Alkalise your system to help with Arthritis
You can greatly ease the pain from arthritis by eating an organic plant-based diet and focusing on alkalising your system.. An alkaline diet is based on the belief that certain foods can affect the acidity and pH of bodily fluids, including the urine or blood, and can therefore be used to treat or prevent diseases. You can alkalise your body by slowly reducing your meat, fish, dairy, black tea, coffee, processed food, starches and refined sugars intake. In fact all sugars, even ‘healthy’ ones like honey, use low glycemic sweeteners such as stevia, yacon syrup or xylitol. People usually become disappointed by the idea that their favourite fruit contains a high amount of sugar and should be limited, but the reality is that fruits are very acidic. To keep yourself sane, don’t cut out this important food group completely, rather stick to one or two pieces of low glycemic fruit a day, like an organic apple or pear, lemons, limes or berries.
What You'll Need
- Raw alkalising ingredients such as salads, carrot, green veg etc.
What You'll Do
- Kick start the recovery process by doing a week long green juice fast. Aim for at least 50% raw ingredients – these are easy to do with salads, green juices and smoothies.
- If this is too much too soon, why not opt for starting each day with a healthy green juice, packed full of alkaline-friendly ingredients.
- Fermented vegetables, such as sauerkraut, supply about 10 trillion beneficial bacteria, alkalise your system and balance your gut. Adding sweet vegetables like carrot, onion and beetroot, and even an apple to the cabbage, rounds out the flavour and makes it delicious. (Bonus? These veggies are easy and inexpensive to prepare in your own kitchen.)
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