8 Alkaline Foods That Aid In Digestion, Put You In A Good Mood, And Help You Lose Weight

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Our body shape, overall health and life expectancy depends on what food we digest. Having the right balance of acids in our diet and alkali (pH) in the blood will keep us from sickness and make us healthier and happier. 

How do we achieve this? Most people intake very acidic food without even knowing it, which eventually gives the body problems. Eating food that have alkaline to normalize the acidity in our bodies will keep us safe from obesity, health issues and a bad mood. 

Here are 8 fruits and vegetables we should always include in our diets:


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Bananas are so healthy for you that they can be be eaten before ripening, or when they are sweet enough. Ripe bananas contain vitamins and alkali, iron, which normalizes blood sugar levels, and potassium which lowers blood pressure. 

Unripe bananas contain resistant starch which aids in digestion, as well as pectin, which protects us from colon cancer. 


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Lemon has numerous benefits. It clears the body from toxins and has tons of vitamin C. It also prevents cancer and decreases the risk of stroke. Lemon balances the pH levels of the body so it’s good to include lemons in your diet when you have gastrointestinal problems. This citrus has so many other benefits that it in the Middle Ages, they actually believed the fruit was protection from the plague.


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Avocado neutralizes stomach acids and aids in improving digestion of all the nutrients we get from fruits and vegetables. Including this in your diet will lower your cholesterol level up to 8.2%

In the book titled The Universal History of the Things of New Spain (1576) by Spanish historian Bernardino de Sahagun, the Aztecs of Mexico were aware of all the benefits of the avocado that they even made use of it as medical ointments. 


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Cucumbers remove acid, toxins and free radicals from the body. Thanks to flavonoid molecules which are found in this vegetable, it avoids development of cardiovascular, lung-related and autoimmune diseases from progressing in the body if the cucumber is part of your diet. 

They also have a very low caloric value which makes it perfect for midday snacks and part of a salad. 


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Quinoa has more protein compared to any other grain. It also contains iron, calcium, fiber and vitamin B which increases all metabolism-related processes in the body. 


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Cauliflower contains vitamins A, B, C, PP and has the most nutrients as compared to any other kind of cabbage. It contains calcium for stronger bones, and magnesium which puts you in a good mood. Apart from all of these wonderful things, cauliflower has choline which prevents cholesterol from accumulating in the liver and makes the nervous system stronger. 


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Melon contains carotene which lessens the probability of developing cancer. It also has folic and ascorbic acid which aids the improvement of the immune system and bone tissue. Melon has a lot of fiber and vitamin C which keeps the skin healthy and beautiful. 


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Basil detoxifies and decreases the stress hormones in the body. It is a pain reliever, an anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and has diuretic effects. 

What do eating these foods do for us?

Decreasing the amount of acidic food intake such as wheat, red meat, sugar, processed food and dairy will give your body the chance to return to its alkaline state. By helping your body return to its alkaline state when you eat food like these, you will get rid of all the toxins and give your digestive system and liver the rest and recovery that it needs. 


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