Alkalize Your Body and Fight Disease With These 10 Healing Foods

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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Eating a handful of nuts every day can prevent pancreatic and colorectal cancer as well as respiratory disease, neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes (19).

7. Lemons

Although the fruit contains citric acid, it’s actually alkaline and can be used to alkalize water. In fact, lemons are full of alkalizing minerals like potassium and magnesium as well as naringenin and eriocitrin, compounds that protect your liver against inflammation and oxidative stress (20,21)

8. Watermelon

Watermelon is not only alkaline and high in vitamins and electrolytes, it’s also high in detoxifying fiber (22).

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Watermelon also contains cancer-fighting lycopene and citrulline, a compound that improves exercise performance (23, 24)

9. Organic Papaya

Papaya helps reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer; promotes healthy digestion; improves blood sugar balance; lowers blood pressure, and promotes wound healing.

The fruit also contains powerful antioxidants like zeaxanthin, which is essential for eye health (25).

10. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper may be spicy, but that doesn’t make it acidic. The spice has antibacterial properties and is rich in the powerful antioxidant vitamin A (26).

It also has the power to reduce disease-causing oxidative stress, boost metabolism, treat chronic pain, fight inflammation, and protect your heart.

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