The Benefits of Eating Alkalising Foods.
The diet in the Western world where we predominantly eat high levels of protein, sugar, and refined carbohydrates and processed foods means that our bodies are becoming increasingly over acid. Our bodies and the organs in our bodies function best at a neutral PH value of about 7 to 7.4. So if our bodies are too acid health problems start to arise. The way to address that and re-balance the body is to eat more alkalising foods.
A great way to reduce the acidity of your body is to change the balance of the foods that you are eating and ensure you are eating lots of green vegetables. Green vegetables are great for alkalising the body.
Green vegetables also contain lots of healthy vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function well, so that you stay healthy and energised.
Look to make more empowered food choices by taking account of the acidity or alkalinity of a food. To help you to do this I have created a chart of many foods showing the level of acidity and alkalinity that they create in the body. You can use this to make informed choices of the foods you eat to reduce the acidity of your body. You can get this here.
This recipe is a nourishing and tasty way of helping to improve the acid/alkaline balance in your body.
Delicious Alkalising Green Soup
This recipe is dairy, gluten, yeast and sugar free
This will take around 20 minutes to make.
1 tsp of coconut oil
1 medium onion chopped
1 large courgette, washed and sliced
1 handful of washed watercress
2 sticks of celery, washed and sliced thickly
250gms French beans washed and chopped into small pieces
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp thyme
½ tsp basil
2 cups of filtered water
1 Kallo yeast free vegetable stock cube
Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan and add the onion and fry until soft and translucent.
Add the courgette, watercress, celery and beans to the pan with the water, stock cube, nutmeg, thyme and basil.
Bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.
Using a blender blend the soup until smooth.
You can serve with gluten -free oat cakes, plain rice cakes or Almond bread if on a gluten free diet. You can find the Almond Loaf recipe here.
Handy Tip: Make up double the quantity and freeze half of it. That way you can have a healthy nutritious lunch or supper in minutes for those busy days when you don’t have time to cook.
It is easy to put in a vacuum flask and take to work to ensure you have a healthy, nutritious lunch.