Fruits and vegetables should be included in your diet to maintain a healthy and balanced body, which then functions optimally thus leading to a longer life span.
The greener the vegetable, the more alkaline it is said to be
About 80 per cent of our food intake should be alkaline vegetables and alkaline fruits and no more than 20 per cent of the entire food intake should be acidic.
Alkaline vegetables help maintain the ph balance of the body at 7.3. They can be included to form part of your diet and should be substituted for most of the acid food.
The greener the vegetable, the more alkaline it is said to be. So when looking for alkaline vegetables, choose greens more.
Broccoli is a good alkaline vegetable and can be consumed in plenty by just boiling it and adding some salt and lemon to it for flavour.
Bamboo shoots also fall in the alkaline vegetables category. Keep the bamboo shoots dipped in some lemon syrup for about 30 min. Peel and cut a few potatoes and add a large tomato and a glass of water and the bamboo shoots to the vessel.
All these are alkaline vegetables. Boil all the ingredients for half an hour add spices according to taste and simmer for another 20 minutes, you will have a lovely soupy dish to be eaten with rice or just consumed as it is.
Garlic is very good for cleansing the body of toxic wastes and should be added to most of the meals for itâ€™s alkalising effect.
Egg plant though not a green vegetable is still an alkaline vegetable. Eggplants can be consumed in a variety of ways. Eggplants with a few potatoes can make a lovely alkaline vegetable dish. For children try out mashed eggplant as a side dish.
The alkaline vegetable list is unending. Cabbages, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peas, pepper bells, parsley, radish, cucumber and almost all vegetables are all alkaline vegetables. So go out there and skip the meat section and walk into health and vigour. With an alkaline vegetable diet plan, you cannot go wrong.
Source:The Times Of India