5 Things You Need to Know About the Alkaline Diet

A-list celebs continue to endorse the alkaline diet, the pH-based eating plan that includes both basic foods (like broccoli) and acidic ones (like lemons) that promote “alkalinity” in your body.

Despite its health halo, pH eating is scientifically not a thing. Here’s what you need to know about this beloved gimmick.

Foods Can’t Change Your Blood’s ph

Healthy adults have a slightly-alkaline pH of 7.4, given that 7 is “neutral” on the pH scale of 1 to 14.But unless your kidneys or lungs are impaired, the acid-base balance of your body doesn’t actually change at all.

Excerpted from goodhousekeeping.com

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