Iron is the most important mineral for the blood and essential for the formation of red blood cells. When the body has the proper amount of natural iron, it transports blood and oxygen through the body more efficiently. Iron also gives the body a boost in energy, regulates growth and supports the immune system.
Alkaline foods to eat for iron: Mangos, dulse, allspice tea, dates, spelt, onions, chickpeas, peaches, seeded grapes, wakeme, and tamarind.
Potassium is is very important for maintaining the fluid balance in the body and to regulate blood pressure. The mineral also helps to balance sensory nerve function.
Alkaline foods to eat for potassium: Burdock tea, dulse, allspice tea, wakeme, Kelp, plum tomatoes, avocados, burro bananas, cantaloupes, amaranth greens, elderberry tea, tomatillos, prickly pears, purslane and tamarind.
The most crucial mineral for bones is natural plant based calcium. Other than the bones, calcium is useful in regulating cholesterol levels, lowering blood pressure and maintaining good heart health. The mineral also plays a significant role in milk production in women during pregnancy.
Alkaline foods to eat for calcium: Sesame seeds, blackberries, prickly pears, kale, wakame, amaranth greens, teff, extra virgin coconut oil, kelp, achiote, figs, hijiki and dulse.