Is Your Diet Alkaline Or Acidic?

Q. Is it better for your health to be more alkaline than acidic? A. The short answer is “yes”. Over-acidity and the problems associated with it plague our nation’s health. You’re better off if you can tip the scale towards alkalinity. Q. Doesn’t the body balance pH on its own? A. The body has several systems in place designed to balance the acidity/alkalinity of the body’s systems. Proper pH is extremely important for your health. If it is just a little off, you’ll die. So yes, the body does go to great lengths to balance pH on its own. However, there are a number of chronic and acute conditions associated with excess acidity. The body does an…

Exploring the Alkaline Diet

The first thing to understand about the alkaline diet is that the reference to “acidic” versus “alkaline” is not necessarily tied to the acidity or alkalinity of the food itself. The primary focus is what the food does in terms of alkalinity or acidity once it is processed by the body. Some foods that are considered acidic (for example, lemons) actually become alkaline once processed in the body. And this is where the focus of the alkaline diet sits: on the results that foods produce in the body. The alkaline diet is a diet high in healthy vegetables and fruits, and low in fats, meats, sugars, and processed foods. It is a naturally healthy diet with high…