My diet consists mostly of acidifying foods (proteins, cereals, sugars). Alkaline foods such as fruits and vegetables are often eaten in much smaller quantities and therefore not sufficient to neutralize the excess of acidifying foods I consume.  Coffee, tea and alcohol are extremely acidifying!

As free radicals or oxidants bounce around the body, they wreak havoc on cells, raising the risk for a number of chronic maladies including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. “A daily shot of greens can provide an arsenal of phytonutrient antioxidants to help neutralize these free radicals, thus preventing cell disruption,”

There are a number of super greens on the market and I recently discover THE SUPER ELIXIR by WelleCo.

This baby is a highly specialised alkalising greens supplement with vitamins, minerals and trace elements to assist wellness and vitality. THE SUPER ELIXIR™ powder contains a balanced blend of 45 key ingredients including biovailable alkalising super greens, Chinese herbs, digestive enzymes and members of the maitake mushroom family. Carefully combined in calculated ratios by one of the world’s leading nutritional experts and disease prevention specialists, Dr Simone Laubscher, together with Elle Macpherson, this product is designed to keep your body within a desired alkaline range.

Not only do I feel an increased amount of energy, I’m suffering fewer headaches and common colds.  I sleep better, my food is digesting better and not to mention my skin looks more radiant.  All it takes is two teaspoons of Super Elixir diluted in water or non acidic juice and “voila” I’m a step closer in my transition to wellness!