The Alkaline Option
It’s Not Just Science, It’s Common Sense
Which Way to Go?
Gluten-free. No fat. Low fat. High protein. No sugar. People will try all kinds of eating plans to try to lose weight and stay healthy. There’s one way of eating that many people never even think about but probably should. It’s a diet rich in alkaline foods. There are many benefits to eating an alkaline diet. In addition to improved energy levels, healthier teeth and gums, improved immune function, and reduced inflammation, eating alkaline-rich foods can help you maintain a healthy weight.
In case you’re having trouble remembering back to your early science classes, here is a quick refresher course in the body’s pH. The pH is a measure of how acidic or alkaline something is. To help keep us healthy, our blood pH needs to maintain a slightly higher alkaline level. This can be achieved by eating more alkaline-forming foods such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, seeds and herbal teas. When we eat more acid-forming foods, like grains, beans, meats, fish, dairy products and processed foods, we put ourselves at greater risk for an undesirable health path.
Working towards a healthy, balanced pH means making smarter choices. For people who follow a strict alkaline diet, 80 percent of what they eat comes from alkalizing foods. Since the standard American diet is rich in acid-forming foods, our bodies must constantly work to maintain a healthy neutral alkaline zone. How can you tell if a food is full of alkaline? The best indicator is simply looking at its color. The greener the food, the better it is because it contains chlorophyll, a superfood with potent antioxidant properties.
Beyond green foods, other alkaline-rich choices include root vegetables like radishes, beets, carrots and turnips; cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts; garlic, cayenne peppers and, oddly enough, lemons, which may be the most alkalizing food of all. Outside the body, lemon juice is acidic. However, once it has been metabolized inside the body, it becomes alkaline.
An Easy Solution
Knowing you need to make smarter eating choices and actually making them are two different things. But Daily Lift® makes it easy. This convenient and affordable superfood mix is packed with the antioxidant power of 16+ servings of organic and natural fruits and vegetables and is designed to boost your alkaline level to help rev up your immune system.* Daily Lift® also can help you increase your intake of antioxidants.* Both the cool mint and mixed berry flavors have a value of over 63,000 per serving on the ORAC scale, which measures a food’s antioxidant capacity. The higher the number, the more capable that food is to fight damage-causing free radicals.*
If you are ready to take charge of your health, start by adding in at least one alkaline-forming meal or snack a day. A simple way to do this is with a delicious smoothie made with Daily Lift® from WIN Worldwide. Because your pH level matters, alkaline-rich foods are essential to any diet. They can help reduce stress, combat inflammation, support your bone health and your quality of life.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.