Acid Vs Alkaline Diet

Our body’s internal system needs a PH of just above 7.0; our immunologic, enzymatic and repair mechanisms all function at their best in this alkaline range.

If our body becomes over acidic, i.e. under a PH of 7, you may start to experience a combination of these symptoms;



  • Heartburn – a burning sensation in the middle of your chest

  • Unpleasant sour taste in your mouth, caused by stomach acid

  • Cough or hiccups that keep coming back

  • Hoarse voice

  • Bad breath

  • Bloating and feeling sick



If you have these symptoms and eat foods which create acid in the body, you may need to balance it with an alkaline diet.


What foods cause acid in the body?

There is a whole list of foods that cause the body to be over-acidic:

  • Certain food and drink, like: dairy and dairy substitutes, animal meat, most grains, chickpeas, condiments, aspartame, prunes, chocolate, peanuts, alcohol, coffee and quite a few other types of foods.

  • Being overweight

  • Smoking

  • Pregnancy

  • Stress and anxiety


To balance your PH, the remedy is simple and logical; eat more alkaline causing foods.

To name but a few of these foods, there is; watermelon, lime, mango, most vegetables, vegetable juices, almonds, sprouts, avocados and green tea.


When your body becomes more alkaline, the changes that will take place are truly amazing! It will seem magical, but it’s all perfectly normal. You will feel how we all have the right to feel, we just don’t know it.


Benefits include:

  • Rapid weight loss

  • Increased energy

  • The need for less sleep

  • Improved skin and hair condition

  • Better mental attitude


Are these benefits worth pursuing? I think so, and you are crazy if you don’t agree with me! Fortunately, it is not hard to slowly alkalise your body. Take it one day at a time, add more and more green food to your diet, reduce the number of cups of coffee you have every day and you’ll soon reap the benefits.