Why we need to incorporate alkaline foods in daily nutrition.
Alkaline foods also know as “Electric” foods or “Cell Foods” are extremely important to our health and overall well being. “Electric foods are completely natural, completely indigenous to earth, saturated with sun rays and 100% alive”. These foods are made of some of the same compounds as our bodies. All foods that we digest release an alkaline ash (bicarbonate) or an acid ash into blood and tissues of the body depending on the mineral compounds that the foods contain.
When we digest Alkaline foods, our bodies easily recognizes them and is able to process these foods. Our bodies are also electric. When we digest foods of the same nature, the cells in our body become buoyant and react in a positive way. The cells are able to perform at their highest potential. When we digest foods that are not of the same nature, they are considered acidic foods. Acidic foods cause the cells in our body to work extra hard to break these foods down. The cells become stagnant or sluggish.
Consuming too much acidic foods can weaken our immune system leaving us open to disease. Our bodies need electric foods to flourish. According to Dr. Regnar Berg, 80% alkaline food and only 20% acid food is recommended for proper ratio of daily food intake. Our bodies are constantly working to gain balance. Maintaining the proper alkaline/acidic balance in the blood is important to achieve wholesome wellness.
An alkaline diet and plenty of water appears to be the best recipe for healthy living. Alkaline foods include certain fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, seeds and herbal teas. Acidic foods include most grains, beans, meats, dairy products, fish, fast foods and processed foods.
It is not complicated to follow an alkaline diet. It may sound technical, but knowing the basics of what is good (and bad) for your health is the key. Steer clear from eating too many sweets, poultry, meats, dairy products, and don’t consume alcohol. Overcooking removes the potential nutrients of food. Stick to fresh and raw green vegetables, green juices, healthy nuts, citrus and fruits.
Here is a homemade milk recipe that I use:
It is quick and very easy to make using hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are highly nutritious and contain more quality plant-based proteins and polyunsaturated fats than most other legumes, nuts and seeds:
2/3c of hemp seeds
1-1/2c of spring water (add more water according to taste)
4 dried dates
1 teaspoon vanilla
Blend all ingredients in a blender