This is such an interesting topic! There are whole books written on it, but I wanted to give you an overview of it. Learn which foods will keep your body alkalized vs. acidic. In a report from NaturalNews we learn much about the issue and how to avoid it. Here are some of his thoughts as well as some tips for you from us.
Almost all foods that we eat, after being digested, absorbed, and metabolised, release either an acid or an alkaline base (bicarbonate) into blood. Grains, fish, meat, poultry, shellfish, cheese, milk, and salt all produce acid. The mass consumption of these foods have caused our bodies to become overly acidic, which strips it of minerals. Over the long haul, those who do not balance their diet with alkaline foods (vegetables and fruits, primarily) become prone to weak bones, joints and muscles, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and a host of other health problems. In other words, long-term health and longevity have everything to do with acid-alkaline balance. [Read more…]