I was having a clear out yesterday and came across a folder that belonged to the previous owners and found a random print out of details for an alkaline diet – how random! The content is set out very clearly and fortunately the website address was noted on the bottom of the page so I thought I would share it with you.
It sets out a good list of alkalising vs acidifying foods which is super helpful and an easy reference. It also has a good index at the bottom of the page that provides some more interesting details on the affects of the foods.
Check out the website here: http://rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm
Don’t underestimate your new friend in the fridge – the cucumber! It has numerous health benefits – as well as being something you can slice up and use to relieve tired puffy eyes! Here are a few more reasons why your cucumber is cool – and not just because you’re keeping it in the fridge:
- Cucumbers have been found to contain lignans there is continued research into the various health benefits some including how they may assist in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and help to fight cancer
- Anti inflammatory
- Contains vitamins B, C and K
- Contains minerals magnesium, potassium and silicon
- The fibre in the cucumber aids digestion
- It’s a hydrating fruit
- Less than 100 calories
- Aids weight loss and helps to reduce cholesterol
- And even aids gum disease as the cucumber juice helps to absorb the acid in your mouth.
If you fancy a change I found some refreshing cucumber drink suggestions on bembu.com: here
Sources: care2.com whfoods.com
Time of the month AGAIN and fed up with the utter pain?
Well having had a little scoot over the internet in an attempt find out more – in very basic general terms it appears as though the ‘fun’ we go through is heavily influenced by prostaglandins and of course estrogens.
I wondered – if you don’t want to be on the pill to control your estrogen levels or take ibuprofen for anti-inflammatory to have an affect on the prostaglandins – are there foods that have an affect instead so we can control this at a natural level for ourselves?
To balance out your estrogen levels keep your diet healthy and balanced – have your 5-a-day, fruits, veg and nuts and reduce fast food, caffeinated drinks and alcohol. You can find more details: here.
Anti inflammatory foods to include into your diet are:
- Beetroot (my latest favourite)
- Fatty fish
- Whole grains
- Dark leafy greens
- Ginger & turmeric
You can find foods listed: here
It will be interesting to see if incorporating these foods and reducing the intake of those they advise against has any affect.
Beetroot – that old forgotten addition that I used to have in the salads my Mum made me as a child – I forgot how much I loved the taste of them.
With a little investigating turns out these red roots contain so much more than taste – just to note a few:
- Boost your immune system
- Lowers blood pressure
- Helps to fight cancer
- Contains antioxidants and nutrients
More details and benefits can be found on The Health Site.com if you’re interested: here
In my website wonderings I also found a pretty cool website Love Beetroot.co.uk which has a few recipes should inspiration ever be needed – I like the sound of beetroot & brie – but there’s so much choice: here
I received an article into my inbox I thought I’d share here – it gives a brief background on what the alkaline diet is, what foods to include in your diet AND some recipes – all in one place!
Check it out: here
Found an interesting read this evening on an alkaline diet: here