Rich in vitamin C, lemons can give a powerful boost to your immune system. Though they are extremely acidic, lemons are rapidly converted to an alkaline pH in the digestive tract. As such, the fruit makes a powerful healing agent for those whose diets are rather acidic. Some Ayurvedics believe that lemons help stimulate the…

Watermelons are perfect thirst-quenchers for a hot summer’s day. Containing 90% water, it is perfect as a diuretic and for dealing with heat-related illnesses. This juicy fruit is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as minerals like potassium. Containing many powerful antioxidants, the fresh juice of the watermelon is alkalizing to the body.…

Lettuce comes in many varieties – there’s the iceberg, romaine, butterhead and more. Whatever the type of lettuce, they are a good raw food addition to any diet as they can help offset acid-forming foods like meat and dairy. All lettuce also contain life-giving chlorophyll – the darker the colour of the leaves, the greater…

Cucumbers are considered cooling, and hence are ideal especially on a hot summer day, or after you have eaten something heaty, like deep-fried foods. But cucumbers are good for more than just its coolness. Cucumbers are good for joint, muscle and bone health as they are rich in silica. Silica is needed for strong connective…

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