Scientists can tell how foods will react inside the body by incinerating the food and analyzing the mineral content of its ash. If the mineral content is highly alkaline, then the food will likely have an alkalizing effect on the body, and vice versa.
In other words, how the body reacts to certain foods is what determines what foods are alkaline-forming and what foods are acid-forming. For example, lemons are acidic in nature but have an alkalizing effect on the body once they are digested. Similarly, milk is alkaline outside the body, but acidic upon digestion. Here are 7 alkaline foods that fight cancer, pain, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. check out. (source: greenopedia.com)
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