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Nutrition and Alkaline Foods

October 13, 2010

The concept of basic nutrition can be summed up as the balanced consumption of macro and micro nutrients, derived from the foods and beverages we consume on a daily basis. Micronutrients encompass the vitamins, minerals and amino acids, which your body needs only in minuscule amounts. These substances are powerful agents that enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones and other substances essential for proper growth and development. Your body needs macronutrients in larger quantities: proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The body’s optimal pH balance is slightly alkaline, and incorporating alkaline foods into the diet frequently can support optimal health. Consult your doctor about your body’s pH balance and before making any drastic dietary changes.

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