Ideally, our diet should contain eighty percent alkaline and twenty percent acidic. In this alkaline environment, all body processes, organs and tissues function optimal. Western (including Dutch) diet, however, has too much acid and not enough alkaline foods. This makes our body 'acid' (28)
. At this point chlorophyll steps in and helps us.
It contains a lot of magnesium, which can contribute to a healthy level in our acid-base balance. An important note: Our body will not become alkaline as we take extra chlorophyll, while, at the same time, keep eating acid foodstuffs. To have a good alkaline level we should eat more alkaline and less acidic products - every day!
Meat, poultry, fish, game, soya and eggs for example, are very acidic. Cereals, legumes and cheese are moderate acid. Oil (cream) butter and seeds are either weakly acidic or weakly alkaline, while all dairy products except cheese are moderately alkaline. Fruits, vegetables and potatoes are very alkaline.