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The Top 15 Alkaline Diet Foods

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One of the most frequently asked questions I get from subscribers is “What are the best alkaline diet foods?” Here are my top 15 high alkaline foods – most are easily available from your local supermarket or farmer’s market and pretty inexpensive.

I advise eating organic wherever possible and it can still be pretty cheap if you join a local vegbox scheme like I do.

Alkaline diet foods are best eaten raw, as they lose around 80% of their nutrients when cooked but cooked alkaline foods are still immeasurably better than meat, dairy and processed foods.

Here we are, in no particular order…

1. Spinach & Leafy Greens

Full of calcium, vitamin C and PROTEIN (to allay the unfounded but perpetual worry of the raw and vegan diet newbie – not getting enough). Make huge a huge veg salad for a powerhouse alkaline meal. Spinach is mild enough in flavour that you can add it to any fruit smoothie for an alkaline hit and you won’t even taste it.

2. Lemons

Yes, they’re acidic in physical form but produce an alkaline ash when they are metabolised by our bodies, so are classed as alkaline foods. Drink lemon juice first thing in warm water for a great alkalising liver detox.

3. Grapefruits

Beautiful alkaline citrus fruits. Only 100 calories per grapefruit but take about 20 minutes to peel and eat, so it feels like you’re having a proper meal. All the good feelings associated with eating but a fraction of the calories of a normal 20 minutes’ eating session!

4. Avocados

Contain essential fats and a great addition to your green smoothies, especially if you are looking to either gain weight or not lose any.

5. Cucumbers

Super-alkaline and super-versatile: Put this alkaline diet food in your salads, green smoothies (see my ‘Activator’ green smoothie recipe) or as a vegetable crudité with hoummous.

6. Celery

Goes hand in hand with the cucumber in salads, smoothies and as a crudité. Also, a little known fact is that if you have an upset stomach from poor food combining etc, eat a stick of celery and you’ll feel better in a few minutes or so. This has worked for me many a time when I’ve eaten fruit on top of something else by accident!

7. Kale

Full of green chlorophyll which helps build and cleanse our blood, kale is an excellent alkaline diet food. If you’re up for it, juice a whole bag of kale and drink it straight. Super hard core alkaline kudos if you do! Mega energising! Alternatively, add it to a 5-banana smoothie or a big tomato and avocado salad.

8. Wheatgrass Juice

Hailed as nature’s superfood. Wheatgrass juice is a pure panacea and anti-aging secret weapon of the food world. Packed full of essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids (protein building blocks). If you can grow and juice your own, this is fantastic but if not, buy yourself a high quality wheatgrass powder, such as Megagreens.

Wheatgrass has been show to do amazing things like heal people from cancer and restore grey hair back to its youthful colour.

Wheatgrass juice is probably the best addition you can make to your alkaline diet foods Regime

9. Tomatoes

So versatile and one of the rare alkaline diet foods that releases its nutrients when cooked (lycopene – better utilised by us humans in cooked tomatoes).

10. Bell Peppers

Red, green orange…eat in salads, stuff them or use as crudités with hoummous, yum.

11. Coconut Water

Refreshing and light and full of electrolytes that help balance your body’s biochemistry – a great post-workout drink.

12. Broccoli

Full of chlorophyll and a good source of calcium, these little green trees should be part of your everyday diet. Add raw florets to your salad or eat with hoummous or an avocado dip.

Have a think – what 3 alkaline foods do you like most and could include more in your diet?

13. Coconut Milk

Is a great alkaline alternative to dairy milk – it won’t cause any lactose intolerance issues and won’t damage your bones like dairy does. (See my post on the Dangers of Dairy for more on this.)

14. Sweet Potatoes

A great alternative to potatoes and rice, quick to cook and filling. Bake, mash or add to soups. See my delicious Cinnamon Spice Sweet Potato Mash recipe.

15. Sprouted Seeds

You can sprout just about any seed in a matter of a few days and they are packed full of energy and nutrients. Try alfalfa, broccoli, chickpea and beansprouts for starters and use in salads.

Want some tasty recipe ideas using these 15 alkaline foods? Take a look at my book The Alkaline 5 Diet – it contains a full 21-day meal plan and recipes.

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