Aug 062012
 

This blog is Part 3 of a series on Living in Alignment – Acid / Alkaline Balance.

Part 1 covered the importance of eating a diet rich in Alkalising foods

Part 2  covered how our emotions, thoughts and beliefs affect the acid/ alkaline balance.

This blog post Part 3 will cover information on supportive supplements to assist and maintain a healthy alkaline /Acid Balance.

Other information will be covered in following posts, including specific healthy juice blends and the benefits of green smoothies.

Living in Alignment – Acid / Alkaline Balance – Part 3 : Supportive Supplements

There are useful food based dietary supplements that can be beneficial in assisting and supporting the body in maintaining a healthy Alkaline/ Acid balance. When we look to the foods which are most supportive, we are choosing those foods which are high in leaving an Alkaline forming residue in the body, which are raw foods, primarily greens.

As we are aware a healthy ph or healthy alkaline / acid balance is eating a ratio of 80% alkalizing foods and 20% acid residue forming foods. However most people  barely eat one serving of fresh greens a day.

Greens are rich in antioxidants, which are so vital in eliminating the oxygen free radicals that build up in us over time due to daily exposure to things like pollution, sun, bad foods, electrical radiation, and our body’s natural processes of oxidation – which further undermines our cells, hastens aging, and makes us more vulnerable to stress and the challenges to good health.

There are the land based greens such as salad greens,  green leafy vegetables, spinach, kale, broccoli  and grasses such as wheat grass. There are also the sea harvested vegetables such as spirulina, kelp and the green, blue and red varieties of seaweeds.

Sea vegetables

Many rich minerals that have been washed into the oceans have been reclaimed by sea vegetation. Sea vegetables provide a broad spectrum of trace minerals and phytonutrients that are more frequently deficient from land-based diets. Green, blue and red Sea vegetables which are sustainably harvested from pristine ocean waters around the globe contain the highest known nutrition available and are alkalising to the body.

Spirulina

Is a green sea plant based food that is high in nutrition, proteins and has an alkalizing effect on the body.

Aloe vera

Contains over 75 nutrients and 200 active compounds, including 12 vitamins, 20 minerals, and 18 amino acids. The inner leaf fillet of Aloe vera contains key polysaccharides and is an extremely alkalising food, soothing to the digestion, cooling and calming to the internal organs. Aloe vera supports the healthy uptake of other nutrients as it aids in helping them to be more easily absorbed into the system.

How does this translate into choosing healthy supplements?

Aloe Vera and Sea Vegetables:

The best product on the market that we have found containing  fresh Organic sea vegetable and Organic aloe vera is Body Balance. It contains a blend of nine wild, sustainably harvested sea vegetables, of the green, blue and red variety and certified organically grown and processed inner leaf fillet Aloe vera. It is a product we recommend to our clients,  that we take ourselves ( including our children ) and is so very beneficial for the body and the alkalising effect that it has. Body Balance is available in both liquid and powdered form.

Powdered Super Greens:

There are many good quality green super foods on the market today, made from dried plant greens, green vegetables and dried sea vegetable such as spirulina.  These dried or powdered greens are great nutritionally and supportive as they are alkaline forming to the body.

One of our favourite dried green products is the TrueGreens  from Life force.
TrueGreens is rich in phytonutrients, and contains a broad spectrum of antioxidant rich foods. It has a total of 30 healthful combined grasses, grains, fruits, vegetables, probiotics , enzymes, noni, and other organic and natural  ingredients. It is one of the only green super foods available which contains Probiotics and enzymes which are essential to healthful digestion and assimilation. These powdered Greens are a high nutritional food, 100% vegan and can be mixed into any drink, sprinkled on food, or mixed into uncooked recipes, making it very easy to get more servings of your vegetables daily to assist in keeping the healthy alkaine / acid balance. It is also an easy food for children to have when their intake of fresh greens is compromised.

To learn more about the nutritional benefits or how to purchase any of these products, please contact Yantra or visit the product page

Many Blessings Yantra

 


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