When almonds digest, they leave an alkaline “ash” in the body, which helps to alkalize the blood.  Since blood must maintain an alkaline pH level of about 7.4 for optimum health, alkaline foods are an essential part of our diet.  If the pH of the blood becomes acid by eating acidifying foods, the body may leach calcium from the bones to neutralize the acid, thereby weaking the bones.  For more information on the benefits of an alkaline diet, check out my article on my Top 10 Bone-Building Foods.

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4 Comments on Quick Question: How Do Almonds Help Heal Osteoporosis?

  1. Kathy says:

    I use Almond Breeze almond milk (unsweetened vanilla flavor). In fact, I just had it on my oatmeal this morning! It’s delicious and alkalizing.

  2. elizabeth jones says:

    what do you use instead of milk on oatmeal, ect. i am allergic to soy

  3. Kathy says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of Dr. Susan Brown; I’ll check out her website right away. Thanks for writing, Jacqueline!

  4. Jacqueline says:

    Hi Kathleen,

    I just stumbled across your site via google and just wanted to drop a line that I absolutely love it! Congratulations with your diet success (and your shoulder). I am a bit new to the alkaline diet approach, but it is really making a lot of sense. Have you read the work of Dr. Susan Brown ( I have found her info about alkalinity and osteoporosis to an excellent introduction to the topic. Here’s one of her blog posts about Wholesome, low calorie drinks that alkalize

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