Understanding the power of your green foods
Published 11/02/2016 | 22:00
Last week I mentioned the need to eat more alkaline forming foods and less acid forming foods.
But I didn't explain why. The answer is, that when the body is in a more alkaline state disease cannot thrive, disease thrives in a more acidic environment. You will also have less inflammation and pain, more energy and a stronger immune system when your body has the correct pH balance.
Your diet should be made up of about 25-40% acid forming foods and 60- 75% alkaline. It's very easy to eat a lot of acid forming foods as they are the nice ones, wheat, biscuits, cakes, bread rolls, cheese, coffee, fizzy drinks, sugar, meat, and alcohol. If you cut out a few of these foods you can reduce acidity dramatically.
A vegetarian diet provides a lot of alkaline foods. I know that a lot of you love your meat and turning vegetarian just won't happen. But do you eat your greens -your cabbage, broccoli, spinach, and kale? And I don't mean eating bacon and cabbage once a week and thinking you have had your greens-I mean regularly.
The super foods Spirulina, Chlorella, Barely Grass, and Wheatgrass are very beneficial to include in the diet to help to keep the body less acidic and more alkaline.
Spirulina and chlorella contain a powerhouse of essential nutrients, essential fatty acids, amino acids, B Vitamins, and trace minerals all of which supply the body with the power it needs to help prevent disease and promote health. They help to delay the ageing process. They will also significantly lower your risk of disease, help lower inflammation, and gently detox toxins from the body. Spirulina is very popular among people who train regularly.
Barely Grass,and Wheatgrass contain trace amounts of B12. This is particularly beneficial for vegetarians and vegans. They are high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and digestive enzymes. They provide energy, improve sleep, help alkalinize the body, improve eyesight, skin health, support immunity, and reduce inflammation.
So if you won't eat your greens, then at least take One Nutrition Power Greens either in capsule of powder. It contains all these superfoods including spirulina, chlorella, barley grass, wheat grass, broccoli, cabbage, and kale. All your greens in one place-a perfect solution!