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The Alkaline Diet. A MUST study diet that everyone should familiarize themselves with. Here are a few pointers to get you started..  

Doctors at Herballel have been recommending the Alkaline Diet for years.  

What you need to know about being alkaline…

Your overall pH balance is very important when it comes to the state of your overall health. Your pH level will determine whether your body is in a state of “alkalinity” or “acidity”.

Scientists have found that disease cannot survive in an Alkaline rich environment. Disease thrives off mucous. The body has mucous naturally to protect the lining of your major organs. However, mucous forming foods are terrible for your health. By the end if this diet plan, you're going to hate us or love us. 

How to know if your alkaline or acidic

The scale of pH ranges from 1 – 14, 14 being the most alkaline, 7 being neutral and 1 being the most acidic.

We like to make sure that our bodies are around 7.4, but must of us will find ourselves below the 7 mark due to the chemicals in our environment, eating excessive meat and animal products, processed food and more. 

If you want to know what your pH levels are, pop into your nearest health food store and you can grab a test kit quite easily.

5 easy steps to reaching an alkaline state

There are a bunch of things you can do to reduce acidity and the number one thing you can do is increase your intake of raw GREENS!

Some of my favorite (and the most effective steps) include:

1. Drink a fresh GREEN juice every single day

Green veggies are very alkalizing because of their chlorophyll (green pigment) content. A juice packed with greens acts as a powerhouse of dense nutrients that help to cleanse and regenerate the body. You can chuck a bunch of greens into your blender and have a green breakfast, although we love to get our greens Cold Pressed so they are still raw and have the highest possible level of nutritional frequency (high speed centrifugal juicing creates heat and friction which damages the nutritional quality…but it’s still better than sucking on a milk shake for breakfast. Better still, be sure to get it done by throwing some raw greens into a blender with coconut water and frozen bananas to make a smoothie if you’d prefer).

2. Squeeze half a lemon and add the juice to 500 mls (at least of water) and drink first thing! 

Citrus fruits seem like they would be acidic, but in actual fact they are very alkaline! Lemon water is a double whammy, because it heats and prepares your digestive system for the rest of the day. We are firm believers in starting the day with raw lemon water(whenever possible).


3. Eat a diet full of nutritious and alkaline vegetables and fruits

Whether you’re paleo, eating clean, vegetarian or vegan, we think that veggies and fruits should be the super star of every meal. Make sure that your plate is packed with them, and you can reduce acidity. Tip: eating all colors of the rainbow is great, but load up on GREEN to maximize your chlorophyll intake!


4. Stay away from all processed foods and fried foods which are extremely acidic

Seriously, we would avoid this stuff like the plague. Processed food isn’t just acidic, it’s also TOXIC to your system. We all fall off the wagon occasionally, but when you do try and stick to raw treats or plant based snacks.


5. Drink quality water (make sure you read on friends, this one’s important)

Water plays a HUGE role in your pH reading. Make sure you stay hydrated by drinking AT LEAST 1 gallon per day or more. if you're one who hates water, get your water naturally from fruits organically high in water like Coconuts, Watermelon, Cantaloupe and so on, you can mix these and make smoothies. Be sure that you’re drinking a quality, SPRING OR ALKALINE water.  

Make sure that you do your homework. Study and research ALKALINE DIET. 

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