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April 2012 Issue

The Lowdown on a Low-Acid Diet

Just when you think you’ve heard them all, another diet trend hits the market. This time it’s the “low-acid” diet. Featured in popular diet books, the low-acid diet purports that there are health benefits to be gained by restricting the intake of foods and beverages that are high-acid, and thus have a low pH—the lower the pH, the higher a food’s acidity.

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