An alkaline pH diet is extremely important to keep the body healthy and help it perform daily activities. Balance is a very important aspect when it comes to maintaining a healthy body.
For instance, most people are aware when their body works hard and when it should get enough rest. Similarly we all should know when the body produces toxins and whether it is capable of eliminating them.
A body needs variety of vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, amino acids and other important elements to help it grow and function properly.
A pH balance in the body indicates presence of equal amounts of acids and alkalines inside the body. The characteristics of acids and alkaline differ from each other. A healthy body must strike a good balance between acids and alkalines. However, most people are unable to do this. In case, there is an imbalance the body may suffer from a disease.
When a substance is unable to get rid of its hydrogen ions, once it is placed in a solution of water, it is considered less acidic. Here, the substance becomes alkaline. Alkaline is necessary for alleviating acidic conditions inside the body. This is the reason that milk is performed in case of accidental ingestion of acids poisons. Under such circumstances, potato juice can also provide relief to an acid stomach.
If you are interested in having alkaline foods, here are some interesting recipes that will excite your taste buds and also help you in maintaining the pH balance of your body. These recipes are delicious and easy to prepare.
A) Alkaline Recipes:
a) Easy Pasta – Ingredients:
– A packet of vegetable or spelt pasta
– 1 medium zucchini cut in to cubes.
– A cup of broccoli
– 5 garlic cloves chopped
– 2-3 medium tomatoes cut in to cubes
– 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
– 6-7 basil leaves chopped
– 1/2 tsp. tahini powder
– 1 tsp. of olive oil
– 2-3 chilies crushed for taste.
Cook pasta, drain, run in cold water and put aside. Heat some oil in the skillet and add garlic chilies, sun dried tomatoes, basil and tahini powder. Sauté for about 2 minutes. Now add all the vegetables and cook for about 4-5 minutes. Mix the pasta inside the pan. Now add a little olive oil and stir for about two minutes. Serve hot.
b) Sprouted Salad – Ingredients:
– 8-10 organic leaves or vitamins lettuce chopped
– 2-3 cups of mung bean sprouts
– 1-2 cups lentil, clover, buckwheat or broccoli sprouts
– 1 cup garbanzos sprouted.
– 1 cucumber peeled and sliced
– 1 tomato cut in to small wedges.
– A carrot peeled and grated.
Arrange all ingredients in a bowl. Chill and serve with your favorite dressing.
c) Red Bean Chills – Ingredients:
– 1 1/3 tsp. olive oil
– 1/2 medium onions chopped.
– 1/2 medium green bell peppers chopped
– 1 tsp. chili powder
– 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
– 1/2 tsp. sea salt
– 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
– 2/3 cup soy crumbs
– 1/2 cup water
– 1 1/4 crushed tomatoes
– 1/2 cup kidney beans
– 2 ounce soy cheddar cheese grated
Heat oil in a large pan. Sauté onions and green peppers in oil for about 5 minutes until onions are translucent. Now add chili powder, garlic powder, salt and cumin powder. Cover the pan for about 2 minutes. Now add soy crumb and water. Put tomatoes and kidney beans and stir. Cover and let it simmer for about 30 minutes. Serve hot in a bowl. Sprinkle some cheese.