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Alkaline vs. Acidic Diet Benefits

 

The typical American diet is acidic, which can lead to disease and illness. You want your diet to consist of a balance of both acidic and alkaline foods.

 
Food pH can be very confusing and complicated to figure out. Acidic foods have a pH that is less than 7, neutral foods have a pH of 7, and anything that has a pH over a 7 is considered alkaline. The typical American diet is very acidic, which can lead to disease and illness, and you want your diet to consist of a balance of both acidic and alkaline foods. If your diet is too acidic your body will compensate to get your body back in balance, whereas if you are not eating enough alkalizing food your body may have to pull the nutrients that it needs from your bones and organs. To learn more about food pH,  visit the Nanny.net site where you will find links to 18 blog articles.

Alkaline vs. Acidic

Typically, vegetables are alkaline or alkalizing. For example, a tomato is acidic, but it has the effect of alkalizing the body.  The same thing is true for lemons. Get a description of  acidic and alkalizing foods, so that you can determine what kind of diet you typically eat.

Benefits of Alkaline Diet

Eating a diet that is balanced is the key to keeping the body running smoothly and keeping you healthy.  The typical American diet is very acidic, so it’s important to balance out the foods you eat by adding vegetables and leafy greens, which are alkaline.  Learn why you feel better when you eat an alkaline diet.

Concerns about Acidic pH

One of the only parts of your body that should be acidic is your stomach.  When other areas of the body are acidic it can lead to illness.  When you eat meat your body turns it into an acid, so to balance that acid the rest of the plate should be full of vegetables.  Junk food, refined sugars, soft drinks and processed cheese are just a few of the foods that are acidic.  Find out why eating too many acidic foods may cause illness.

 

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