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Foods can be classified into acidic or alkaline based on their effect in the body after the food is metabolized, using the pH scale of 0 to 14. A healthy blood pH level in the human body is around 7.4, just over the midpoint on the pH scale. Conditions associated with acidic imbalance in the body, or acidosis, include diabetes, osteoporosis, kidney disease, heart disease, fatigue, lower immune functions, weight gain, and depression.

Since diet determines pH balance, identifying where specific foods fall within the pH scale can help plan and balance a healthy diet. Knowing that vegetables and fruits are of alkaline nature, juicing or consuming raw fruits and vegetables can be a quick way to ensure an alkaline diet if there is an acidic imbalance, which is a common condition. Other substitutions in your kitchen can help you avoid the acidic tendencies of certain foods and their related health impact.

Replace the following acidic foods with more alkaline options in your menus to help you reach pH balance:


         ACIDIC                                                          ALKALINE

Regular milk (cow)                            Coconut milk, unsweetened almond milk

Regular cheese (cow’s milk)            Raw goat cheese, organic cheese

Vinegar                                                 Lemon or lime

Sugar, sweeteners                              Stevia

Coffee, black tea                                 Green tea

White pasta                                         Spiralized vegetables (e.g., zucchini)

White rice                                            Brown rice

Peanuts                                                Almonds

Soda                                                     Water infused with lemon, lime, mint or cucumber

MSG                                                     Celtic grey sea salt, Himalayan pink salt

Condiments                                        Herbs, sprouts, lemon

Hydrogenated oils                             Olive, flax, hemp oil



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