One of the advantages of a raw food diet, high in leafy greens, fresh fruits and vegetables, is that it naturally maintains the body’s proper pH. Different areas of the body have different levels of pH. Our blood has a 7.4 pH level which is slightly alkaline.
Eating red meat, processed foods, wheat, saturated fats and dairy causes the blood to be more acid. Having an overly acidic body, a condition known as metabolic acidosis, may cause a range of health problems. The important thing to remember is that disease cannot manifest in an alkaline environment.
Ideally, 80 percent of what we eat should be alkaline and just 20 percent acidic. For those eating the typical Standard American Diet (SAD), they will be eating the opposite, with acidic foods making up the majority of what they consume.
An overall acidic body environment contributes to weakening your overall physical and mental health, while an alkaline environment supports health.
Check out this chart for a list of what you can find on the alkaline side of things.
By Sacred source nutrition