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Z is for Zucchini + Alkaline Recipes to Try

This is the 26th installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

Z is for Zucchini

Zucchini is rich in fiber, water, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, calcium, copper and potassium.

Zucchini promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Has antioxidant properties
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • May prevent cellular damage
  • Normalizes blood pressure
  • Aids in digestion
  • Prevents constipation
  • Curbs overeating
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties

Zucchini recipes to try:

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. See previous alkaline foods series posts.

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Y is for Yellow Squash + Alkaline Recipes to Try

This is the 25th installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

Y is for Yellow squash

Yellow squash is rich in vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, vitamin A, fiber, folate, copper, manganese, riboflavin and phosphorus.

NOTE: All types of squash are alkaline.

Yellow squash promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Has anti-aging properties
  • Guards against cancer
  • Promotes eye health
  • Reduces risk of heart attack and stroke
  • May reduce blood pressure
  • Aids in digestion
  • Promotes a healthy prostate
  • Builds healthy bones

Squash recipes to try:

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: Z is for Zucchini.

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X is for Xylitol + Alkaline Recipes to Try

This is the 24th installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

X is for Xylitol

Xylitol is a natural sugar substitute made from birch bark that looks and tastes like white cane sugar but doesn’t come with nasty health problems like diabetes and obesity.

Xylitol promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Builds immunity
  • Promotes oral health
  • May reverse bone loss
  • Naturally stabilizes insulin
  • Protects against chronic degenerative disease
  • Has anti-aging benefits
  • Is antimicrobial

Xylitol recipes to try:

You can use xylitol whenever sugar is called for in a recipe at a 1:1 ratio.

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: Y is for Yellow Squash.

Click here to grab your free Chanson Water Alkaline/Acid Food Charts!

W is for Watercress + Alkaline Recipes to Try

This is the 23rd installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

W is for Watercress

Watercress is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, antioxidants, beta-carotene, B vitamins, vitamin E, folate, sulphur and calcium.

Watercress promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Has cancer-fighting properties
  • Can reduce DNA damage
  • Is cleansing to the blood
  • Has antibacterial properties
  • Helps digestion
  • Promotes healthy hair and skin

Watercress recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with W:

  • Wakame
  • White beans

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: X is for Xylitol.

Click here to grab your free Chanson Water Alkaline/Acid Food Charts!

V is for Vine-Ripened Tomatoes + Alkaline Recipes

This is the 22nd installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

V is for Vine-Ripened Tomatoes

Tomatoes are  rich in vitamin C, lycopene, beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Although they are slightly acidic on the vine, they have an alkalizing effect on the body when digested.

Vine-ripened tomatoes promote health in many ways. They:

  • Have anti-cancer properties
  • Promote a healthy immune system
  • Have anti-aging properties
  • May improve eyesight
  • Protect our genetic material against damage and resulting disease
  • Speed the body’s fat-burning capacity
  • Can reduce the risk of heart disease
  • May lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides
  • Prevent clumping of the blood

Tomato recipes to try:

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: W is for Watercress.

Click here to grab your free Chanson Water Alkaline/Acid Food Charts!

U is for Udo’s Choice + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the 21st installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

U is for Udo’s Choice

Udo’s Choice is a commercial blend of oils rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 and a great source of essential fats. You can use it as a dietary supplement or to make salad dressings or substitute for other oils in recipes that do not require frying, baking, or other high temperature cooking.

Udo’s Choice promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Increases energy, performance and stamina
  • Helps build muscle
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Has anti-inflammatory effects
  • Lowers risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Improves brain function and vision
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Regulates normal function of organs and glands
  • Speeds recovery and healing
  • Support healthy child development
  • Improves digestion
  • Decreases risk of infection
  • Keeps bones strong
  • Protects genetic material
  • Ease PMS symptoms
  • Supports growth of beautiful skin, hair, and nails

Recipes to try:

Can substitute whenever oil is called for in a recipe (with the exception of baking).

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: V is for Vine-Ripened Tomatoes.

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T is for Tofu + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the 2oth installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

T is for Tofu

Tofu is a vegan meat substitute that is rich in protein, calcium, vitamin E, omega 3s, iron, manganese, copper and fiber. Due to widespread criticism of genetically modified soybeans dominating the market, we recommend only consuming organic soy products in moderation.

Tofu promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Has anti-cancer properties
  • May lower cholesterol
  • Alleviates symptoms of menopause
  • Lowers risk of atherosclerosis, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases
  • Strengthens bones
  • Combats premature aging
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties

Tofu recipes to try:

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: U is for Udo’s Choice.

Click here to grab your free Chanson Water Alkaline/Acid Food Charts!

S is for Spinach + Alkaline Recipes to Try

This is the 19th installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

S is for Spinach

Spinach is rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin K, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc and selenium.

Spinach promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Aids in digestion
  • Prevents constipation
  • Maintains low blood sugar
  • Curbs overeating
  • Has anti-cancer properties
  • Promotes healthy skin
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Fights atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease and stroke
  • Promotes a healthy nervous system and optimal brain function
  • Fights osteoporosis, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure
  • Protects the eyes from cataracts and age-related macular degeneration
  • Protects and strengthens mucous membranes, respiratory, urinary and intestinal tracts
  • Fight infection
  • Lowers blood pressure

Spinach recipes to try:

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: T is for Tofu.

Click here to grab your free Chanson Water Alkaline/Acid Food Charts!

R is for Radishes + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the 18th installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

R is for Radishes

Radishes are rich in vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, folate, B vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, manganese, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorous, sodium, copper and zinc.

Radishes promote health in many ways. They:

  • Rebuild tissues and blood vessels
  • Maintain health of bones and teeth
  • Fight cellular damage
  • Lower your risk of diabetes, heart disease, diverticulitis and cancer
  • Are purifying and detoxifying
  • Are a natural diuretic
  • Combat inflammation and infections

Radish recipes to try:

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: S is for Spinach.

Click here to grab your free Chanson Water Alkaline/Acid Food Charts!

Q is for Quinoa + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the 17th installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

Q is for Quinoa

Quinoa is a seed that is a great replacement for grains like rice. It is gluten-free, has a low glycemic index and is rich in protein, fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin B, manganese and magnesium.

Quinoa promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Acts as an internal cleanser
  • Can promote healing of skin injuries
  • Helps alleviate migraines
  • Improves the energy metabolism within the brain and muscle cells
  • Is packed with antioxidants that fight cancer
  • May reduce type 2 diabetes

Quinoa recipes to try:

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: R is for Radishes.

Click here to grab your free Chanson Water Alkaline/Acid Food Charts!