List of alkaline foods, fruits and diets available in Nigeria..

Our body’s internal system needs a PH of just above 7.0, our enzymatic and repair mechanisms all function at their best in this alkaline range.

If our body becomes over acidic ( under a PH of 7), you may start experiencing a combination of symptoms such as:
— low energy
— fatigue
— nasal congestion
— muscle pain
— weak nails
— dry skin and hair
— frequent colds, infections and headaches.

Foods responsible for this symptoms are acidic foods such as: animal meats, milk, chocolates, pastries, most grains, condiments, sweeteners, sugary foods.

To balance your PH, the remedy is simple. Eat more alkaline based foods such as: watermelon, lime, mango, most vegetables, veggie juices and smoothies, almonds, avocados and green tea.
As you eat these, the changes in your body will be amazing and you will be perfectly well.

The benefits of alkaline diet include:
— rapid weight loss
— increased energy
— the need for less sleep.
— improved akin and hair conditions
— better mental attitude.

Are all these benefits worth a change of diet? I think so.

Top 10 alkaline foods and fruits you should eat and include in your alkaline diet

1. Garlic

Garlic is an amazing herb with numerous health benefits. It can help you neutralize the acidity from foods such as cheese, egg yolks, meat and fish. A combination of garlic with some green vegetables will give you a powerful alkalinizing mixture and all the nutrients and fibre your body needs.

2. Pawpaw

Papaya is famous for its digestive benefits. They are very easy on the stomach as a result of their abundance of vitamins , fibres, minerals and water.

3. Broccoli

A highly alkaline vegetable with loads of fibres. It contains a number of health boosting nutrients.

4. Asparagus and spinach –

a powerful alkalinizing food. It is rich in minerals, vitamins , water, fibres and antioxidants. Asparagus can make any meal taste good and turn it into a health dish.

Alkaline foods in Nigeria
Some alkaline foods in Nigeria plus possible acidic foods in Nigeria you should avoid. Source: Facebook

5. Lemons

Lemons acidic taste may trick you into thinking they are acidic as well , but they are highly alkaline foods. They are one of the most powerful alkalinizing agents and you can take advantage of them by just adding a few lemon slices in a glass of water.

6. Almonds;

Unlike other nuts which are mostly acidic, almonds are an excellent alkaline foods , as is almond milk. They willake you feel energized and will improve your brain function and digestion. They also help in lowering the blood pressure. In short, consume almonds to alkalinize your body and achieve optimal health.

7. Watermelon:

Water melon has a pH of 9.0 and is mostly made of minerals and electrolyte balancing water. The high content of water and fibres make water melon an excellent choice for those who want to alkalinize the body and cleanse it from toxins and chemicals.

8. Ripe bananas

It is essential that you consume ripe bananas because unripe ones can cause constipation and increase the acidity of your body. Ripe bananas are a better choice because they are more abundant in vitamins and minerals and will alkalinize your body.

9. Avocados;

Avocados’ pH value is 8.0 so that they are excellent if you want to alkalinize your body and neutralize the effect of acidic foods you may have eaten. You can add them to your smoothies , salad , guacamole or even eat them raw if you can handle they fatty taste.

10. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is the best spice for you with a PH value of 8.5 and abundance of health benefits, it is going to help you promote your overall health, improve circulation, eliminate toxins and boost brain function.

Fermented foods are also alkaline in nature…eat them.

It’s not hard to slowly alkalinize your diet so, why not start today?

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