You probably already know that the alkaline diet is the fastest and most effective way to create an alkaline body pH. But you may be wondering what exactly you should do to quickly turn an acidic body into an alkaline body. In this article, you will learn five tips that will help you to quickly create an alkaline body pH.
1. Eat a Salad Every Day
Salads are one of the best ways to increase your intake of whole vegetables. But don't just stick with the same boring old iceberg lettuce and tomatoes. Instead, enhance flavor and boost the nutritional benefits by using a variety of ingredients. For example, kale, spinach, and Swiss chard can add major nutrition. Almonds or pumpkin seeds can add crunchiness. And don't forget the dressing--for the greatest health benefits, make it from flaxseed oil or olive oil.
2. Use Cheese as a Condiment
Some alkaline diet experts will tell you to avoid cheese altogether, and I can see their point. In addition to being acidifying, cheese is high in calories and saturated fat. My view is that you should either eliminate cheese, or use it sparingly. If you want to, it's okay to add a few teaspoons of grated feta, mozzarella, or Parmesan to your salad or vegetable dish.
3. Add Flavor to Your Meals with Chicken Broth Instead of Meat
Here's another suggestion that may ruffle the feathers of those who equate the alkaline diet with a vegan or vegetarian diet. But not everyone wants to give up meat altogether. It's mostly protein that makes chicken acidifying. (The saturated fat is also problematic, but for different reasons.) Canned chicken broth adds flavor to soups and other dishes, without adding much protein, fat, or calories. It's mildly acidifying, but much less so than whole chicken. The biggest drawback? It's often high in sodium, so look for a reduced-sodium variety.
4. Boost Flavor (But Not Calories) by Adding Herbs and Spices
Make food flavorful without making it acidic or boosting your intake of fat or calories. It sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? But it's as easy as adding spices or herbs to your favorite foods. (Some of my favorites are chili flakes, garlic powder, thyme, oregano, and dried onion.) All of these ingredients are extremely low in calories and fat, and they don't contain much sodium unless it has been added by the manufacturer. Best of all many herbs and spices are alkalizing--unlike table salt, which makes your body more acidic and can contribute to high blood pressure.
5. Try a Green Drink
Green drink powders contain different combinations of alfalfa, barley grass, oat grass, and wheat grass extracts, along with fruits and vegetables and other nutrient-rich ingredients, such as chlorella, spirulina, fiber, probiotics, lecithin, and bee pollen. Although barley and wheat are acidifying, barley and wheat grass are alkalizing foods with very different nutritional properties than the grains from which they are sprouted. A green drink is a healthy alternative to soft drinks. Unlike these acidifying beverages, green drinks help to create an alkaline body. They're also rich in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Simply mix the green drink powder with water, or blend it with frozen fruit to create a delicious smoothie.
I've just given you five ways to create an alkaline body pH without needing a lot of time, money, or expert advice. The sooner you get started, the sooner you will create an alkaline body--so get started today!