Alkaline Diet Tip #7: The Most Powerful Alkaline Thing You Can Do
I recently asked a few of my email subscribers what they thought the answer was to the following question:
What is the most POWERFUL thing you can do to get alkaline
The answers were good, but nobody nailed it.
– drink more alkaline water
– exercise more often
– have a green drink
– make fresh juice every day
– take wheatgrass
…all good answers. But none of them quite there. Some of them ALMOST there, and touching on it, but the real answer is very specific and very explicit.
Here it is…
The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do to GET ALKALINE Is…
The answer is simple and it may surprise you a little with it’s simplicity. But the fact is – NOBODY is teaching this. Nobody is focusing on this so specifically. Nobody is telling you how important this one simple thing is!
And the answer is:
To eat 5-7 serves of GREEN FOODS every day
There – it’s as simple as that. Sure, lots of people are saying – eat veggies, eat healthy, eat salads.
But following this broad and general advice means that even people who are considered to be ‘healthy’ are still only getting two, or a maximum of three serves of green foods every day.
I Promise You – Having 7 Serves of Alkaline Greens Per Day Will Change Your LIFE!
This ONE simple change will change your life forever.
How Many Serves of Greens Did You Get This Week?
Have a think for a few minutes, how many greens are you currently getting? How many serves did you have yesterday? Or the day before?
For most people it will be only one or two serves.
But this is GOOD news – it means you’re going to be feeling AWESOME when you implement my tips!
How to Get Alkaline and Go Green
Going green is so important because it gets a huge amount of chlorophyll into your body. I recommend reading my Health Benefits of Liquid Chlorophyll article in full, but to give you a short version:
Chlorophyll has the power to regenerate our bodies at the molecular and cellular level and is known to help cleanse the body, fight infection, help heal wounds, and promote the health of the circulatory, digestive, immune, and detoxification systems. Chlorophyll consumption increases the number of red blood cells and, therefore, increase oxygen utilization by the body. Chlorophyll also reduces the binding of carcinogens to DNA in the liver and other organs. It also breaks down calcium oxalate stones for elimination, which are created by the body for the purpose of neutralizing and disposing of excess acid.
So getting a big injection of chlorophyll into your diet is hugely important!
As per point 2 above – you have to focus on the small, simple stuff that has the most impact and in my opinion, getting green foods in is the single most powerful thing you can do to dramatically change your health, energy and vitality. You have to get greens in and while this may seem daunting – here are a few suggestions to make it a LOT easier and less intimidating:
- Have a salad with every meal: carry on eating what you’d normally have eaten, but just add a side salad (no unhealthy dressings though!). This TOTALLY takes the pressure off but the cumulative effect of having several salads a day will have a big impact.
- Disguise green foods: you can shave broccoli heads with a knife over foods or into pasta sauce giving you heaps of broccoli, but you can’t see, taste or smell it. OR wilt spinach down with a little butter, salt and pepper – this gives you a HUGE amount of spinach in just a couple of mouthfuls. OR make pasta sauce by blending tomatoes with steamed pumpkin, broccoli, spinach, watercress etc. When it’s all blended down it still tastes very rich and tomato-ey, but you’ve got a heap of green foods in there too!
- Get into Sprouts: sounds weird but it’s SO worth it – sprouts are sprouted seeds of plants such as broccoli which, when harvested at the sprout stage, contain all (or more) of the nutritional content of the fully grown plant – this means you can easily eat one handful and get a HUGE hit of nutrients. I’ve blogged heaps about sprouts (and have a guide coming) so click here to read all about sprouts.
Making sure you up your green food consumption from 0-1 times per day to 5-7 times per day is easy and it will blow your mind the difference it makes. Your body will thank you, I can absolutely assure you.
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Hi Carole, not sure I understand your question?
thanks a lot for your informational scientific effort. really helps.
I’ve been on a diet recommended to get rid of candida overgrowth with no results. Can an alkaline diet help me? Are there any things on your diet I should avoid? . I am getting frustrated. I would like to do a detox but I cannot afford to pay and I don’t have a juicer. Can you recommend something simple? Thanks for any help you can give
An alkaline diet will definitely help. If you haven’t already, I super-highly-recommend you download my list of Acid/Alkaline Foods Guide here – it contains all the charts and a LOT of info on how to get started etc. It’s a great resource ????
In the short term – get coconut oil daily. The caprylic acid is proven to destroy several strains of candida including albicans. If you’re worried about it being a saturated fat, don’t 🙂 Read my guide here: http://liveenergized.com/alkaline-diet-resources/saturated-fat-cholesterol-truth/
Also immediately try to eliminate gluten and sugar – both are horrible for candida.
THIS will also be a big help:
My body is thanking me. I’m a nutritionist, and realized recently that I had fallen into the acid trap I’ve been warning my clients about. Yikes. We are taught so much how to teach our clients to take thing OUT of their diet. Your approach is so reasonable: don’t focus on taking things out at first, focus instead on adding the good things in. It makes so much sense to do things that way. I hadn’t added “bad” things in, I was just in such a rush that I wasn’t adding as many of the good things in. Goes to show that even those of us who know still need reminders. Thank you!
Just found you today. Thank you for having done nearly all the work for us.
My Dr has put me on an Alkaline diet as I have suffered inflammation and pain for years. Trying to find info was difficult. Purchased a chart from local Go Vita store. Found conflicting lists when comparing acid/alkaline foods with other charts . Just will use common sense. We grow most of all our vegetables organically and only buy when we have run out or it is not something that we can grow here. I now have a good idea of what changes to make for myself, but trying to convert hubby off his beer and onto water will be a huge challenge.
Looking forward to trying your recipes. Lucky for me both hubby & I love our veg.
Ann Norman (Australia)
Greetings from Ecuador!!
Thanks for all this great information.
I have a question, how can I introduce the alkaline diet to my kids? what recepies can I give them… they are very picky with greens, ages 9, 7, 2. They love bread and milk.
Thanks. God bless you
you state we should eat within 30 minutes of getting up. What about someone like me who is up and down all night long? Then by 3-4am I am lying in bed unable to sleep, mind racing, feeling restless. Do I need to eat that early to be more alkaline?
Hi Ross, thanxs a mil. For what you are doing for us, hope to be able to afford to buy your recipe book,
How do I know that I am alkaline, ( can I check urine and saliva and should it have an alkaline PH) can I become too alkaline, I’m 57 will it affect stomach acids or is that not necessary .thank you
Check out this guide: http://liveenergized.com/2013/03/21/how-to-test-your-ph-the-alkaline-test/
You are a blessing … keep up your emails every day .. I haven’t missed any of them
I have read and followed every word you advise … and it really works if you are patient and give it time ….
thank you so much
I love all of your suggestion and tips on alkaline foods. But could you please get to the point with your videos I think you talk too much without getting yo the point. But thank you for all your suggestions
You are awesome!!!
Been fortunate to have been receiving your mails for some time now…Many thanks…If the world was full of people like you it would be a very different world…
Help…Trying to help some people to find some alternatives to coffee….Everyone knows why…I know of some alkalizing herb teas, but would appreciate your input…Some habits are addictions…I’m sure you have covered this subject before but I missed it…
Thanks again MRB
Is there any special benefit that comes from adding a dressing?
Most people do not like the taste of green leafy vegetables but I enjoy
eating green vegetables so do not always want a dressing.
It’s totally up to you
People prefer the dressing for the extra taste it gives to your meal.
Thanks for all this great info on what alkaline foods we should all be eating, changing a habit of a life time takes time, but I’m sure I’ll get there.
Another important, very important, aspect of all this is, of course, what we drink. Your Body IS water, therefore what we put in there has to be alkaline also.
Ross, Are carrots considered a “green” vegetable? I don’t mean the leafy top, I mean the orange/yellow root. I already drink my 5-7 servings of green veggies daily in the form of a giant green smoothie (with 2 fugi apples thrown in it in order to make it palatable). I am considering adding a carrot from time to time as well. Just beginning to be aware of the acid/alkaline “thing”!!! Am now very pleased to know just why I feel so good! I also have a good piece of chicken, wild caught salmon, red meat or turkey every day as well. My complete and total weakness of all time is authentic Mexican food though, and I can literally feel the effects in my bones on the few occasions I succumb to that weakness! I now know why–dah–go figure!! Anyway, you are the prince of princes to do and give all this incredible information. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU from the very depths of my soul!!!
Awesome, Ross. Love your enthusiasm. Thanks, Lee
Thanks Ross, great advise. Going alkaline doesn’t have to be scary and you’ve made it completely accessible. Thanks.
After reading information on getting alkaline telling me that you really needed to supplement(another book) in order to get to an optional level ie 7 . At the moment i am at 5 in a morning going up to 6 in the afternoon (urine test). So i took supplements, but they made me feel dizzy and light headed, can you explain why that would happen. I presumed i needed a supplement as 5 is quite low?
Instead of printing all the articles you post – do you have a book that contains all the information that I can buy? Thanks.