Principle 1 of Eating the Alkaline Way

Eat a Wide Variety of Fresh, High-Quality, Whole Foods

Your first consideration for eating the Alkaline Way is to eat predominantly whole foods (better even when grown organically or biodynamically). This is the basis of eating the Alkaline Way.

Your focus should be on eating plant-based, what we call “life-ly” foods—including fresh vegetables and fruits, lightly toasted nuts and seeds, lightly steamed vegetables, sprouts of grains and beans, fermented foods, freshly squeezed fruit juices, and vegetable juices. These foods retain active enzymes that enhance digestion.

For maximum health benefit, eat a wide variety of whole foods. Eating the same foods repeatedly limits digestive and nutritional variety and also increases the likelihood of becoming reactive to those foods if digestion is weak, stressed, or compromised. Diversify your choices for those foods that are easy for you to digest, assimilate, and eliminate. Experiment with new flavors—and often get a health bonus as well.