Over the years the human diet has become more and more acidic and deceased cells survive best in an acidic and low oxygenated environment. When our PH levels are imbalanced it makes it harder for our bodies to fight illness. Too much acidity forces the body to borrow minerals like calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium from vital organs, bones and teeth in order to re-balance the PH levels.
Try adding more alkaline foods to your diet and reducing your acidic intake, I have listed a few below:
Alkaline Foods (Dr. Sebi approved)
Amaranth greens – same as Callaloo, a variety of greens, Avocado, Bell Peppers, Chayote (Mexican Squash), Cucumber, Dandelion greens, Garbanzo beans, Green banana, Izote – cactus flower/ cactus leaf, Kale, Lettuce (all, except Iceberg), Mushrooms (all, except Shitake), Nopales – Mexican Cactus, Okra, Olives, Onions, Poke salad – greens, Sea Vegetables (wakame/dulse/arame/hijiki/ nori), Squash, Tomato – cherry and plum only, Tomatillo, Turnip greens, Zucchini, Watercress, Purslane (Verdolaga)
Apples, Bananas – the smallest one or the Burro/mid- size (original banana),
Berries – all varieties- Elderberries in any form – no cranberries, Cantaloupe,
Cherries, Chirimoya (Sugar Apples), Currants, Dates, Figs, Grapes- seeded,
Limes (key limes preferred with seeds), Mango, Melons- seeded, Orange (Seville or sour preferred), Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Prickly Pear (Cactus Fruit), Prunes, Raisins –seeded, Soft Jelly Coconuts, Soursops – (Latin or West Indian markets) Tamarind.
ALL NATURAL HERBAL TEAS
Allspice,Anise, Burdock, Chamomile, Elderberry, Fennel, Ginger, Raspberry, Tila.
Amaranth, Fonio, Kamut, Quinoa Rye, Spelt, Tef, Wild Rice.
NUTS & SEEDS (Includes Nut & Seed Butters)
Hempseed, Raw Sesame Seeds, Raw Sesame “Tahini” Butter, Walnuts, Brazilian Nuts.
Olive Oil (Do not cook) , Coconut Oil (Do not cook), Grapeseed Oil,
Sesame Oil, Hempseed Oil, Avocado Oil.
SPICES & SEASONINGS
Basil, Bay leaf, Cloves, Dill, Oregano, Parsley, Savory, Sweet Basil, Tarragon, Thyme.
Pungent & Spicy Flavors
Achiote, Cayenne/ African Bird Pepper, Coriander (Cilantro), Onion Powder, Habanero, Sage.
Pure Sea Salt
Powdered Granulated Seaweed (Kelp/Dulce/Nori – has “sea taste”)
Pure Agave Syrup – (from cactus) & Date Sugar.