Acid-alkaline balance is important to your body. An acidic environment is the perfect setting for illness and disease. Cancer can not survive in an alkaline environment. We want to keep our bodies at a slightly alkaline on the pH scale. A pH of 7 is neutral. Human blood should be at 7.35 to 7.45. The food we eat determines the how acidic or alkaline the body is.
Eating foods that assist the body in maintaining the alkaline environment help to reduce anxiety and depression, digestive problems, chronic pain, inflammation, kidney stones, and muscle wasting/spasms, promote stronger bones, and so much more!
Eating a mostly raw, whole plant food diet supports the alkaline environment your body needs to thrive. While all plant foods are good for this, yes, even lemons when metabolized have an alkaline effect on the body, greens have an excellent alkaline effect on the body. Another reason to snarf up those greens!!