Have you tried the keto diet or another “healthy” eating plan to no avail? Are you feeling drained and tired, unable to determine why? The culprit could be excess acid. Diets like the keto diet that are high in animal protein and fat can increase acid levels in the body, leading to things like poor digestion, body aches, fatigue, and at worst, serious health conditions like cancer.
To decrease acidity in the body, it’s important that we load up on alkaline foods that help bring our pH back to balance. Alkaline foods are often green vegetables that are high in chlorophyll and other vitamins and minerals our bodies need to survive.
Picking alkaline foods can also reset the digestive system to make slimming effortless, says nutrition expert Ross Bridgeford. That’s why he advises rotating these six superstars into your daily diet.
These greens are rich in alkalizing nutrients that speed slimming — plus energize the brain to boost focus in 30 minutes.
This veggie delivers alkalizing compounds that banish bloat to erase four pounds of excess water weight in seven days.
Alkalizing compounds in broccoli calm the brain’s anxiety center to steady mood and cut depression risk by 50 percent.
Phenolic acids in these crunchy bites improve the liver’s ability to detox, helping to flush energy-sapping toxins.
These gems are rich in healthy fats that alkalinize the body and help burn off 56 percent more belly fat.
This leafy green is packed with alkalizing vitamin K. Bonus: It strengthens bones to cut osteoporosis risk by 30 percent.
This article originally appeared in our print magazine.