Alkalizing Lima Beans


  • In the book “Healing With Whole Foods” , this is what author Paul Pitchford says about Lima Beans : Highly alkalizing, neutralizes acidic conditions such as often arise from excessive meat and refined-food consumption. One of the best beans for most americans.
  • Have been wanting to make them since i read that. I also had bough green swiss chard on my last trip to grocery store. So here’s what i did.
  • Fry some chopped onion first. Olive oil will be really good if you have it.
  • Once onion is fried, add ginger paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin-coriandor powder, sambhar powder and  salt.
  • Now add frozen lima beans and mix well.
  • Add fresh chopped swiss chard, cover and cook until done.
  • If you are thinking, it’s a  weird combination or am crazy, wait until you try.
  • It was awesome. I will give it 5 star and must try.
  • Swiss chard is high in oxalic acid so if you are prone to kidney stone, be careful. Else it’s nutrition value is pretty good just like other greens.
  • Other good alkaline food author says in the book is figs.
  • If you don’t have indian spices, you can still cook lima beans whatever way you like. They are tasty on its own too.
  • Enjoy !


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