Quite a few of my clients were unaware of the effect of food on their health. Chronic pain and inflammation like arthritis are definitely affected by the food we eat, our diet can kill us or heal us. It seems all the key things in life, like how finance/money work, and how to maintain and improve health are not really taught at school. This knowledge needs to be sought out from independent sources, because there’s always people ‘peddling’ half truths for profit.
Dr. Ben Kim has some good advice in layman’s terms about the effect of different food groups on the body, that are either acid or alkaline pH, our blood pH is 7.35 to 7.45, which is slightly more alkaline than pure water. Our diet needs to err more on the alkaline side, most convenience foods tend to be high on the acid scale and really make it hard for our body to keep us in good health. ‘Most carbonated soft drinks (pop) have a pH of about 3, making them about ten thousand times more acidic than pure water.
Acid and Alkaline-Forming Effects of Common Foods
Foods that have a Moderate to Strong Alkaline-Forming Effect
Sweet, seedless grapes
Foods that have a Moderate to Strong Acid-Forming Effect
Soft drinks (pop)
Antibiotics (and most drugs)
White flour products (including pasta)
Most boxed cereals
Most types of bread