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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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P is for Parsley + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the 16th 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!

P is for Parsley

Parsley is rich in vitamins A, K, E, and C, beta-carotene, antioxidants, folate, calcium and iron.

Parsley promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Has anti-cancer properties
  • Promotes a healthy heart
  • Is anti-inflammatory
  • Can be very cleansing
  • Promotes a healthy immune system
  • Has diuretic properties

Parsley recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with P:

  • Peas
  • Pumpkin
  • Pomegranate
  • Pine nuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Pinto 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: Q is for Quinoa.

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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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L is for Lemons & Limes + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the 12th 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!

L is for Lemons & Limes

Lemons and limes offer many of the same health benefits, and many people are surprised to learn that they are alkaline-forming to the body considering their acidic nature. The reason is because they contain very little sugar and thus the body does not have to use alkaline minerals to process them, resulting in an alkalizing effect once consumed. They are rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B, phosphorous, proteins, and carbohydrates.

Lemons and limes promote health in many ways. They:

  • Detoxify, purify and cleanse
  • Aid in digestion
  • Have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties
  • Helps prevent diabetes
  • May lower blood pressure and purify the blood
  • Help dilute uric acid
  • Help reduce phlegm
  • Fight constipation
  • Can reduce body temperature
  • Help stop internal bleeding
  • Soothe burns
  • Aid in weight loss

Lemon & lime recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with L:

  • Lima beans
  • Lentils
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce

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: M is for Millet.

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K is for Kale + Alkaline Recipes to Try

This is the 11th 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!

K is for Kale

Kale contains fiber, calcium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.

Kale promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Has antioxidants with anti-cancer health benefits
  • Is rich in the eye-health promoting lutein and zeaxanthin compounds
  • Lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • Has detoxification properties
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Aids in bone health
  • Helps normal blood clotting
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties which fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders

Kale recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with K:

  • Kelp

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: L is for Lemons & Limes.

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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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