Foods with a higher pH are considered alkaline healing foods. Lower pH acidic ones leave the body in a toxic state. When our bodies are acidic, we feel more pain, become more lethargic, we inflame and swell, and our immune systems become less effective. By eliminating lower pH foods such as: dairy, sugar, alcohol, soy, wheat and high amounts of meat, you'll be amazed by how refreshed you'll feel in an incredibly quick amount of time!
Focus on pH neutral foods with a dash of alkalinity added in. And if you do eat an acidic meal, balance it out with a neutral to alkaline emphasis for the next few days. I'll provide more information on the topic of pH foods in my next blog.
But, for now, let's begin with a snack!
Delicious Cilantro Hummus Recipe:
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup raw cashews (soaked overnight)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 1/2 teaspoons Celtic or Himalayan sea salt (healthy salts!)
3 tablespoons tahini or sunflower butter
1/4 cup olive oil
2 finely minced cloves of garlic
1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup water
Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Adjust amounts of lemon, water, cilantro and salt to your preferred taste. Enjoy on rice chips or with fresh veggies as a dip!