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Natural Alkaline Foods

November 30, 2010

Your body is able to maintain the correct pH of the blood via a buffering system, exhalation of carbon dioxide or elimination of hydrogen through the kidneys. The objective to eating natural alkaline foods is to reduce the stress on the internal buffering systems in order to maintain the proper pH range of 7.35 to 7.45. By eating foods that are naturally alkaline, you help the body to maintain an appropriate pH that allows optimal cellular function. In the alkaline foods discussed below, you will notice that there is no meat listed. This is because meat is naturally acidic.

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