Our blood is slightly alkaline, with a normal pH level of 7.35 to 7.45.
Diet high in acid-producing foods disrupts the blood's normal pH level and, in turn, triggers the loss of essential minerals (such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, and sodium).
This imbalance is said to increase illness.
Why Do People Follow the Alkaline Diet?Not only thought to improve health and help with weight loss, the alkaline diet is said to slow the aging process and protect against a variety of health problems, ranging from headaches and the common cold to diabetes and osteoporosis.
Proponents also claim that the alkaline diet can boost energy levels, as well as support detox efforts.
The alkaline diet:
apples, apricots, almonds, asparagus, avocados, bananas, bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, chestnuts, garlic, green beans, hazelnuts, kale, lemon, lentils, miso, pineapple, potatoes, pumpkin seeds, spinach, sprouts, sweet potatoes, tofu, tomatoes, watermelon, and zucchini.