Everybody has already heard about a balance diet, but what about a pH balanced diet? What is it consisting of and why would we want to know?

"pH" is a word you might not have heard since your last chemistry class which may be yesterday or 20 years ago. You are right, it is about chemistry, but it is also about health.

Our body continually strives to balance our body fluids' pH.
Unfortunately, sometimes it is too much work and it cannot keep up its work. Our pH balance is compromised; it becomes either too acid or too alkaline. I am only going to talk about acidosis since it is the most common case.

A body too acid can lead to many ailments such as headaches, fatigue, sleeplessness, absorption problems, arteriosclerosis, muscular aches, loss of calcium from the bones...

In a society where we worry about osteoporosis, where people rely on anti-acid almost every day, acidosis should be our number one concern, especially when you know that the diet plays an important role in it.

Realized by Laurence LIVERNAIS-SAETTEL, dietetian
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