There is a difference in the food that we eat. It is either acidic or alkaline. Acidic food are toxic to the body whereas alkaline food helps to heal the body and make it stronger.
Acidic and alkaline foods affect the pH of our body. Regulating how much alkaline food goes into our body can help those of us on a weight loss journey.
pH – potential (or power) of hydrogen is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. In this case its the measurement of ion concentration in our body.
Our pH scale can range from 1-14 with over 7 meaning we have a healthy alkaline body but under 7 meaning our body is mainly acidic. It is possible to buy strips to test where your body is and improve it.
The more alkaline based foods I eat the more chances I give my body to heal itself. Many professionals believe that disease starts from within an acidic body. When there is too much acid in our body it is forced to take vital minerals from our vital organs – long term this is not a good solution for our poor body.
That’s why I put together this Alkaline Powerhouse Vegetable Juice
All the ingredients will help add alkaline into my body.
- 2 apples
- 4 carrots
- 1 romaine lettuce
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/2 broccoli
- 1/4 pineapple
Mixing green with the orange of carrot means this juice comes out a sandy colour – not very appealing to look at but surprising wonderful and tasty to drink. So make sure the color doesn’t put you off!
I put measurements in but the truth is you are free to use as much or as little as you like, just make sure it is more vegetable than fruit and do not use more than 1/4 pineapple.
It is believed that disease/illness eats off an acidic body, which is why when people start a long term vegetable juicing juice cleanse (e.g. 30 or 60 days or more) they find many of their illnesses disappear. The same can be said for water fasting too. A great example of an acidic body is one that suffers from heartburn. Heartburn is the body’s way of saying it contains too much acid.
I was concerned about the pH level in my body, which is what made me research some of the best alkaline producing fruits and vegetables and then mix them all together in a juice.
When I make a batch of this I make enough for 4 glasses at least, which will last me one full day of vegetable juicing with an evening meal.
Supplements that help
Another way to provide your body with a more alkaline based food substance is to take supplements like Liquid Chlorophyll or Spirulina.
Anything that is an intense green from vegetables or other natural sources will be able to help you.
Alkaline and Acid Food Groups
Alkaline pH protein smoothie
If you are more of a smoothie lover than a juicer here’s a great recipe for you