IS your diet “acidic” or “alkaline”? These words tend to be thrown around quite heavily in the health industry.
Simply put, the acidity or alkalinity of one’s blood has a great impact on the health. The higher the intake of alkaline foods, the less chances for you to acquire diseases—simply because your body isn’t providing them the acidic environment they need to thrive and proliferate.
Increasing your body’s alkalinity shouldn’t take too much of an effort. Food rich in alkaline are probably already in your diet, albeit sparingly. All you have to do is increase your intake.
Take it from star tennis player and fitness enthusiast Dyan Castillejo who is an advocate of an alkaline-rich diet. She regularly eats fruits and vegetables which rank the highest in alkaline content based on the Potential Renal Acid Load (PRAL) scale.
“Eating smaller portions of good quality and nutrient-rich food more often during the day is the way to go to drop weight, improve body quality and have more energy,” Dyan said. “I really feel best when I do this. Rather than eating bigger heavy meals three times a day, I prefer to eat more often—five to six smaller meals and getting a good variety so I get more vitamins and minerals.”
The Magic of wheatgrass
However, if you’re not as fond of fruits and veggies, there are other ways you can introduce and keep alkaline levels high in your body. The answer? Wheatgrass. As brand ambassador for Wheatgrass CAN’s Easy Pha-max products, Dyan swears by the ‘king of alkaline food’ and how it helps her keep fit.
The World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences also published a study that listed wheatgrass as an anti-cancer plant. A study by Dietitian Nutritionist Cheshire Que believes in due to the plant’s high antioxidant activity.
“Wheatgrass aids in clearing away toxins from the blood stream, digestive system and liver. Its chlorophyll content helps the body produce healthy red blood cells that promote good blood circulation,” Cheshire said. “It also has more than many types of enzymes vital to the liver’s function as it breaks down harmful substances in the body, making them easier to discharge.”
Cheshire added that wheatgrass is also a rich source of fiber, which sweeps the garbage out of the digestive system. Not only does it prevent constipation, it also helps prevent colon cancer.
When trying to rejuvenate one’s body, balance is crucial—especially for your pH levels. Most of the foods we eat daily are acidic, so increasing your alkaline intake is the best aid for balance. This is why Cheshire supports the daily intake of pure wheatgrass, as well. “It has the richest content of bicarbonate and alkaline minerals among grains and vegetables. Aside from that, its chlorophyll content enables the body to eliminate acids via respiration, bowel movement and urination.”
Once your body is free from toxins, it becomes more efficient in absorbing the nutrients it needs to be healthy.
Everything in moderation
Do you have to give up all desserts and snacks you love? Not necessarily. For Cheshire, moderation is key and skipping meals is a definite no. Make sure to just mind your portions and focus on increasing your intake of alkaline-rich food in addition to staying hydrated and physically active throughout the day. To keep diseases at bay, Que also advices people to get enough sleep, manage stress effectively by learning how to engage in relaxation activities.
Daily intake of one sachet of Easy Pha-Max’s wheatgrass drink provides 17 amino acids, 13 vitamins, 10 alkaline minerals, detoxifying fiber, chlorophyll for healthy blood and more than 100 types of enzymes. Don’t forget your daily dose of green blood, especially if you don’t get enough fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass comes in original, honey and lemon flavors and available in all Mercury Drugstores, S&R, Watsons and other leading supermarkets nationwide. For order and inquiries, follow their social-media pages: Wheatgrass CAN on Facebook and @ilovewheatgrass on Instagram and Twitter.