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More about the acid / alkaline balance...
When food is metabolised by the body as part of the process of digestion and assimilation of nutrients, acids are produced that have to be neutralised. For healthy blood and efficient delivery of balanced nutrients to the cells of the body, it is widely believed that the pH balance should be neutral, or slightly alkaline.
The food and drinks that we consume are either acid- or alkali-forming, which means that on combustion they produce an end-product that is either an acid or alkaline ash.
In the list of acid-forming foods, dairy and meat products feature very prominently at the top of the list, closely followed by all kinds of high sugar products. Other examples include alcohol and coffee.
By contrast, the list of alkaline-forming foods include:
all fruits (when harvested properly ripe and then eaten fresh or after drying)
most vegetables (and particularly asparagus, aubergines, avocadoes, beans, beetroot, kale, carrots, dandelion and peppers)
certain nuts (including almonds, brazils, chestnuts and hazelnuts)
seed used as grain (e.g. millet).
The alkaline mineral salts, used by the body to neutralise acids formed by metabolism, are calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium. These are all found in raw fruits and vegetables. By contrast, the acid mineral salts (sulphur, phosphorus, chlorine and nitrogen) are found in most animal products.