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Health tip: The many benefits of keeping an alkaline balance

We are what we eat, and by making a few considerations to choose alkaline foods we can make a big difference to help our body bring down internal inflammation, keep our immune systems up, and even bring in a welcome bit of extra energy for the day.

 

 

It’s important that our bodies stay slightly alkaline, so eating alkaline foods – which are low in sugar, high in minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium and phosphorous – help keep body functions efficient. A basic guide is to eat raw organic greens, healthy fats, nuts, seeds, and green tea while avoiding trans fats, dairy products, processed foods, soda drinks and coffee. While many fruits are acidic due to their high sugar content there are exceptions that will help your body cleanse and detox itself: great examples include lemons, limes, grapefruits and coconuts.

Exercise plays a big role in helping to flush away toxins and bringing in an alkaline balance. If exercise makes you perspire a lot, consider taking magnesium supplements that help replenish your system and avoid cramps, spasms and muscle pain. Given that our bodies are mostly water, don’t forget to keep mineralised water at hand while exercising!