Alkalising Greens 300 grams
Morlife Alkalising Greens. Lemon Lime. Antioxidant Equivalent of 5 serves of vegetables and fruits in every teaspoon. With certified organic wheat grass juice, kale, alfalfa, barley grass juice, spirulina and chlorella. A unique blend of potent alkalising foods, which has been scientifically measured to show a very high alkalising potential using the PRAL calculation (Potential Renal Acid Load) The PRAL is a measurement that estimates a foods potential to create acid or alkaline residue after it has been digested. The lower the PRAL number, the more alkalising potential the food has. Alkalizing Greens is highly alkalising, with a PRAL value of -63.3. Goodness from 19 vegetables and fruits. Source of probiotics, prebiotics and fibre. Contains alkalising minerals - calcium, magnesium and potassium. No artificial flavours, colours, preservatives or sweeteners. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians. New Formulation. 30 x 10 gram serves. 300 grams. Lemon Lime.
One 10 gram serve contains the antioxidant equivalent of 1/2 cup cucumber + 1 cup rocket + 1 cup watermelon + 1 cup honeydew + 1/2 cup pumpkin.
RRP $69.95, healthy.co.nz price $59.95
Excess acid waste is the cause of many ailments. If your diet is largely composed of meats, fish, cheeses, breads, white flour foods, white sugar foods, greasy takeaways, chocolate, coffee, wine, beer and cigarettes (all acid-forming), you may suffer from acidic complaints.
Initial symptoms of over acidity include: Acne, agitation, bloating, chemical sensitivities to odours and gas heat, cold hands and feet, constipation, diarrhoea, dizziness, excess head mucous (stuffiness), food allergies, heartburn, hot urine, hyperactivity, indigestion, irregular heart beat, joint pains that travel, low libido, low energy, metallic taste in the mouth, mild headaches, muscular pain, panic attacks, PMT, rapid heartbeat, rapid panting breath, white coated tongue.
What is the Main Product Function of Morlife Alkalising Greens. Alkalising Greens pH7.3 has been formulated to address several functions in the body; these include:
- Antioxidant Defence
Suggested Use: Mix 1 heaped teaspoon (10 grams) of Alkalising Greens into your favourite juice, smoothies or water. Can be used up to four times a day (40 grams per day). First time users, start with 1tsp. a day and gradually increase.
Alternatively, try adding to salad dressings, dips or other foods to boost the alkalising potential of your everyday meals. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans (free from animal products and shellfish). Contains Gluten.
Children 5-12 years: 1 tsp daily.
Make sure that you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
Serving Suggestion Kiwi Dream. Blend 1 tsp of Alkalising Greens, fresh pineapple juice and 3 kiwifruits.
Alkalising Greens Crush - Makes 1.
1 heaped tsp. Alkalising Greens
1/2 cup Baby Spinach leaves
1 handful Mint Leaves
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/3 Continental Cucumber
1 cup Watermelon
1/2 Apple Juice
1/3 cup Ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth. Serve with fresh mint and a slice of lemon. Enjoy
We often hear of acid and alkaline balance in the body, but what does this mean or relate to?
Our body has an acid-alkaline (or acid base) ratio called the pH (potential of hydrogen). This is a balance between positively charges ions (acid forming) and negatively charged ions (alkaline forming.) Our body continually strives to balance pH. When this balance is compromised and the pH becomes too acidic, many problems can occur.
These are said to include skin problems, such as acne, psoriasis & eczema, cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and the reduction of oxygen, weight gain, obesity and diabetes, bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones, immune deficiency, acceleration of free radical damage, possibly contributing to cancerous mutations, premature aging, infertility, osteoporosis; weak, brittle bones, hip fractures and bone spurs, joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid build-up, low energy and chronic fatigue (to name a few).
A recent seven year study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, on 9,000 women showed that those who have chronic acidosis are at greater risk for bone loss than those who have normal pH levels. The scientists who carried out this experiment believe that many of the hip fractures prevalent among middle-aged women are connected to high acidity caused by a diet rich in animal foods and low in vegetables. This is because the body borrows calcium from the bones in order to balance pH. This can be just as much of a problem for men, as it is for women. pH is measured on a scale of 0 to 14. The lower the pH, the more acidic the solution is; where the higher the pH the more alkaline (or base) the solution is. When a solution is neither acid nor alkaline it has a pH of 7, which is neutral.
The concept of acid alkaline balance or imbalance in the body is not a new one. In 1933 a New York doctor named William Howard Hay published a ground-breaking book called A New Health Era. In this he states that all disease is caused by autotoxication (or "self-poisoning") due to acid accumulation in the body. He states: "Now we depart from health in just the proportion to which we have allowed our alkalies to be dissipated, by introduction of acid-forming food in too great amount". It may seem strange to say that all disease is the same thing, no matter what its myriad modes of expression, but it is verily so".
More recently, Dr Theodore A Baroody wrote in his book Alkalize or Die - essentially the same thing .The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause...too much tissue acid waste in the body! It is important to remember that when we are talking about acid and alkaline, we are not talking about stomach acid or the pH of the stomach. We are talking about the pH of the body's fluids and tissues, something very different. Most people who suffer from an unbalanced pH are too acidic, rather than too alkaline. When this acid condition happens, the body tries to correct this imbalance by drawing on its reserves of vital minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese and sodium. It uses these to buffer or neutralize the acid, so it can be safely removed from the body. If this happens regularly, the body becomes depleted of these vital minerals and many other health problems can manifest, due to this lack of minerals.
So what influences this acid-alkaline balance? All foods leave an ash residue after metabolism, which is either alkaline or acidic, depending on the mineral composition of the food and the way your body digests it. Many things, such as stress and emotional instability affect our digestion and the way our body breaks the food down. If your digestion is poor, the likelihood of having a high acid condition in the body is high. Other things that affect this balance include the foods and beverages you eat and drink your stress levels, pollution and other toxins, overwork, lack of sleep, worry and tension.
So how would you know if you had an acid or alkaline imbalance in your body? One of the easiest ways to determine if this is the case, would be to use pH test strips. You can easily purchase pH test strips, so you can test your existing pH level in the privacy of your own home. They come with a coloured guide, so you can compare your test result with the guide. pH test strips can be used to test urine and salivary pH levels. If your urinary pH fluctuates between 6.0 to 6.5 in the morning and between 6.5 and 7.0 in the evening, your body is functioning within a healthy range. If your saliva stays between 6.5 and 7.5 all day, your body is functioning within a healthy range. The best time to test your pH is about one hour before a meal and two hours after a meal. It is suggested to test your pH levels twice a week.
Which foods are alkaline forming in the body and which are acidic? All ripe fruit, except cranberries, blueberries, plums and prunes are alkalising to different degrees. Alkalinity depends on the natural sugar and mineral content of the food, with ripe fruit and organic produce having more of these elements. All vegetables are alkalising to different degrees, except for potato without skins, which have a pH of 2.5 (moderately acid forming), compared to potato with the skins on, which have a pH of 5.5 (moderately alkaline forming).
Basically, there are no animal products that are alkaline forming, although these few dairy products are slightly alkaline or neutral - fresh unsalted butter, fresh cream, raw cow's milk, plain acidophilus yoghurt, buttermilk and whey. All meats and other products from animals are acid forming.
The only grains that are alkaline forming are millet (isn't that what we feed budgies?), quinoa, amaranth and corn, however 24 hours after picking, corn becomes acid forming. The only nuts that are alkaline are good old almonds and coconut that is fresh.
Other foods that are alkaline forming include kelp and seaweed, freshly squeezed fruit juice, fresh ginger, apple cider & sweet brown rice vinegar, barley malt and brown rice syrup (sweeteners), honey, miso, sea salt, chestnuts, soft egg yolks, essene bread and sprouted grains, some soy products and yeast flakes.
Pretty much, most other foods are acid forming, with artificial sweeteners, over work, anger, fear, jealousy and stress being the most acid forming things there are.
As you can see, most of the foods you are eating are probably quite acid forming, so how on earth can you balance a high acid condition in the body without living on "rabbit food"? The key is to improve the balance of the foods you are eating, to try and include more alkaline forming foods at each meal, ideally 80% alkaline forming and 20% acid forming. To make this selection easier, I purchased an 80/20 Food Theory Chart from Pelago productions. This wonderfully informative chart is all you should need to set you in the right direction. It lists most foods you can think of and whether they are acid or alkaline forming. On the back is all the info you should need to learn about this concept.
Remember you will benefit from any change, so if it all sounds too daunting, just start by including more fresh fruit and raw vegetables at meals and work up from here. There are a few natural products available that can help to make your body more alkaline. These include barley grass in juice, powder or capsules and chlorophyll from alfalfa. Taking a supplement containing these will help to make your body more alkaline. These can be taken on a daily basis, mixed in a smoothy or taken as a capsule, however seek professional advice before self prescribing.
Organic Barley Grass** (6%*), Organic Wheat Grass** (6%*), Pineapple~, Lime~ (5%*), Lemon~ (5%*), Organic Inulin (4%*) (Prebiotic Fibre), Organic Fructooligosaccharides (4%*) (Prebiotic Fibre), Apple~ (4%*), Calcium Citrate, L-Glutamine, Monk Fruit, Magnesium Citrate, Carrot~, Kiwifruit~ (3%*), Organic Kale** (3%*), Goji~, Organic Alfalfa**, Natural Lemon Flavour, Natural Lime Flavour, Green Tea, Apple Pectin Fibre, Potassium Bicarbonate, Thickener (Guar Gum), Spinach~ (2%*), Broccoli Sprout~, Rice Extract, Organic Chlorella**, Bromelain, Baobab, Acerola Extract, Psyllium, Probiotic Cultures [1 Billion cfu/serve (L. acidophilus, B. bifidum, B. longum, B. lactis)], Fucoidan Extract, Cucumber~, Organic Spirulina**, Dandelion Leaves Extract, Withania Extract, Kelp Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Eleuthero Extract, Shiitake Mushroom Extract, Turmeric Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Black Pepper Extract, Ferrous Fumarate (Iron).
*Average Quantities **Certified Organic by Australian Certified Organic ~Low-Temperature Drying Methods.
Contains Gluten. May contain traces of milk solids, soy or tree nuts.
Morlife Alkalising greens is packaged in premises certified with an internationally recognised food safety programme, HACCP (Cert. 1737) and ISO9001 (cert.1737), a quality assurance system by Sci-Qual international (Pty) ltd, ensuring that safety and quality is first and foremost.
Nutritional information per 10 gram serve
Protein 1.1 gram
Fat 0.08 grams
Saturated 0.02 grams
Carbohydrate 5 grams
Sugars 1.3 grams
Dietary fibre 2.4 grams
Sodium 16 mg
Potassium 130 mg
Vitamin C 27 mg
Calcium 150 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Magnesium 100 mg
Zinc 1.5 mg
Glutamine 400 mg
Keep out of reach of Children. Do not use if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients contained in this formula. Contains Gluten. Store in a cool dry place below 30C. Not suitable for pregnant women or children under the age of 15 years.