To go deeper into a previous post describing the importance of Apple Cider Vinegar and Alkalinity in your diet, I find that the balance of the acid/alkaline in your body determines its health. Beauty, being the face of Health, is deeply connected to the food we eat.
Unbalanced acidity causes: puffiness, inflammation, tissue degeneration, sore muscles, dryness, itchiness, and water retention. Minerals are those elements that help to Transform the acidity to alkaline, or to keep the ratio more balanced. Minerals are found mostly in dark leafy greens, milk products (goat cheese and milk are the best), bones(which we rarely eat due to the high levels of metals present), and stems of plants. These above listed items that contain high levels are minerals are also the most Alkaline.
Fruits high in Alkaline: Green leaves (not fruit but very alkaline), Olives, Kiwi, Cranberry, Grapes, Ornage, Lime, Grapefruit, Figs, Pappaya, Pomegrantate, Apples, Chilis, Cherries, Blackberries, Raspberries.
Herbs to Drink for more Akalinity. Nettle!
Nuts and Seeds. In my family we have started a sprouting revolution. My next post will be about the Transformation from seeds to sprouts. Nuts and Seeds are acidic, until they are sprouted, which they then turn alkaline.
Now dont go crazy and start only eating alkaline. We need the correct balance in the foods we eat. If you have some meat (acidic) then balance with green leafy vegies (alkaline). If you eat meat and rice (acidic) balanace with a green salad with olives (alkaline).
If you are too alkaline the body will become lazy, if you are too acidic the skin will turn toward more acne. Balance your self!
Photo taken from http://earthmother-intheraw.blogspot.com/2010/06/wheatgrass-king-of-alkaline-foods.html Great information here! Wheatgrass is super healing!