The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - BODY & SOUL -

Th­ese foods are all re­ported to have an al­ka­lis­ing ef­fect on the body, ac­cord­ing to Bharti Vyas. They are also gen­er­ally recog­nised as be­ing very health­ful – so it’s win-win.

Nuts: al­monds, chest­nuts

Grains: ama­ranth, buck­wheat, mil­let, quinoa, wild rice

Fruit: ap­ples, apri­cots, ba­nanas, black­ber­ries, mel­ons, figs, grape­fruit, grapes, kiwi fruit, lemons, limes, man­gos, or­anges, pa­paya, peaches, pears, pineap­ple, straw­ber­ries, tan­ger­ines

Veg­eta­bles: ar­ti­chokes, as­para­gus, aubergine, beet­root, broc­coli, Brus­sels sprouts, cab­bage, car­rots, cauliflower, cel­ery, chicory, cour­gettes, cu­cum­ber, en­dive, fennel, green beans, kale, kelp, leeks, let­tuce, mush­rooms, okra, onions, parsnips, peas, pep­pers, pota­toes, pump­kin, radishes, spinach (raw), sweet­corn (fresh, not tinned), sweet potato, wa­ter­cress

Sprouts: Al­falfa, bean sprouts, wheat­grass

Spices: Gar­lic, ginger, pars­ley, sor­rel

Honey, tofu, carob, soya, goat’s milk/ cheese

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