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Acid - Alkaline Balance

Our bodies need a delicate acid-alkaline balance, and although it has balancing mechanisms the modern Western diet can impair this.

To be healthy we should be slightly alkaline )pH 7.35 - 4.45) is ideal.

The digestion of acid-forming foods, including dairy products, eggs, fish, grains, meat and pulses produces acidic residues, which need to be eliminated.

Acidosis can cause many diseases ranging from arthritis to colds. Excess alkalinity (alkalosis) is rare, but can occur if too many antacid drugs are taken.

Most fruit and vegetables are alkalising, as are buckwheat, lima and soy beans and millet. Among the most alkaline-forming foods are carrots, celery, figs and pineapple.

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