The alkaline diet is based on the idea that what you eat affects the pH level (the acidity or alkalinity) of your body. The diet eliminates foods that have high acid and emphasizes foods that are high in alkaline. A pH of 0 is totally acidic, while a pH of 14 is completely alkaline. A pH of 7 is neutral. Those levels vary throughout your body. Your blood is slightly alkaline, with a pH between 7.35 and 7.45. Your stomach is very acidic, with a pH of 3.5 or below, so it can break down food. The goal is to maintain a healthy PH balance to help our overall health. If you can find alkaline based foods and water, mucus is less likely to live in the body and as we know mucus leads to diseases and infection. Live alkaline and improve your health.