What Are Alkaline Based Foods?
Those who choose to eat mainly alkaline foods are usually doing so in an attempt to reduce the amount of acid in their body. Too much acid has been associated with conditions such as diabetes and stomach ailments like ulcers.
Alkalizing foods include fermented tofu, chicken breast, millet, sunflower seeds, almonds, mushrooms, peas, grapes, dates, figs, miso, sea salt and the sweetener Stevia.
Distilled water may not be an ideal beverage for an alkaline diet, because some tests have shown it has elements of acidity. Mineral water is considered a better choice.
Eating alkaline based foods can ensure good bone health and prevent loss of muscle mass, according to Dr. Susan E. Brown, who treats and blogs about osteoporosis.
Alkaline foods, which also include artichokes, olive oil, cayenne pepper, grape juice, tomatoes, and apple cider vinegar, also help the body eliminate liquid waste (urine) more efficiently.