March 3, 2010

Hi, I'm Alkaline

I've been acidic for way too long. It's time to go alkaline. If you don't know what I am talking about, let me say that our bodies have a pH on a scale of 1-14 (1-6.9 are acids and 7.1 -14 are alkaline or base, while 7 is neutral). I am pretty sure my pH has been tending towards the acidic side based on my diet and recent health changes, which is why I have basically eaten like an alkaline fiend lately. For the past two days, I have enjoyed delicious avocado rolls for lunch (avocado slices, carrots, cucumbers, red cabbage, and lettuce in a rice paper roll) and this evening, I will be whipping up my favorite steamed red cabbage with grapefruit for dessert!

As Chen, my friend and brilliant med student, tells me, citrus fruits such as grapefruits and lemons are considered alkaline foods because your body neutralizes the citric acid from the fruits as it processes them! So cool!

Here's a list of alkaline foods if you are interested!

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  1. YUM! I'll take any excuse to eat more avocados! xo

  2. this looks delicious! i may have to try the red cabbage recipe!! yay! thank you!


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