Ways to Make Your Body More Alkaline

To replenish and sustain your proper alkaline and acid reserves, try to eat 80% of your foods from the alkaline list and 20% from the acid forming list of organic raw foods.It’s been proven time after time, that disease does not and cannot grow in an alkaline based body.  So if we want to be healthy and have lots of energy, our goal is to make our bodies more alkaline through diet and lifestyle. One of the keys is to Eat the Rainbow. Check out the following partial lists:

Alkaline FormingBaby greens of small seeds, beans and most grains
Leafy and root vegetables
Vine ripened fruit vegetables (cucumbers, squashes)
Fresh Food
Herbs
Tree ripened fruits
Sesame seeds soaked 3 hours
Almonds soaked 24 hours
Fresh coconut with jelly
Wheat, cashews, pine nuts
Freshly squeezed green vegetable juices consumed on an empty stomach
Acid Forming

Blueberries, cranberries, plums, prunes
Filberts/hazelnuts, pecans and walnuts soaked 12-16 hours
Pumpkin and sunflower seeds soaked 5-8 hours

NOT RECOMMENDED:

Salt (all types), refined sugar, peanuts
Barley, rice (basmati, brown, white, etc).
Alcoholic beverages
Oats
Coffee, tobacco, vinegar, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise
These are not only acid-forming but cause excessive mucous: meat, dairy & eggs

Alkaline-Forming Activities

Physical:
Moderate sunshine, proper rest/sleep, deep breathing of fresh air
Fasting and under-eating, relaxation, soothing music, moderate exercise, adequate water intake

Emotional and Mental:
Laughter, releasing processes, self-esteem

Acid-Forming Activities

Physical:
Cooking and processing food, lack of rest/sleep, lack of oxygen, overeating (too much, too often), stress, noise, excessive or no exercise, dehydration

Emotional and mental:
Anger, denial, confusion, fear

Magnesium rich foods:
Wheatgrass juice, dark greens, nuts, seeds, fruits, legumes, vegetables

Potassium rich foods:
Cantaloupes, strawberries, green beans, brussels sprouts, bananas

Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina in their wonderful book, Becoming Raw indicate that when plant foods are juiced or blended, fermented or sprouted, cells are broken, releasing phytase.

All of these processes allow the release of bound calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc from these phytate-mineral complexes so that our bodies can easily extract and absorb the minerals when the food reaches the intestine.”

To replenish and sustain your proper alkaline and acid reserves, try to eat 80% of your foods from the alkaline list and 20% from the acid forming list of organic raw foods: We want you to consider adding your local alkaline foods to our list. Please let us know your favorites by leaving them as comments, below.

A wonderful naturopath in Hurricane, Utah shared how he walks through meadows and supermarkets and when he finds himself staring at a particular colored flower, fruit or vegetable, he realizes that his natural selection has picked something that he is deficient in.

The book Biological Transmutation, by the French genius Kirvran, teaches how our bones are made not from calcium (even though they have calcium in them) but from potassium, magnesium and silica-containing foods which pick up hydrogen, oxygen and carbon from free floating elements in our bodies and the combination of those turn into bone calcium.

We should not be taking TUMS, or calcium supplements in any form, but should just be restricting our protein intake to 2-3 ounces of those foods at a time, and if we just eat a variety with a plant based diet, we will get everything we need in a balanced order.

Thanks to Creative Health Institute for this wonderful article

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