Ultimate Guide to Alkaline Forming Food

Most people do not get enough fruits & veggies. Try to consume 7-9 servings of veggies and fruits a day. This is a great way to improve your energy, fiber intake, immunity, and to reduce your inflammation.
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Ultimate Guide to Alkaline Forming Food.

 

When our bodies have become too acidic, the best way to restore balance is to eat more alkaline forming foods.

Coconut has a history of improving skin by aiding elasticity and fighting oxidative stress.
Hummus can be flavored in a variety of ways and comes with the added bonus that it can lower your cholesterol and fight cancer-causing damage.
Papaya Is a tropical fruit. This fruit is widely known for its ability to aid in calming the stomach and reducing the production of stomach acids.

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Hummus

 

This wonderful snack food is made from ground chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. It has a number of awesome trace minerals, is high in protein, and is full of healthy fats that promote heart health. It can be flavored in a variety of ways and comes with the added bonus that it can lower your cholesterol and fight cancer-causing damage.

 

 

Papaya

 

Papaya Is a tropical fruit. This fruit is widely known for its ability to aid in calming the stomach and reducing the production of stomach acids. This can help to massively improve digestion.  It’s full of vitamins B, and C and antioxidants. Papaya helps to fight free radicals. Free radicals may cause cancer.

 

 

Hemp Oil

 

This oil is very rich in vitamin E and antioxidants. This makes it great at fighting the free radicals that cause cancer.  It is often associated with slowing the effects of aging of the skin.  Hemp Oil combats signs of oxidative stress and is high in protein. It is also high in both omega 6 and omega 3 essential fatty acids.

 

Avocado

 

Avocado is among the most popular for use as a condiment, topping, or filling. One thing few people know is that they are higher in potassium than the average banana. They are also high in fiber and can help to lower your cholesterol. Additionally, avocado contains massive amounts of vitamins and minerals.

 

Olive Oil

 

Olive Oil a rich source of monosaturated fats. This can help prevent heart disease, and greatly reduces the risk of stroke. Olive oil is famous for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects.

 

Garlic

 

Garlic is an excellent alkaline vegetable with a multitude of useful properties. It has long related to healing because of its anti-bacterial and antifungal properties. It also contains excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, selenium, B6, and B1. Garlic retains a very low-calorie count, which makes it an excellent food additive.

 

Ginger

 

This famous root is known for its powerful odor and antibacterial properties. It can help manage stomach issues including nausea and morning sickness. It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory. Some people also report that ginger lowers blood sugar.

 

 

Lettuce

 

Along with its alkalinity, lettuce provides a lot of the important trace minerals. These include phosphorous, calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, zinc,  and magnesium. As well, it provides vitamin B6, vitamin K, riboflavin, niacin, folate, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A. Studies have also found that lettuce contains chemicals that help to improve mood, and can help to regulate anxiety.

 

Carrot

 

A high fiber vegetable, carrots are well known for its starchy fibrous body. It is high in pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese, and has excellent antioxidant properties. Carrots have long been associated with the improvement of eyesight, Studies have also shown that carrots can prevent some forms of muscular degeneration that are common as humans age.

 

Rhubarb

 

Rhubarb is a leafy green vegetable that is packed with a wide array of vitamins and many important trace minerals. It’s a great source of dietary fiber and is a terrific addition to any salad mix. Rhubarb is also known for is its ability to help with constipation which can prevent other conditions of the colon from developing.

 

Herbal Tea

 

Tea has a long 2000-year-old history with medicine. Herbal teas have been known to provide nourishment due to their high vitamin content and promote healing, emotional wellbeing, as well as aid with calmness and sleeping. Teas are also very effective in helping the body to prevent bone loss due to aging. Drinking at least 2 cups of tea a day will help boost your immune system, and keep you feeling energized through the say.

 

 

 

Cauliflower

 

This interesting vegetable is highly anti-inflammatory. Cauliflower also provides a good amount of choline which is an important B vitamin for brain health. Studies have shown that it can help reduce the speed of age-related brain deterioration. Cauliflower is an excellent source of antioxidants and phytonutrients. Cauliflower also helps cardiovascular health because of the agent sulforaphane which promotes proper cell formation of the veins and arteries.

 

Celery

 

Celery is a heavily fibrous plant that has its roots deep in history as an anti-high blood pressure medicine. It is highly anti-inflammatory and has powerful anti-oxidant properties. Celery also contains quite a few trace minerals and vitamins. Another amazing effect of celery is its ability to stimulate liver functions. It does this by helping the liver to produce liver cleansing enzymes. It can help you to both lower your cholesterol, and to fight microbial infections in the body.

 

Coconut

 

This hard-shelled fruit is packed with a ton of benefits. Coconut has a history of improving skin by aiding elasticity and fighting oxidative stress. It is also great for your immune system because of its antiparasitic and antimicrobial properties. Coconut can also help to improve the digestion of food and make it easier for the body to absorb valuable nutrients. One of the best attributes of coconut is that it can even help regulate insulin, which can help to prevent diabetes.

 

Grapefruit

 

This larger citrus fruit can help with cholesterol levels, and greatly impacts lipid levels. Grapefruit is associated with weight loss because of its effect on fats in the body. Grapefruit is full of vitamins such as Vitamin C. It can also help to erode build ups of calcium like the calcium found in painful kidney stones.

 

Lemon

 

Lemon juice is a great way to stimulate action in the liver. It contains uric acid, which breaks down a number of toxins in the body. Lemon is also effective at dissolving kidney stones and can help to improve digestion. If you were to consume at least a glass of lemon juice a day, the acids can stimulate your intestines to create a bowel movement, and the juice can help to dissolve various substances that form plaque on the intestinal walls.

 

 

Green Beans

 

This is another highly antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food with great health benefits. Green beans have been found to be effective at reducing risks associated with heart disease. This is believed to be due to the high number of flavonoids. Green beans are also a major source of antioxidants.

 

Tomatoes

 

Tomatoes heavy antioxidant makeup is due to the fact that they are very high in lycopene. Lycopene is very effective at preventing dangerous oxidation that can lead to various diseases and conditions. One such effect that has been studied, is lycopene’s ability to prevent lipids from building up in the veins and arteries. These free-floating fats are a primary cause of heart disease and arterial obstructions that can cause a stroke. Tomatoes also have a positive effect on bone development in post-menopausal women.

 

Cherries

 

Cherries are an anti-inflammatory that is also a natural source of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone produced by your pineal gland that can have a positive effect on sleep. Science has discovered that eating cherries or drinking cherry juice can greatly help you to stay asleep for longer periods. Melatonin is also an antioxidant that can help to combat free radicals.

 

 

Radishes

 

Radishes are known to have a cooling effect on the body and were used by ancient Chinese doctors during hot weather. They are also a diuretic. Diuretics help the body to flush toxins by passing them into urine and out of the body. Radishes are high in vitamin C and other trace minerals.

 

 

Bananas

 

This yellow tree fruit has less than 120 calories and is packed with great carbs and vitamins. Bananas are very high in fiber and can help you to have proper elimination. This absorption and high fiber will make you feel more satisfied and full.  Bananas also have a positive effect on moods. Due to this effect they can help you to relax and sleep better.

 

 

Eating more alkaline foods can help with inflammation.

 

Imagine that coupled with CBD? You’d be feeling really good.. but I digress. Let’s concentrate on getting more alkaline foods into your diet….

 

If you are feeling like “OMG ELISE!!! There is so much to learn and do.” Simply concentrate on a few small steps that will yield marvelous results.

 

Increase your fruit and vegetable intake to provide your body with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that will be more alkaline and help to balance your body instead of creating more acidic inflammation.

 

Most people do not get enough fruits & veggies. Try to consume 7-9 servings of veggies and fruits a day. This is a great way to improve your energy, fiber intake, immunity, and to reduce your inflammation.

 

So there you have it.  What are you ready to do to improve your health?

 

Let me know below!!!

To Your Health,

Elise Ho, Ph.D., D.N.Psy

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12 thoughts on “Ultimate Guide to Alkaline Forming Food”

  1. Hi Elise,
    a nice list of alkaline-forming food. In our time with all this processed food we are often too acidic. Most diseases appear in an acidic environment. Good to eat a balanced diet to take care of our health.
    Thanks for the list which helps to stay more alkaline
    Erika

  2. Thanks for that helpful list of alkaline foods – actually I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that there any many enjoyable items on the list. Yes, OK, if I were a really healthy eater I would love them all but…….

    I was also delighted to hear your tip about cherries and melatonin – that’s one I must try for sure,

    Joy Healey – Blogging After Dark (and in need of cherries!!)

  3. Beautiful post. I so wish I could eat healthy. I’m almost 50 years old and still have the appetite of a toddler. Nothing but junk food.

  4. Hi, Dr. Ho…such helpful information! It’s amazing that if we just eat more natural foods and less processed then we can reap so many positive health benefits. I eat many of these things regularly and I am trying to gradually incorporate more into my diet.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in Mindset, Stress Management, Emotional Health and the Brain-Gut Connection to it all.

During Elise's 30+ years of experience she has been honored to work closely with health and wellness pioneers such as Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. John Gray, and several others.

Dr. Ho holds multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.