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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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O is for Onion + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the 15th 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!

O is for Onions

Onions are rich in vitamins C, B1,  K, and B6, biotin, chromium, folic acid, calcium, sulfur, antioxidants and dietary fiber.

Onions promote health in many ways. They:

  • May prevent cancer
  • Slow free radical damage
  • Have antifungal and antibacterial properties
  • May lower blood sugar
  • Helps asthmatics
  • Have cardiovascular benefits
  • Support bone and connective tissue
  • Have anti-inflammatory properties

Onion recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with O:

  • Okra

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: P is for Parsley.

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J is for Jicama + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the 10th 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!

J is for Jicama

Jicama is a large, bulbous root vegetable. The rough brown skin should be peeled before eating or cooking, leaving only the white crunchy flesh. The flavor is slightly sweet and a little nutty, and jicama can be served both raw and cooked.

Jicama is low calorie and fat-free, rich in vitamin C and an excellent source of dietary and soluble fiber. It also contains folic acid, beta-carotene, minerals magnesium, copper, iron and manganese, and valuable B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid and thiamin.

Jicama promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Has anti-oxidant properties that help the body scavenge for harmful free radicals
  • Acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • Offers protection from cancers and viruses
  • Helps control cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart problems
  • Strengthens capillaries and may lower the incidences or severity of bruising
  •  Lowers homocysteine levels

Jicama 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: K is for Kale.

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G is for Garlic + Alkaline Recipes to Try

This is the seventh 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!

G is for Garlic

Garlic contains protein, potassium, vitamins  A, B, B2 and C, calcium, zinc, germanium and much more.

Garlic promotes health in many ways including:

  • Protective effect against cancer
  • Natural antibiotic/anti-fungal effective against toxic bacteria, viruses, and fungus
  • Antioxidant which fights free radicals
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Helps maintain healthy blood circulation
  • Helps regulate blood pressure
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Helps strengthen your body’s defenses against allergies
  • Helps loosen plaque from the artery walls
  • Helps regulate blood  sugar levels
  • Kills and expels parasites

Garlic recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with G:

  • Grasses (all)
  • Green drinks
  • Green beans
  • Gluten free breads/wraps
  • Green tea
  • Goat milk

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: H is for Himalayan Sea Salt.

C is for Cucumber + Alkaline Recipes to Try

This is the third 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!

C is for Cucumber

Cucumbers are 96% alkaline water and low in calories. They contain fiber, potassium, ß-carotene and α-carotene, vitamin-C, vitamin-A, vitamin-B, vitamin-K, vitamin-D, B1, B6, folate, calcium, magnesium, silica, zea-xanthin and lutein.

The alkaline water, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in cucumber promote health in many ways including:

  • Cleansing and hydrating properties
  • Reduces risk of cancer
  • Reduces constipation
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Helps diabetics
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Helps reduce blood pressure and heart rates
  • Scavenges for free radicals
  • Mild diuretic property
  • Promotes healthy teeth and gums
  • Promotes osteotrophic (bone mass building) activity
  • Aids in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease patients by limiting neuronal damage
  • Promotes joint health
  • Sun and wind burn relief
  • Tightens skin and reduces puffiness when applied topically

Cucumber recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with C:

  • Chestnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut milk
  • Canola oil
  • Chard
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Coriander
  • Chili peppers
  • Chives
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Collard greens

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: D is for Dairy-Free Milk.