Would you be willing to bid farewell to your favorite potato chips and sodas in favor of foods that can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and more? How about trading in those donuts or pizzas for foods that will help relieve your stress, put you in a good mood, make your skin look radiant and slow the aging process? I can hear you saying, "Now you're talking!"
It's true, there is quite a long list of super foods that you can choose from but the green super foods really make an impact on your health and well being. In the Middle East when you order grilled meats you get a whole basketful of raw vegetables from bell peppers to cucumbers and tomatoes to go with your meal. A definite throw-back to ancient times; reminiscent of when people ate the produce of the land and lived long healthy lives.
Green super foods may best be described as natural foods that have an overload of nutrients, way beyond what other foods contain. These foods not only provide nutrition but also have antioxidants which can help with various health problems. You can get these foods in a powder form from health food stores.
Green super foods include seaweed which is highly nutritious but not really popular in the western world. Barley grass and wheat grass are also part of the green super foods list. The liquid is extracted to concoct a very nutritious drink. It provides high levels of energy and keeps disease from attacking your immune system.
Acai berry is a more recent discovery and the basis for a food product that is becoming very popular. All the fat you took the trouble to store up gets turned into energy and consumed by your body due to the high energy levels these berries generate.
The pH level (the acid-alkaline measurement) of the internal environment affects every cell in the body. Extended acid imbalances as well as an imbalanced body pH are not well tolerated by it.
- 1 Rules of Green Health Food
Rules of Green Health Food
Health and Alkaline Environment
The Entire Metabolic Process Depends On An Alkaline Environment
As a matter of fact, the entire metabolic process depends on a balanced internal alkaline environment. A chronically over-acidic pH corrodes body tissue, slowly eating into the 60,000 miles of veins and arteries like acid eating into marble. If left unchecked, it will interrupt all cellular activities and functions, from the beating of the heart to the neural firing of the brain.
Above all, the acid-alkaline balance is a well known theory of the cause of overweight. It has shown that fat is actually an over-acidification problem. Why? Because the body creates fat cells to carry acids away from vital organs, so these acids literally don't choke the organs to death. Fat is saving life! Fat is actually a response from the body to an alarming over-acidic condition.
4 Norms of Health, Wellness And Energy
The solution is to alkalize and energize the body and its cell system. Changing to an alkaline lifestyle can result in a lean, trim body, while experiencing a new level of wellness, energy and fitness. These rules guide on how to become healthy, well balanced and fit again.
1. More Green and Yellow Vegetables and Grasses
Fresh vegetables and grasses are an excellent source of the alkaline salts that are anti-yeast, anti-fungal, and anti-mycotoxic. The chlorophyll (or "blood of the plant") contained in plants and grasses is identical to the blood of humans, except for one atom. Green foods such as wheat grass and barley grass are some of the lowest-calorie, lowest-sugar, and most nutrient-rich foods on the planet. Also juiced, green vegetables are very cleansing. Vegetables and grasses are also loaded with fiber.
2. More Healthy (and NOT animal) Proteins
Broccoli, spinach, sprouts, garbanzo beans, tofu or fresh fish with scales and fins carry the sub-cellular units and the amino acids to make proteins in amounts that are congruent with the body's needs. Also, all green vegetables are high in calcium. Animal protein foods are unhealthy and provide more protein than is required by the human body. Our bodies are only 7 % protein. Animal protein foods often contribute factors to the body that are unneeded and then represent a challenge to dispose of (e.g., saturated fats).
3. More Alkaline Green Food Supplements
In case one shouldn't be able to completely change the diet to green and alkaline food, taking powdered alkaline supplements sprouted for maximum cell absorption is an option, like, for instance, Supergreens. With powdered greens the need to constantly eat healthy vegetables and greens disappears. Taking alkalizing, pH balancing and highly energizing SuperGreens is an easy way of adding 49 different grasses, vegetables, sprouted grains and leaves, as well as 125 vitamins, minerals and amino acids to your diet. If taken daily, they even allow to not changing eating habits, although it is recommended, of course.
4. More Alkali-forming Foods
Good alkali forming foods include fresh sprouts, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, avocados, lemons, limes, cucumbers, celery, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, asparagus, green beans, eggplant, broccoli, fresh tomatoes, zucchini, green/red/yellow peppers, onions, okra, garlic, parsley, watercress, cabbage, squashes, soy beans (tofu), garbanzo beans, raw almonds, Brazil nuts, hazel nuts, sesame seeds, flax seed, sprouted grains and legumes. Green juices from all green vegetables and their tops are highly alkaline. Also, vegetable broths are extremely alkalizing to the body. These need to be yeast-free and preservative-free.
Changing to an alkaline, healthy diet low on calories and the increased intake of alkaline food and alkaline supplements supports vital cellular activities and functions and will create new levels of healthiness, energy, wellness and fitness.