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How Alkaline is Your Diet? 11 Foods to Try!

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Alkaline foods and their role in reducing inflammation in the body has been a hot topic in recent years. A diet rich in alkaline foods helps reduces inflammation in the body. Everyone from DrOz to Oprah has been buzzing about the negative effects inflammation can have on our bodies. Simply put, inflammation is a natural ‘first-aid’ response by our body – usually in response to trauma, stress and more. However, chronic inflammation can negatively impact your health. Experts like DrOz seem to agree that one of the first ways to reduce inflammation is by assessing your diet and adding in alkaline foods and removing the acid ones. Your goal is to increase the pH level of your body. Here are 11 foods and recipes to match, which can help you do that!..

Dr Oz says, “Inflammation, a process meant to heal, can often become a danger; chronic inflammation causes heart attacks, stroke – and even cancer. How can you prevent this first-aid response from becoming a first-line attacker?” Dr Oz offers advice regarding Omega Fatty Acids and more. His tips on

The Scale. The acid -> alkaline scale goes from high to low. High pH foods are more alkaline than low pH. The food pH scale generally runs from 3.0-10.0.

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Reduce Inflammation by Eating Alkaline Foods


Cantaloupe melon is not only rich in vitamin A and potassium - but quite alkaline at about pH 8.5. Enjoy cantaloupe on its own or try it juiced in your juicer!
Make Cantaloupe Juice, recipe at Healthy. Happy. Life.

*disclaimer: ALWAYS consult with a doctor about your personal wellness needs in regards to inflammation or any health or diet issue.

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Kathy Patalsky is a blogger, author and photographer. Her website features creative vegan recipes. She is the author of 365 Vegan Smoothies (Spring 2013). She is also the founder of

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3 thoughts on “How Alkaline is Your Diet? 11 Foods to Try!

  1. KP says:

    This is great!

  2. david says:

    Here is a great PH chart identifying alkaline and acidic foods

  3. Dan Winger says:

    I’m fighting leukemia and grateful for the information on acidity/alkalinity.

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