The alkaline diet has been increasing in popularity in recent years. You may not even have heard about it, but it is something that is easily implemented as you try out a few tasty recipes. The following are things that are simple to make and delicious, so it should make it easy on you to make the switch if you feel so inclined. If you decide you would like to go even further and make it into a steady diet, there is plenty of information online that you can research. Basically, an alkaline diet will help you to change your body’s pH to improve your health.
The Best Foods for the Alkaline Diet
There are guidelines for what is best to eat while you are on such a diet, as well as what you should avoid eating. These include nuts, seeds, tofu, fruits, and vegetables. They will give your body the balance that it craves in order to function normally. The foods that will make your body imbalanced include snacks that are packaged, and processed and canned food items. Meat, dairy, eggs, and various grains also are not so great. The reason is that they have acids that are bad when consumed in excess.
Make some of these for meals, snacks, and desserts.
Stir Fried Greens and Almonds
Stir fry broccoli flowers, carrots, and green beans to make them a bit crunchy. Then, add in a yellow onion and a garlic clove, frying them all together for about 2 minutes. Make a dressing out of a half teaspoon of oregano, 4 tablespoons of cold pressed olive oil, 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (preferably fresh), and half teaspoon of cumin. Place some on the vegetables, along with some sliced almonds (after you soak them).
Garlic Avocado and Pepper Salad
Everything in this is excellent for keeping one’s system clean and balanced.
Take a peeled avocado and a sliced red bell pepper, and add it to 3 cubed tomatoes. Put them into a medium bowl, then cut a bunch of wild garlic into small pieces to combine with the vegetables. Spread 2 tablespoons of cold pressed olive oil onto the salad, as well as a bit of sea salt and cayenne pepper to taste.
Pumpkin and Bean Soup
The sweet potatoes in this dish are great for providing you with numerous vitamins and minerals, including B6, zinc, and iron. The pumpkin is excellent for providing zinc, potassium, magnesium, and iron.
Cut up a half-pound of sweet potatoes in cubes, as well as a pumpkin that is about a pound and a half. Slice an onion and 2 cloves of garlic, as well as a tablespoon of sage and one tablespoon of your favorite herb(s). Stir fry the garlic and onion with a tablespoon of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. Fry up the herbs, potatoes, pumpkin, and sage for an extra five minutes. Place in 1.5 quarts of water, then cook the mix for around 30 minutes with the lid on. Put in the half-pound of white beans, along with a small amount of sea salt and black pepper. This should cook for an additional 5 minutes. Bon appetit!