If a person is on such diet on a long-term basis, the body’s acid-base balance can be affected and may result in low grade metabolic acidosis.
The ideal pH is about 7-7.4. Normal pH range is 6-7.5.
Examples of foods that acidify our body: meat (beef, pork, chicken), whole wheat, bread, rice, milk
Examples of alkalinizing food: fruits, vegetables, mushrooms
However, with the hectic stressful lifestyle, not everyone is able to maintain a diet high in alkalinizing foods. Adding alkalinizing minerals in our daily diet can assist in balancing the ‘fast food’ diet problem.
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