Alkaline foods versus acidic foods: which are better and why does it matter? Basically alkaline foods consumed 80% of the time should allow the body to maintain a pH level of 7.365 which is just slightly alkaline. With a more alkaline body, longevity and optimal health increase and the risk of chronic diseases like; diabetes, obesity and heart problems decrease.
How the Body Processes Nutrients
Well the body is constantly trying to maintain a pH level of slightly alkaline. The body pulls the nutrients from the food you eat then either acidifies or alkalizes the blood. When there are not enough nutrients to maintain the slightly alkaline state next the body pulls from nutrients stored in the bones and other places in the body. When this backup runs dry, the body becomes a hotbed for chronic diseases.
[iconbox title=”TIP” icon=”List_w__Images.png”]Biggest fear regarding an acidic diet is bone loss due to the body releasing minerals from your bones in order to optimize your body’s pH level.[/iconbox]