Friday, 10 June 2011

Foods to Focus on

Instead of focusing on what we should try kick to the curb, lets start by focusing on food our bodies love. By eating a diet high in alkalizing food, we are filling our cells with oxygen and minerals- making it very hard for disease to grow and easy for our bodies to look amazingly healthy.

We hate having to follow rigorous diets- with calorie counting and diet sheets, but by getting to know the basics of what foods make your insides sing, you will be able to decide how you want to balance out your meals.

Load up on (and incorporate to meals) the following alkaline foods where you can:
1. Leafy green vegetables like Spinach, lettuce and kale they are packed with chlorophyl, vitamins and minerals, phytonutrients and oxygen. Remember raw is best for greens, but if you are going to cook them try keep the heat low and quick.

2. Avocados (a delicious healthy fat)

3. Whole grains such as wild rice, quinoa, brown rice and oats

4. Lemons, limes and grapefruits (amazing little fruits- acidic outside our bodies, alkalising inside)

5. Beans, beans and beans (excellent as an alkalising protein)

6. Potatoes

and for the more adventures health food devotees:

1. Grasses (we are talking about the legal type- wheatgrass is an excellent little health shooter available at most juice bars.)

2.Seaweed (think of sushi, its wrapped in seaweed nori.. but easy on the soy sauce its full of salt and very acidic)

3. Sprouts (so easy to sprout your own- more on this over the next month)

We find it easy to drink back a glass of greens (in a smoothie or in a juice) once or if we are extra good twice a day. This gives us an easy hit of oxygenated health. Trust me we were equally hesitant to sample the green mamba, (we envisaged downing them with pegs on our noses) but were so surprised at the taste we have been drinking them ever since- and feeling the benefits! Our favorite for the green juice virgins: juice 1 apple, 1 pear, 1/2 a packet of spinach 3 celery sticks, and some ginger.

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