According to a studies evaluated in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health on the Alkaline Diet, it IS possible to alkalize your body through diet. See the article here --http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3195546/
One of the studies looked at alkaline supplementation using potassium bicarbonate, which was effective.
Similarly, I have personally used baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to alleviate the symptoms of lactic acid buildup from high intensity training (leg day). It works rather rapidly to neutralize blood acidity and removes the feelings of nausea.
None of the studies references examined lemon juice.
The Alkaline Diet is primarily an overhyped vegan diet. Meat is not evil, nor bad for you. However, eating multiple daily servings of leafy green, onions, and cruciferous vegetables is enough to raise and maintain a higher blood pH in a healthy way. In addition, they are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
By the way, the temporary lower blood pH caused by resistance exercise is good for you, as it causes the secretion of Growth Hormone and causes fat loss.
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