There are a huge number of benefits to eating a more alkaline diet but one of the most prominent advantages is its ability to protect you from cancer , maintaing a alkaline PH level in your body can not only protect you from developing cancer but many people now believe it can even cure it once it has developed
what is a alkaline diet?
There is a lot of confusion as to how to alkalise through food as a lot of food that is acidic in PH such as lemons limes and even apple cider vinegar can have a strong alkalising effect of the body. Its best to avoid food such as meats, dairy products, and white flour / sugar as these have a extremely acidic reaction on your body, instead try and focus on a diet consisting of fresh vegetables fruits nuts and soy products as they leave behind a alkalising residue in the body.
how dose this help fight cancer ?
In 1931 nobel prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg said cancer cells can not survive where there are high levels of oxygen. Alkalising your body actively increases the bodies oxygen levels. When your PH is fully alkalised the body is able to absorb up to 100 times more oxygen then with a acidic PH level.
The ideal PH level for your body to stay at is around 7.4
recent studies using test tubes have shown that cancer cells and tumours thrive in acidic surroundings but when acidity levels are dropped the cells grow much slower
it stands to reason if this takes place in a test tube the human body would be no different
best alkalising foods that can fight cancer
Its both easy and delicious to introduce fresh alkalising ingredients into your diet, here are a selection of the best available
- Leafy vegetables such as spinach dark greens and kale
The oxygen found in these greens is particularly important as all cells in the body require a abundance of oxygen to stay healthy. Its always best to try and eat your leafy greens in a raw state as cooking can destroy some of the enzymes and nutrients that help to alkalise your body.
- Lemons, limes, grape fruit, dried figs, apricots, dates.
- Cucumbers, broccoli, asparagus, artichoke, cabbage, onions, radishes, peas, leeks, watercress, turnips,carrots, chives, green beans, beet root, celery, avocados, tomatoes.
- Wheatgrass and chlorella.
Wheatgrass in particular is a must have in the world of alkalisation, its extremely rich in a compound called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll protects against various chemical carcinogens found in fungus-contaminated nuts and grains, the toxic materials created when meat has been overcooked, and carcinogens in the air that result from pollution. It does this by blocking the metabolism of chemicals known as pro-carcinogens that damage DNA. By preventing DNA from being damaged, cancer growth is inhibited and prevented.
The strength of chlorophyll was demonstrated by applying it in eastern China where fungal contamination of grains and nuts is very common. Because of the contaminated grains and nuts, many Chinese people suffered from liver damage and cancer
- Ginger & garlic.
- Seeds such as sunflower, sesame and flax.
- Cold pressed oils.
- Green tea.
more ways to alkalise
Its a good idea to drink a glass of water with fresh lime or lemon juice in before meals adding sodium bicarbonate can have the same results both adding to alkalise you body and counteract any bad acids in your meal
foods to avoid
There is really no way of completely removing all acidic foods from your diet. Not that you would want to anyhow. You do need to keep some level of acid in your body in order to remain healthy. But, you do want to limit your intake of acid. By eating highly acidic foods in large portions on a regular basis, you’re only tempting a fertile breeding ground for dis-ease, low energy, excess weight and other more serious conditions, and even if you think you can handle a little discomfort now and then, it will do permanent damage to the body over time. There are foods that are acidic that you really want to avoid more often than not.Sugar, meat, eggs, dairy, alcohol & coffee are all best avoided when attempting to alkalise the PH level of your body these types of food not only create a highly acidic reaction but have a whole host of other dietary risks associated with them so may be best avoided in large quantity’s