Top 9 Alkaline Foods That Fight Cancer, Pain, Gout, Diabetes And Heart Disease

Are you trying to go alkaline too?

If you are in the midst of the alkaline process, it helps a lot when you know which foods to consume to stay alkaline as long as possible.

A general rule of thumb is that you can eat these 9 foods without worrying about the acidic side effects they might have – although some of them are more alkaline than others.

Let’s make this clear: It is not necessary to eat only alkaline foods in order to get your body’s pH levels at an alkaline level.

On the contrary, a certain percentage of foods consumed can be acidic, but it is best if they are natural, whole foods like fruits for instance.

1. Almonds

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It is no wonder that almonds are alkaline nutriment since they consistently rank on the list of healthiest foods to eat.

And did you know that most nuts and seeds are considered acidic unless they are sprouted?

However, there are some nuts that are neutral, or just slightly alkaline, such as almonds.
Top stats (per 100g):
Calcium – 27%
Iron – 25%
Protein –  44%

2. Amaranth

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Although the great majority of people are NOT familiar with this grain, it does make a great addition to any alkaline-streamed diet regime.

Today the amaranth is valued worldwide. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization have fostered amaranth’s use since 1967 because wherever it is eaten there is no trace of malnutrition!

The amaranth has more protein compared with wheat and it is higher in the amino acid lysine than other grain sources of protein.

Distinguished botanists note that the amaranth belongs to a remarkable group of photosynthetic super performers called the C4 group, meaning it is super-efficient in converting soil, sunlight, and water into plant tissue.

Top stats (per 100g):
Calcium – 16%
Iron – 42%
Protein – 14g

3. Artichokes

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One can often see artichokes on top of salads, or used in a dip, but there are a number of reasons why you can bring them to the very forefront of your diet.

Artichokes are known to have the highest antioxidant levels out of all vegetables, according to a study done by the USDA, and out of 1,000 different types of plant-based foods, they ranked No.7 in antioxidant content!

Antioxidants are one of the primary means of defense of the human immune system against the devastating effect of free radicals – the natural byproducts of cell metabolism that can lead to a number of dangerous conditions and diseases in the body, including cancer and heart disease, among others.

Top stats (per 100g):
Vitamin C – 20%
Vitamin K – 12%
Folates – 17%

4. Arugula

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Here’s a leafy green that is no doubt worth getting to know. The arugula is often used as part of a detox diet scheme, and the fact that it is an alkaline plant is a big part of that.

The arugula also provides high levels of plant protein, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, zinc, copper, and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) for raising good cholesterol levels and lowering the bad ones.

Its flavonoid content has multiple benefits: it prevents cholesterol from sticking to arteries, lowers high blood pressure, improves blood circulation, lowers inflammation, and improves blood vessel function.

Top stats (per 100g):
Calcium – 16%
Vitamin A – 47%
Iron – 8%

5. Asparagus

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The asparagus just so happens to be one of the strongest foods you can eat in terms of alkalinity.

Each food is ranked as to how alkaline it is, and the asparagus is one of the “big stars.”

But it brings a lot more than alkalinity to the dinner table, including antioxidants, nutrients, and plenty of detoxifying agents.

It has even been noted that the asparagus has strong anti-aging benefits, which is enough for most people to start adding more of it to their daily menu.

Top stats (per 100g):
Vitamin A – 15%
Vitamin C – 9%
Iron – 12%

6. Avocado and avocado Oil

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You shouldn’t be taken by surprise that avocado is on our list of alkalizing foods.

It has managed to make it onto our list of superfoods as well, so you know it is a nutritional punch.

Avocados are high in potassium as well as healthy fat, so in addition to helping you get more alkaline, you are getting other “perks” as well.

You can also use avocado oil in favor of other oils that don’t provide any alkaline points, or even worse, when they are acid-forming in the body.

Top stats (per 100g):
Vitamin C – 17%
Vitamin A – 3%
Fiber – 27%

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