Top Alkaline Foods You Should Eat to Beat Cancer

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Perhaps one of the main reasons why there has been such a steady rise in cancer rates in the US is because of our modern Westernized diet, which includes tons of junk food, unhealthy snack foods, sugars, GMO grain, processed foods and factory farmed meats. All of the above foods cause our bodies to be very acidic, which is not a good thing. Numerous studies show that cancer cannot live in an alkaline environment; therefore, it is in our best interest to eat foods that reduce the acids in our bodies and bring it back to a more alkaline state. Our bodies work at their best when they run on the slightly alkaline side, with a pH of about 7.4.

If you don’t know your body’s pH, you can find out with some simple pH paper, available at any drug store, and test your first morning urine. You can test yourself again, later in the day, and see if the foods you are eating are causing your body to slide towards a more acidic pH, or alkaline pH.

Keep reading to find out what the best sources of alkaline foods you should be eating daily to keep your body in the perfect alkaline state.

 

1. Lemons

This one always has people scratching their heads because everyone knows lemons are acidic, right? Well, yes and no. It’s not necessarily the acidic value of a food, but rather how they affect the body. So even though lemons are acidic, they have an alkalizing affect once they are in the body, especially when the juice from lemons is mixed with water. This is why many people drink lemon juice with some warm water every morning to help stimulate the body’s digestion, enzymes, and perform a bit of detox every single day.

 

2. Spices

There are lots of spices you can add to your daily meals that will also have an alkaline effect inside the body. The best spices for this would be sea salt, Himalayan salt, curry, ginger, mustard, and cinnamon.   

 

3. Root Vegetables

Almost all root vegetables have a powerful alkaline effect, as well as being high in fiber and loaded with healthy minerals. If you aren’t sure how to prepare these delicious root veggies, check online, as there are numerous ways you can steam, sauté, bake, broil, or add these healthy root vegetables to your daily meals. The best root vegetables for alkaline effects in the body are carrots, radishes (of all colors), horseradish, beets, turnips, and rutabaga.

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4.  Protein

Some of the best alkaline proteins do not come from animal products, but rather from plants. Some of these are almonds, Brazil nuts, chestnuts, and tofu.

 

5. Fruits

Keep in mind that it’s not the acidic or alkaline value of the food that matters, it’s how it works once it is inside your body, so even though some of these are acidic, they alkalinize the body once they are consumed. The best fruits are; peaches, watermelon, pears, cantaloupe, grapes, apples, bananas, melons (of all kinds), berries (all kinds) and oranges. (And, of course, the #1 fruit, lemons!)

 

6. Cruciferous Vegetables

No surprise here. Many studies show that eating cruciferous veggies greatly lower your risk of many cancers and this is due, in part, to their alkaline effect. The best veggies of this type are cauliflower, kale, cabbage, and broccoli.

 

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7. Leafy Greens

Another no brainer. Leafy green vegetables are some of the healthiest foods on the planet. This would include foods like mustard greens, spinach, collard greens, and Swiss chard. These are all terrific foods to help you maintain an alkaline balance and are loaded with other healthy nutrients too, such as vitamin C, vitamin K, phytonutrients, and fiber.

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8. Other Vegetables

There really doesn’t seem to be a negative veggie in this world, but some are better with the alkaline issue than others. Some other great vegetables that will help keep your pH in balance are celery, cucumbers, onions, romaine lettuce, peppers (all kinds and colors), and peas.

 

9. Garlic

Garlic is one of the best foods you can consume daily for numerous health benefits and protection, so it’s not really surprising to find it here as well. Garlic will give you protection from viruses, an improved immune response, a much lowered risk of developing chronic diseases, and give you better heart health due to lowered cholesterol levels and blood pressure. On top of all this, you also get the alkaline effect too! Try to eat one or two fresh cloves, slightly crushed, every day.

 

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10. Minerals

There are also plenty of minerals that produce an alkaline effect including magnesium, potassium, chromium, iron, calcium, and selenium. Although you can get many of these from the foods you eat, some of these, such as magnesium, are not always in sufficient amounts due to soil depletion. Take a good mineral supplement each day to ensure that your body is getting the minerals it needs and doesn’t remove them from your bones in order to do so. Your bones will thank you, and your alkaline levels will naturally be raised at the same time.

When your body has all the nutrients it needs, is clear of toxins, and can work in its naturally alkaline state, good health and longevity is sure to follow. Who doesn’t want that?