Foods that are more alkaline are designed to help your body to repair and heal inflammatory changes in your body.
For those of you, who are experiencing sore joints, aching muscles, migraines or monthly cramping from your menstrual cycle and a higher incidence of allergies, then add some alkaline super foods to your diet.
The types of foods that are more alkaline are vegetables and fruits. Importantly, when we combine alkaline fruits and vegetables with low-fat protein and healthy vegetable fats, not only does this help to stabilise blood sugar levels, but assists in gut renewal, liver protection and reduction of inflammatory changes in blood vessels – all important strategies as we move towards post-menopause.
As we age, our daily diet should consist of 60 – 80% alkaline forming foods and 20-40% acid forming foods depending on the degrees of inflammatory changes already present inside the gut, liver and muscle cells.
In the MyMT™ Programmes I encourage women to eat alkaline foods every day. There are also well-evidenced alkaline super foods which are rich in nutrients (vitamins and minerals), that contribute to the health of the body. These foods include spinach, kale, capsicum, avocado, broccoli, cucumber and celery, some of which are combined in this easy, one-pan salad for you.
One Pan Alkaline Super Food Salad
Chopped vegies: Kale, Beans, Capsicum, Mushrooms, Garlic
Dressing: A splash of sesame oil combined with lemon juice.*
Toppings: Avocado, chopped almonds, sesame seeds.
- Fry 3-4 cloves of chopped garlic in a pan with olive oil for 2 minutes on low.
- Add beans and capsicum into the same pan and fry until slightly softened. Add in mushrooms and kale and continue frying until the kale has sautéed.
- Dress with sesame oil and lemon juice and top with avocado, chopped almonds and sesame seeds.
- Serve as a side salad or with brown rice or salmon for a main meal.
* Citrus are native to southeastern Asia, but have been part of the Mediterranean diet for centuries and are known to have well-documented nutritional and health benefits.