The Alkaline Diet

Celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Channing Tatum and Demi Moore follow the Alkaline Diet. How can you follow suit and adjust your diet for the ideal pH level? Nutritionist and Chinese medical practitioner Melissa Ramos teaches us what it's all about.

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The Alkaline Diet is based on the theory that eating certain foods can help maintain the body's ideal pH balance to improve overall health. Some experts believe you need a higher pH level to improve energy levels, lose weight, and reduce pain and inflammation for healthy teeth and gums.

You can determine your pH level using an easy at-home test, which will show you where you fall on the pH scale, illustrated above. Ideally, your body should maintain a pH level of 7.

In our diets, the ratio of alkaline to acidic should be 70/30. It's about balance!

Take a look at some common foods that vary from high alkaline to highly acidic, and which will influence where you fall on the pH scale.

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