13 Perfect Foods For Ideal Health

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What’s the truth in our foods?   
The truth is the pH level of our body, particularly in our stomach, has an effect on how our body functions. An imbalance can cause many different health issues, leaving the body susceptible to disease and premature aging. Maintaining an alkaline pH in the body is one of the best ways to prevent these problems.

A food’s ability to create an acidic or alkaline condition in the body doesn’t have any connection with the actual pH of the food itself. It’s the effect that it has on the body after it’s eaten that matters.  Who would have thought?!

A high alkaline foods diet refer to those which leave an alkaline residue within the body. Of course, it’s not necessary to give up all acidic foods, but the more alkaline foods you consume, the better your pH will be in the long run.

Here is a list of 13 perfect foods you can consume for maintaining a healthy alkaline level within your body.

  • Olive Oil
  • Flax Seed
  • Quinoa
  • Millet
  • Almonds
  • Chestnuts
  • Lemon Water
  • Herbal Teas
  • Raw Spinach
  • Papaya
  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Lime

To your healthy ecosystem (your body!)

Health Coach Autumn
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A Few Good Reasons To Drink Wine

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I’m in the mood for a little glass of merlot! Why do you ask?  Because when wine is drank in moderation it is actually good for us! A 5 ounce glass of wine daily can reduce your risk of heart disease by increasing your HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and lowering your LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol).  Wine also has one of the earth’s most important natural phenols called resveratrol.  Phenols fight infections by bacteria and fungus, which help protect your immune system and fight off invaders. Lastly wine contains catechins which protect our artery walls.  Now that’s a good reason to drink up!

To our long and great health!

Autumn

How can you benefit your body’s ecosystem?

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Did you know your body’s inner ecosystem is made up of beneficial bacteria, friendly yeast, and even non threatening viruses that naturally live inside your digestive tract? Your inner ecosystem can highly influence your waistline, mood, inflammation and allergies. It is truly the key to a strong immune system and helps your body age slowly and well. A balanced ecosystem & healthy digestive tract are essential for living a longer, healthier life.
How healthy is your ecosystem? And what can you do so that your body can flourish?

In order to keep your ecosystem healthy, immune system strong, and keep yourself in great health you should consume 80% alkaline-forming foods and 20% acid-forming foods. So what does this mean?

The typical American diet is completely acid-forming, rich in acid-forming meat, dairy & highly processed foods. Your body’s pH is 7.35, also known as slightly alkaline. Your body constantly seeks balance and works hard to maintain this healthy neutral alkaline zone. Alkaline-forming foods keep your pH balanced; give your body more energy and boost your immune system.

So which foods are Alkaline-forming foods? Here are a few:

Fruits: Lemon, Lime, Black Currants, Cranberry

Grains: Millet, Quinoa

Root Veggies: Carrots, Garlic, Leek, Onion, Radish, Daikon, Scallions

Veggies: Cucumber, Green Beans, Lettuce, Red Bell Pepper, Spinach, Zucchini, Parsley

Protein Fat: Coconut, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Flax Seeds, Avocado

Starchy Veggies: Red Skin Potato, Acorn Squash, Artichoke, English Peas, Butternut and Winter Squash

How many of these foods are you consuming on a regular basis? It’s definitely something to think about!
To your thriving ecosystem and mine,
Health and Lifestyle Coach Autumn