12 September, 2009
Creating a body that is more alkaline than acidic improves your health and may prevent cancer. Cancer can't thrive in an alkaline environment; however, it grows quickly in an acidic body. Your body naturally becomes more acidic as you age, making you more susceptible to cancer. You can, however, make lifestyle choices to keep your body in a more alkaline state. Drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes and eating junk food can also create an acidic environment in the body.
To have a healthy body from the inside out, there are certain healthy foods you can eat, such as raw organic carrots and beets, but you can also take vitamins and other super food supplements to help your body become more alkaline. Spirulina is a vitamin supplement that comes from the sea. It is a blue green sea algae loaded with a high doses of vitamin A, C, and E. This combination helps the body become more alkaline. Spirulina is also a good source of protein and it has high doses of amino acids in it.
Vitamin A is an essential vitamin because it helps the body in so many ways. The safest form of vitamin A is beta carotene. Carrots are loaded with high doses of beta carotene. Drinking a glass of raw carrot and apple juice is a wonderful way to help your body become more alkaline. Eating whole carrots is even more beneficial because carrots are a great source of fiber.
Many people might think of vitamin C as being acidic, but actually, when vitamin C is inside the body, it boosts the immune system and strengthens the cells as well as making the body more alkaline. Foods rich in vitamin C are oranges, strawberries and green peppers.
Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins when it comes to bone health and overall health in general. Vitamin D improves calcium absorption and maintains healthy mineral levels within the body. Vitamin D also helps the body maintain an alkaline state. We absorb vitamin D from the sun, but we can also get vitamin D from milk, eggs and cod liver oil.
Vitamin E is a great vitamin for anti-aging as well as keeping the body in a more alkaline state. Vitamin E lubricates and protects cells. Most people need about 400 international units (IU) of vitamin E per day. There are also many foods that are rich in vitamin E such as sunflower seeds, eggs and olive oil.
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