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Foods List for an Acid Alkaline Diet

September 2, 2010

When choosing acid or alkaline foods, we refer to how a food influences the body’s pH, (acid-forming or alkaline-forming), not the food’s actual pH content. This can be confusing since some highly acidic foods such as lemons have a more alkaline impact on the body due to digestive breakdown. The body’s average pH is 7.4, making it more alkaline. Excess acid-forming foods create acidic levels, causing unhealthful conditions. The modern diet has an increasingly acidic dietary load, making the goal not to consume either an acid or alkaline diet but to strive for a better balance.

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