We have had the pleasure of teaching in some of renowned nutrionist (and co-author of Honestly Healthy) Vicki Edgson’s retreats. She has recently spear-headed the recognition of the alkaline diet internationally, as being fundamental to a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Enjoy this self-healing methodology in September, for rebalancing your system, when things get out of balance.
Vicki’s 3 Top Tips for Alkalising the diet:
Choose to increase your vegetable intake, rather than your fruits. Whilst fruits are good for you, they tend to be laden with sugars, that render them more acid than alkaline. Think green – chard, kale, watercress, rocket, parsley and basil. All rich in minerals, and totally alkalising.
Think living, rather than harvested. Sprouted beans and seeds are far more alkaline than their picked or dried counterparts. Sprout your own mung beans, lentils and chick peas – easy to do, and fabulous sources of protein.
Choose to pulse your smoothies, rather than juice your vegetables – putting all the raw ingredients (stems, leaves and all, is infinitely more nourishing than stripping the fibre away. If you make one investment in your kitchen this year, make it a strong blender, rather than a juicer. you won’t regret it.