Top 10 Alkaline Foods
If you want to change the way you feel, you have to change the way you eat. Everything you consume has a direct impact on your overall well-being. You can’t feel your best until you start feeding your body what it needs.
By replacing your regular drinking water with DYLN’s alkaline water, you’re already making strides for your health. Alkaline water combats acid reflux, boosts your metabolism, and even hydrates you faster! And with your DYLN water bottle, you can do all of this on the go.
But why stop at one lifestyle change?
Now is the time to make even more health-conscious choices that will support you on your wellness journey!
To reap the full benefits of your switch to alkaline water, we recommend incorporating alkaline-rich foods into your everyday diet. We know changing the way you eat can seem overwhelming, but don’t worry! We’re here to share 10 alkaline foods that are super easy to add to your diet.
(And if you want to know which acidic foods we recommend avoiding, read here.)
Let’s dive in!
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Not what you were expecting, right? While citrus fruits are thought of as acidic, lemons are high in alkaline nutrients like potassium and magnesium. And once they are digested, they produce alkaline byproducts. So, don’t worry. You don’t have to say goodbye to your lemon water.
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While sugar and artificial sweeteners are classified as highly acidic, Stevia is one of the only sweeteners that are high in alkaline. Aside from limiting your acidic food intake, stevia has also been found to reduce blood pressure and sugar levels! This sweetener makes a great inclusion for your alkaline diet.
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Like most leafy greens, spinach is also alkaline-forming. The reason it made our top 10 is because of how versatile it is! You can add this powerful green to almost any recipe. From green smoothies to spring salads (or even a good dip) is there anything spinach can’t do?
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Much like lemons, mangoes are also thought to be highly acidic. But when digested, they actually have more alkaline-forming properties. This tasty treat is already on most of our must-have-snack lists and now you have one more reason to love it!
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While grapes tend to rest in the low to medium alkaline levels, they are still great for those of us looking to reduce the amount of acid in our diets. After all, it’s all about balance!
Pro-tip: If you struggle with acid reflux quite often, avoid the more sour grapes.
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Although oils can’t be measured in terms of pH levels, it’s commonly known that vegetable oils are weak acids. In fact, the oils with the lowest acidity levels are the ones of the highest quality! So the next time you’re feeling guilty about cooking with oil, remember that your body doesn’t mind it one bit.
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In addition to being a good source of Vitamin E, almonds are also rich in manganese and magnesium! Enjoy them roasted, raw, or as an alternative for pecans or cashews in any recipe.
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You either love them or hate them. And if you hate them, we might be able to change your mind. Brussel sprouts have a pH level of 10 when they’re raw. And even when they’re cooked, they are still in the low to medium alkaline levels! Roast them with some garlic or sautee them with balsamic vinegar and you’ve got a new recipe you’re sure to love!
Herbal & Green Tea
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Need another reason to lay off acidic coffee? There are a ton of herbal and green teas that promote alkaline in your body! Tea is also restorative, balanced, and soothing.
Pro-tip: Replace your honey with cinnamon or lemon if you want a sweet taste without raising the acidity.
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We all know how versatile potatoes are. And that’s true for their pH levels, too! Baked or boiled sweet potatoes are a great part of an alkaline diet. But if they’re fried or glazed, they can actually increase your acid intake. Make sure you curate all your recipes to maintain your alkaline-friendly diet!
Not What You Were Expecting?
We told you it would be easy to add some alkaline to your diet!
Changing your eating habits always seems like a more drastic challenge than it actually is. But taking care of yourself is actually pretty simple.
It just needs the right nutrients to perform at its highest potential. And after incorporating these changes, you’ll start seeing results in no time! Read more about how these changes can help you lose body fat here.
The next time you’re craving a healthy snack or looking for a new recipe, keep these 10 superfoods in mind!
Need some new recipes to get you started? Check these out!