The main foods that are acidifying to the body are: meat, dairy, eggs, processed and refined foods, bakery items, fast food, soft drinks, sugar, artificial sweeteners, coffee, black tea, alcohol and medications. If you regularly consume these foods your body will most likely be more acidic than alkaline, which is a conducive environment for cancer, disease and inflammation to thrive. An acidic body lacks oxygen (which is crucial for health), weakens the immu...ne system, lessens the body’s capacity to assimilate various nutrients and minerals and creates an environment where pathogens will grow and prosper, so we need to understand the simple process of alkalizing our body.
Changing to a varied wholefood plant based diet with a high amount of dark leafy greens, fruits and vegetables (including fermented foods) and a small amount of raw nuts, seeds, sprouted grains, pulses, legumes and algae (Spirulina & Chlorella) naturally provides us with an abundance of highly absorbable nutrition, in fact all the nutrition we need for good health (with the exception of B12 if not eating organically grown produce). Together with regular exercise our internal environment returns in time to its optimal slightly alkaline pH balance of 7.3 - 7.45, promoting health, healing and longevity!