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7 Ways An Alkaline Diet Can Benefit You

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7 Ways An Alkaline Diet Can Benefit You

As a general rule, you can classify foods as either acid-forming or alkaline forming. The standard American diet is completely acid-forming, rich in acid-forming meat, dairy and highly processed foods. Your body’s pH is 7.35, or slightly alkaline. Your body constantly seeks balance and works hard to maintain a healthy neutral alkaline zone. While the foods you eat cannot change this zone, your body must compensate for a high intake of acid-forming foods by leaching calcium (an alkalizing mineral) from your bones. Over time this may lead to bone mineral loss and potentially osteoporosis. It is also a stressor that leads...

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