Include These 74 Alkaline Foods Into Your Diet To Lead a Healthy Life!

  1. Grapefruit

This is nothing less than a superstar food and you can find it everywhere. Grapefruit is a superfood and is beneficial in losing weight because it helps improve your metabolism. Grapefruit has also been called among the healthiest foods on Earth.

Grapefruit is also alkaline even if you find it to be acidic and sour to taste. It has low sugar count. Overall, it has an alkalizing effect on your body after you take it.

Half piece of grapefruit has 73% vitamin C, 1% iron and 2% calcium.

  1. Green Beans

This is a widely popular vegetable. Many families take green beans as the perfect side dish. Green beans are an alkaline food offering various other health benefits. It is rich in vitamin C, potassium, fiber, calcium and iron. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be eating it.

Green beans are also easy to cook and there are so many recipes you can make using them.

A cup of green beans contains 30% vitamin C, 4% calcium and 6% iron.

  1. Herbal Teas

If you want your body to become alkaline and maintain it, you should stop drinking regular tea. It will be best to switch to herbal teas. Normal black tea creates an acidic effect in your body. The same is the case with coffee. You should instead drink chamomile tea or ginger tea.

Green tea may be an alkaline tea but it is not included this list because it contains caffeine. This ingredient will make it acidic in your body. Green tea is rich in antioxidants and is considered to be a great beverage. It is also known as a cancer fighting agent.

The nutrients in herbal teas differ based on the type and brand.

  1. Kale

If you are not already taking kale, it’s high time you did. Otherwise, you are missing out on so many of its health benefits. Whenever we talk of spinach and leafy greens, kale is also included in the discussion. It is loaded with so many nutrients including vitamins and minerals, you will be surprised why you didn’t include it into your diet so long.

It is rich in vitamins A and C, calcium and fiber. Kale is also known for its amazing cancer fighting benefits.

Just a cup of kale has 134% vitamin C, 206% vitamin A and 9% calcium.

  1. Kelp

There’s so much to kelp that you should start taking it if you are not already taking it in supplement or other form. You can easily add it to a green smoothie. Kelp is beneficial for detoxifying your body. It has the perfect combo of vitamins and minerals. By adding to your land-based veggies, this ocean-based food also brings variety. You will be boosting your alkaline efforts when you add more kelp to your diet.

100g of kelp has 15% vitamin C, 17% iron and 7% calcium.

  1. Khorasan Wheat

This is rare wheat-based food you will find on this alkaline foods list. Don’t be surprised if you realize that it has gluten in it. The only reason that gives it the edge over other wheats (and why it’s here on this list) is because it gets digested in a different way. Another benefit is that khorasan wheat doesn’t have the same acidifying results.

Khorasan wheat also contains more proteins and iron compared to regular wheat. It also helps in retaining your body’s alkalinity. All this makes it more nutritious foods compared to regular wheat. It will be best to choose the Kamut brand when shopping.

68g of khorasan wheat has 8g proteins and 10% iron.

  1. Leeks

A regular addition to soups and a number of recipes, leeks are known for their slightly oniony flavor (without having all the overpowering effect). It is recommended to use leeks more in your diet, as they are also alkaline foods.

Besides, leeks are also rich in nutritional value. As a vegetable, leeks contain high amounts of vitamin C. This nutrient helps in improving your immune system and keeping you healthy. You may not eat it as such, but you can steam and mix leeks with other veggies given on this list. This can help you in boosting your pH.

A cup of leeks has 30% vitamin A, 18% vitamin C and 10% iron.

  1. Lemon

The appearance of lemon on this list of alkaline foods may come as a big surprise to you. Chances are that your mouth must be feeling soury even when you think of lemon. Lemon is sour and acidic to the taste and most people think that it is nothing else but acid forming. It will come to you as a surprise that lemon creates alkaline response by your body. Because it contains low amounts of sugar, you won’t have to worry about it like sweet fruits. Lemon also helps your digestive system with its cleansing effect. Not to mention its high vitamin C content that helps your body in so many ways.

100g of lemon has 51% vitamin C, 2% calcium and 2% iron.

  1. Lentils

Usually overlooked, lentils have started gaining massive popularity recently. This was especially after they were featured in the best-seller, The Four Hour Body. Your body digests it slowly. It has lots of fiber and best of all it is an alkaline food. There are various types of vitamins and minerals in it.

For best results, it is recommended to cook lentils at home. Don’t buy those available in cans. All you have to do is to boil lentils until they become al dente.

A cup of lentils has 80% iron, 11% calcium and 14% vitamin C.

  1. Lettuce

You will come across people telling you that regular lettuce doesn’t have much nutritional value. But consuming it will create alkaline effect in your body. So it is not that it will not benefit you. If you want to add more nutritional value, you can choose romaine and various other varieties which are also alkaline.

Lettuce, of all types, will provide you with phytonutrients. They will also help in keeping your body’ pH level on the alkaline side of the scale.

A cup of lettuce has 1% iron, 2% vitamin C, and 1% calcium.

Congratulations if you have made it this far, we obviously know you care about your health and learning more about the foods you should eat.  Don’t forget to write down a list that you can take with you to the grocery store of all these amazing foods! Go to the Next Page to continue learning what’s best for you and your family!

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27 Responses to “Include These 74 Alkaline Foods Into Your Diet To Lead a Healthy Life!”

  1. Judy Nelan

    Apr 18. 2016

    Very interesting

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  2. Veronica Lynn

    Apr 19. 2016

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  3. Jenny Rose

    Apr 19. 2016

    I like this. I’ve been trying to do this, it’s hard though

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  4. check it out Janice Jacobs

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    Apr 20. 2016

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  6. Irene Tignanelli

    Apr 23. 2016

    Thank-you for the research. And thankyou for for posting. Very Informative.

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  7. Beverly Vanhoy

    May 06. 2016


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  8. Patricia Fleming

    May 07. 2016

    Hank Fridley luv u! XOXOXO

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    May 07. 2016

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    May 07. 2016

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  11. Shondra Phillips Ploof

    May 10. 2016

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    May 12. 2016


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  13. Margaret Mc Laughlin

    Jun 23. 2016

    how do you know when your body alkaline

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  14. Sandra Baldanza

    Jun 23. 2016

    Test it with strips,you can buy on amazon if you can’t find in a drugstore near you

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  15. pH Strips are a great way as long as you follow the instructions on when to measure you’re pH. These are some good ones here.

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  16. Vicki Thomas Shetter

    Jun 23. 2016

    I am confused, the medical field says your body balances it’s own PH levels ?

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  17. Meg Snyder

    Jun 23. 2016

    You can change the pH of your urine but not your entire body..

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  18. Geoffrey Jones

    Jun 24. 2016

    Correct. It’s known as homeostasis.

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  19. Laura Celebre Drew

    Jan 27. 2017

    Maria Bevacqua

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  20. Carmie Marie

    Jan 28. 2017

    No… this is not updated.

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  21. Share your expertise here with the community!

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  22. Carmie Marie

    Jan 28. 2017

    Watermelon is not mentioned but tofu is! If I can see that in a couple of minutes, needless to say that there’s something wrong with this post.

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  23. Well, we would have to disagree with you. The title says 74 alkaline foods and all the foods in the list are alkaline. Just because you don’t see one alkaline food that you know is alkaline does not make the list wrong!

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  24. Maria Petrou

    Jan 28. 2017

    Anastasia Nicola, could you pass this on to Tony please?

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  25. Carmie Marie

    Jan 28. 2017

    Tofu is off the list for any suggestion if it is not fermented, it is very processed and harmful . If we are trying to get people healthy, we should know the different. Suggesting watermelon can be very beneficial to the health. That is my opinion

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  26. Anastasia Nicola

    Jan 29. 2017

    Thank you Maria..will do

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  27. Oil Supplements

    Oct 13. 2017

    Needs to be thought over

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