If you’re looking to create a better acid-alkaline balance in your life, finding your favourite alkaline fruits will help you immensely along the way. Knowing which fruits are alkalizing for your body and which create body acidity is essential to create an easy alkaline lifestyle. This can be especially deceptive, because much fruit contains too much starch or fructose to carry alkaline qualities.
List of Alkaline Fruits
Here is a list of my five most favourite alkaline fruits, if you have other ones to add to the list, please feel free to comment below!
Sour cherries have an alkalizing effect on your body, are low-calorie and low GI and have loads of nutrients. They contain vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, magnesium, potassium, boron, phosphorous, fibre, flavonoids, folic acid and beta-carotene.
Avocados taste delicious and are very nutritious – they are a great source of vitamin K, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, folate and potassium. However, beware that avocados have a very high fat content, and although they are healthy, unsaturated fats, you should not go overboard with avocados.
Apples are a very popular alkaline fruit. They have a comparatively low GI and are full of nutrients including dietary fibre and Vitamin C. Where possible apples should be eaten with their skin intact, but make sure you wash them before hand. I love cutting up apples as a snack and combine them with some chopped up raw almonds (which are also alkaline).
Lemons and Limes
Although lemons are acidic in themselves, when they reach your digestive system they actually have an alkalising effect. Of course lemons and limes are high in Vitamin C as well. That’s why I love starting the day with a glass of hot water with the juice of half a lemon. It stimulates the digestive system and gives you an alkalizing lifestyle kick first thing in the morning! Another great way to add lemons or limes to your everyday foods is to add some slices to your daily water. This way you get a great alkalising effect from your water and you get some tasty variety without having to revert to softdrinks.
Figs and Date
Figs and dates are alkalizing for your body – however they have a high GI, especially when they are dried and have a high calorie density. So beware not to eat too many figs and dates – rather keep them as a sweet treat.
What are your favourite alkaline fruits? Please share by leaving a comment below