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Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)

Concepts of acid alkaline diet

Author(s):
Jelang Jelku D Sangma, Jessie Suneetha W and B Anila Kumari
Abstract:
Eating a more alkaline diet promote the health, more likely to help prevent disease while eating a diet that are more acidic food is conducive to promoting a disease state. The body maintain pH level called acid-alkaline homeostasis. Food’s acid or alkaline forming tendency has nothing to do with the actual pH of the food itself. For example, lemons are very acidic, however the end-product they produce after ingestion and assimilation are very alkaline, hence lemon are alkaline forming. In the same way meat taste alkaline but the end product are acidic residue. Adding all colourful fruits and vegetables has health benefit and contain phytochemicals that are necessary for staying healthy active and energetic life. For health restoration, it is recommended that 80% of diet should be alkaline-forming food and 20% of acid forming food. For health maintenance >60% of diet alkaline-forming foods and <40% of diet should be acid forming foods.
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The Pharma Innovation Journal
How to cite this article:
Jelang Jelku D Sangma, Jessie Suneetha W, B Anila Kumari. Concepts of acid alkaline diet. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):932-935.

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