Alkaline=a quantitative capacity of an aqueous solution to neutralize an acid. Measuring alkalinity is important in determining a stream's ability to neutralize acidic pollution from rainfall or wastewater. It is one of the best measures of the sensitivity of the stream to acid inputs; alkalinity does not measure the same property as the pH (basicity),(Wikipedia/Alkalinity).
Sweet Potatoes: easy to digest and good for the elimination system or an inflammed colon. They are beneficial to blood circulation and alkaline when they are raw. Cooking them makes them much more acidic; they contain phytochelatins that can bind heavy metals like cadmium, copper, mercury, and lead to detoxify them from the body tissues.
Figs: have been used since ancient times to treat almost every known disease because they contain more minerals and more alkaline than most fruits. They produce energy and vitality for the system. Either fresh or sun-dried figs work as a natural laxative for sluggish bowels. They have a high mucin content and tiny seeds that help gather toxic wastes and mucus in the colon to drag them out. Figs help kill pernicious bacteria while promoting the buildup of friendly acidophilus bacteria in the bowel.
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