Alkaline foods are foods that raise the amount of oxygen that the blood takes in. The most alkalizing foods are raw green leafy vegetables and non-sweet fruits. The amount of oxygen in your blood is measured on a PH scale:
- -A PH of 0 is most acidic
- -a PH of 14 is most alkaline
The body’s blood is in balance when we are slightly alkaline: with a PH of 7.5. Most people in the US and Europe are too acidic: they cannot absorb enough oxygen. That’s why cancer, heart disease, arthritis, diabetics are epidemic.
When nutritionists talk about acid or alkaline forming foods, they refer to the condition of the food after ingested. Acidifying foods are primarily those that are rich in: