Alkaline superfoods are getting a lot of attention, and deservedly so! In addition to their natural alkalinity, there are surprisingly a number of superfoods and herbs that can also help boost relaxation, reduce stress levels and even promote sleep.
What Are The Benefits Of Alkaline Superfoods?
It’s always good to be mindful of your food’s acid levels because less acidic food is easier to process. One of the best ways to both keep your pH balance in check as well as providing your body with natural nourishment is by eating alkaline superfoods.
People who follow an "alkaline diet" made up of various alkaline superfoods have reported reduced joint pain, fewer headaches, better disposition in stressful situations, better skin, hair, and nails, fewer cravings, and better sleep, to name a few. To be clear, you do not get all of these benefits from just one fruit or vegetable. When you pool different anti-inflammatory foods together and consume these daily, though, you’ll undoubtedly reap the benefits.
Alkaline superfoods, in addition to their power-packed nutrients, have the added benefit of helping the body to balance its pH levels if overly acidic.
The first step is to recognize which foods contribute the most to inflammation and promote disease and aging. These foods are dairy, meat, processed oils, refined sugar, and saturated animal fats. These foods negatively affect the body. These foods don’t contribute to longevity, and excessive amounts of them can cause disease.
Conversely, eating more greens, herbs, unprocessed grains, fruit, legumes, roots, cruciferous vegetables, and legumes reduces inflammation. These alkaline-rich foods decrease your risk for disease and contain antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Although all superfoods are naturally packed full of amazing health-promoting nutrients and qualities, there are certain ones that are especially good for specific purposes. There are alkaline superfoods that help increase energy levels.
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There are also those which are known for their high water content and ability to hydrate the body.
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By the same token, there are others that contain high levels of vitamins and minerals that can strengthen the body's natural immunity.
Then there are alkaline superfoods that can help you to relax, reduce your stress levels and assist with sleeping issues...
Alkaline Superfoods & Herbs That Boost Relaxation
Here are five of our favourite alkaline superfoods & herbs that can promote relaxation:
Long used as a traditional folk remedy, chamomile is known to reduce stress, boost immunity and promote sleep. This is believed to be due to an antioxidant it contains called apigenin which acts like a mild tranqulizer.
One of the best ways to benefit from its calming and relaxing effects is by sipping on a hot cup of chamomile tea. However, drink sparingly, unless you are ready for bed as it is also well-known for its ability to help you fall asleep.
Cacao is an essential ingredient of chocolate products, but did you know it is also good for the body? Cacao is an excellent source of minerals and antioxidants. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one tablespoon of cocoa solids contains 27 milligrams of magnesium—this mineral helps ease tension, relax muscles, and reduce aches and pains.
You can easily incorporate cacao into desserts in several ways, or add a tablespoon or two into a smoothie; for example—you can blend cacao powder with banana and almonds to create a relaxation-boosting, stress-busting and magnesium-rich power shake.
3. Lion’s Mane Mushroom
It might have an unusual name, but this medicinal mushroom, in addition to numerous other health benefits, possesses anxiety and stress reducing qualities. It can help balance the central nervous system and calm a busy mind.
4. Hemp Extract
Thanks to the natural cbd (cannabidiol) content of hemp plants, this potent and concentrated extract can help promote relaxation along with a multitude of other health benefits. This is due in part to its ability to bind to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and nervous system which control serotonin levels. When the endocannabinoid receptors respond to the cbd in hemp extract it not only reduces stress and anxiety, but can help induce a relaxed state in the process too.
5. Nuts & Seeds
Almonds, chestnuts, sesame seeds, and chia seeds are all alkaline-rich food. Not all nuts and seeds are alkalizing—for example, pecans and cashews have a pH of 6, making them acidic. Almonds are the most alkaline of all nuts and one of the most powerful in terms of relaxing and calming properties. They are low in saturated fat and contain calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, folic acid, zinc, and fiber. Almonds also contain melatonin, a hormone that regulates the body’s sleeping cycles.
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20mg Hemp Extract teams up with a soothing blend of Chamomile Flower, Lion’s Mane, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and more to help calm anxiety so you can relax, sleep soundly and wake up feeling refreshed.
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