Back in high school chemistry class you may remember hearing about pH – the measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. Well, your body has its own pH, and researchers are understanding just how important maintaining a healthy pH balance is really crucial for maintaining your health and preventing disease. Not surprisingly, they’ve discovered that an alkaline diet (one based primarily on vegetables and fruits) is more beneficial for your body than an acidic diet (one based on meat, refined sugar, baked goods and coffee).
Maintaining an alkaline pH over a lifetime can play a role in reducing the risk of degenerative diseases. Lucky for you, at this time of year, fresh veggies and fruits are plentiful, so enjoy the phabulous tastes of summer, looking phantastic and pheeling phit as a phiddle.