Lose Weight and Stay Energized with These Alkaline Foods

As we’ve already discussed before, the alkaline diet can be a powerful way to lose weight and feel great. A diet high in alkaline foods can help you naturally lose weight and keep the weight off longer than many of the “fad” diets out there.

Alkaline foods are foods that help to neutralize acids in the body and lower the body’s acidity. A lot of times people focus on the foods that they can’t eat when they are dieting. Why not focus on all of the good foods that you can eat?

For example, with the alkaline diet you get to eat plenty of vegetables. In particular, healthy dark green vegetables are great for you. Aside from the alkalizing effect, people who focus their diets on eating the “super food” veggies tend to feel healthier, have more energy, and even live longer. Vegetables that are okay to eat plenty of on the alkaline diet include:

  • spinach
  • peas
  • turnip greens
  • broccoli
  • brussels sprouts
  • cucumbers
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • sweet potatoes
  • and more!

orange

And what about fruits? The fruit intake of an alkaline diet usually consists of things like:

  • lemons and limes
  • apples
  • grapes
  • oranges
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • avocados
  • and more!

Protein is an important part of any diet. This is where the alkaline diet really starts to stand apart from a lot of popular fad diets. The alkaline diet isn’t meat heavy. In fact, the focus is on eating less meat and replacing it with healthy fats and proteins, such as seeds and nuts, grains, and healthy oils and fats. Foods like almonds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are all good for your body and all part of a well balanced alkaline diet. Avocados are also an excellent source of fat and energy on the alkaline diet.

When it comes to drinks, the alkaline diet also stands apart from many others. Many diets would have you drink diet sodas, which are actually horrible for your body and even are thought to contribute to diabetic complications and weight gain. The alkaline diet focuses on fresh and wholesome alkaline drinks, including:

  • fresh alkalized water
  • lemon water
  • herbal and green teas
  • vegetable and fruit juices

As you can see, the menu for the alkaline diet gives you a lot of tasty options. What most people miss is the meat. If you are already vegetarian or vegan, or have considered becoming so, the lack of meat shouldn’t be an issue at all. For others, even reducing meat intake and increasing the intake of alkalizing foods is a good positive step that is likely to result in some progress (i.e. weight loss).

Comments (3)

  1. Being more energised is a huge concern for me. I seem to need a daily morning coffee just to rise from my bed, which means that I’ve almost become reliant on the caffeine content. I think that there are definitely some improvements that could be made to my diet to enhance my energy levels, and I’m going to be changing my mostly acidic intake into a more alkaline one.

  2. I recently started eating avocados and omgosh am I in LOVE! They are amazing for the skin, body, and hair. I will cut one up and sprinkle some sea salt on top and YUM! Also, you mentioned tea. I always tell people tea is the reason cavities are so low in the UK and China. They naturally lower acid levels. Acid = cavities. If you love sweets, just drinking tea on a regular basis is enough to counter act tooth decay. I know someone who eats TONS of sweets but he drinks tea all the time, never had a cavity once in his life. I currently have 6! I am starting to drink more tea and eat a less acidic diet for the sake of my teeth.

  3. As I grew older, I always wonder as if what should be the real way of life? And I came across two options, 1. Enjoy life as it is, without worrying much about anything, 2. Be conscious about your habits and do not go for everything that come across your way.

    Well, I mostly observed the first point and which has resulted in some of the diseases that I am fighting hard to come out of. Excess of weight is one of them. List of vegetables mentioned in the alkaline diet are truly helpful and I have considered to some of them regularly from now on. thank you.

Leave a Comment