those 'naughty' tasty foods that we snack on? But if your daily diet has mostly alkaline-forming foods and your 'treats' with 2-3, you are well on your way to a healthier lifestyle. Here's your 7 questions checklist.......
1. Is it fresh? Fresh is best
It goes without saying fresh foods are always more alkaline-forming than processed. The more refined or processed a food is, the greater the likelihood of it being acid-forming.
2. Does it have a high water content?
Foods with a high water content are usually better alkaline choices. Choose melons, berries as a mid-afternoon snack, or add celery to your cheese and dip board for a good shot of healthiness!
3. Is it low sugar?
Don't be mislead, sugar is sugar!! Glucose, fructose, dextrose, it's all sugar. If it's sweet you need, choose fresh food with high water content. Berries or watermelon are great choices for a 'hit of energy'.
4. Is there yeast?
Yeast based foods are always acidic, it is on the 'avoid' list wherever possible
5. What colour is it? ..... green means Go!
The A-Z of greens from Asparagus to Zucchini contains chlorophyll - the vibrant green pigment. Chlorophyll aids in the detoxification of the body removing harmful impurities and toxins while alkalising the body and balancing our pH levels.
6. What is the mineral content?
Most alkaline foods have alkaline minerals like magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and potassium. Choose some nuts and seeds, cauliflower and the comeback king Brussel Sprouts, as well as beans, avocados, sardines and some ancient grains.
7. Is there Gluten present and accounted for?
Gluten is at the top of the table as one of the most acidifying and inflammatory substances in our food. Gluten-free has to be a go-to if you want to decrease acidity in your body.
Use these 7 quick checkpoints when you are unsure of what to choose, but remember one of the most important healthy routines is hydrating.
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