Your body pH — a measure of acidity or alkalinity — plays a key role in your health because overly acidic or overly alkaline conditions can stop your enzymes from working properly, essentially stopping cellular function. This is the basis for the alkaline diet.
What Is the Alkaline Diet Plan?
The alkaline diet is based on the idea that the foods you eat can affect the pH of your body, and proponents claim focusing on alkaline-forming foods for at least 70 percent of your daily diet will combat disease and benefit your health.
While not enough scientific evidence exists to back up all the health claims associated with an alkaline diet, a 2011 study published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health states that an alkaline diet plan might improve